Crossrail’s legacy expert Simon Bennett joins CI


Simon Bennett standing in new crossrail station


 Crossrail International (CI) is delighted to welcome Simon Bennett as Associate Director and Expert Adviser, Stakeholder Engagement and Learning Legacy.

Simon joins CI from Crossrail Limited following the successful opening of London’s newest railway, the Elizabeth line. His involvement in the project spanned more than 20 years from programme initiation through construction, to most recently developing, delivering and managing the Crossrail Learning Legacy, a unique collation and dissemination of good practice, innovation and lessons learned from the Crossrail programme aimed at raising the bar in industry and showcasing UK PLC.


A civil engineer, transport planner and communications professional, Simon has over 25 years of experience in the UK rail sector.

“We are delighted to welcome Simon to our team,” said Paul Dyson, CI’s Chief Executive Officer. “His in-depth knowledge of the Crossrail programme is an invaluable asset in support of Crossrail International’s strategic advisory proposition throughout the world.”

“I am really excited to be joining Crossrail International’s team,” said Simon. “I look forward to engaging with industry stakeholders from all over the world, sharing the learnings and reconnecting with many of my colleagues who worked on the Crossrail project.”

Simon holds a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Hertfordshire. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, and an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Simon Bennett

Simon Bennett

Associate Director and Expert Adviser, Stakeholder Engagement and Learning Legacy

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