24 March 2022 | County Hall, Belvedere Road London

Pete Sollitt

Job Role

Health, Safety and Security Director, Technical Services Directorate | HS2 Ltd


Pete Sollitt – Health, Safety and Security Director, High Speed Two (Limited) Pete joined HS2 Ltd in November 2015 and has spent most of that time in delivery on Phase 1 of the programme. He has been responsible for the Enabling Works (including site clearance, bridge construction, ecology and environmental mitigation, and demolitions), Utility diversions and new power connections, and the works delivered by Network Rail on behalf of HS2, including alterations to Euston Station and other site clearances along the route. He has also been responsible for Construction Logistics and Traffic Management. In August 2021, Pete took on the new position of Health, Safety and Security Director for HS2. In that role, he is responsible for Occupational Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Security (cyber, information, data, physical and personal) for HS2. Before joining HS2 Ltd, Pete worked in Oil & Gas, and was responsible for planning the logistics for a Chevron led project to construct a $40 billion oil production facility in Kazakhstan. This involved the movement of pre-fabricated modules from Korea, transhipment and movement by inland waters through Russia, as well as Global bulk material and equipment delivery by air, road and rail.

Pete gained over 20 years’ experience in logistics and supply chain management whilst serving in the British Army. In that time he has operated in Iraq, the Balkans, Angola and Northern Europe. His primary role was in strategic campaign planning where he worked in support of UK operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan. On reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Pete retired from military service.

Pete was awarded an MBA from the Open University Business School in 2013 and also has a BSc(Hons) degree in Information Systems Management from Cranfield University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation. Peter is married with two children. His interests include cricket, rugby and photography. He holds a Private Pilot’s Licence and enjoys flying light aircraft.