David Miller is Operations Director for Crossrail International (CI), responsible for ensuring the operational performance of the company as well as leading CI’s governance framework and relationship with the Department for Transport (DfT) shareholder. He has 14 years’ experience working in UK central government, during which time he has held a series of policy and strategy roles covering differing portfolios and policy areas, all aimed at generating the greatest economic benefit for the UK.
Prior to joining CI, David was Senior Policy Adviser, Export and Investment Policy, at the Department for International Trade (DIT) where he delivered a major government strategy and series of programmes defining the UK’s future approach to exports. He also took the lead for Northern Ireland exports and investment, managing DIT relationships with the Northern Ireland Executive and Invest Northern Ireland, the country’s regional economic development agency.
In 2013, David joined the Department for Transport (DfT) to develop the growth and regeneration programme for High Speed 2 (HS2) – the UK’s new 345-mile, high speed railway line under development, which will run between London and Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds – to secure wider benefits from this major infrastructure investment. Having established and managed the secretariat functions for the Taskforce report and produced the government’s response, David led policy development and business case production to establish a government-owned regeneration company.
As a member of DfT’s Maritime team, he managed the successful production, launch and implementation of the Maritime Growth Study report in relation to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), an executive agency of the DfT responsible for preventing the loss of lives at sea and for implementing British and International maritime law and safety policy.
David commenced his career in the civil service with the National Offender Management Service (now Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service) at the Ministry of Justice. He spent seven years with the Ministry, initially as a Safer Custody Officer and later as an Estate Integration Programme Officer, supporting the delivery of the Ministry’s Estates strategy.
David holds a BA in History from the University of Lancaster.