Dr. Michèle Dix CBE was appointed Non-Executive Director of Crossrail International in February 2018.
A chartered civil engineer, Michèle has 43 years of experience in transport and land use planning, public transport and traffic engineering and research in the UK and overseas, ranging from strategy development to detailed scheme design and implementation.
She is currently Managing Director of Crossrail 2, a proposed new £30bn railway route providing a North-South rail link across London, with responsibility for developing the project and gaining funding and powers for it.
After completing her PhD in transport and land use planning, Michèle started her career at the Greater London Council (GLC) and became a chartered civil engineer through the GLC’s transport planning graduate scheme. She later spent 15 years in the private sector with Halcrow Fox, becoming board director for urban transport.
In 2000, Michèle joined Transport for London (TfL) as co-Director of Congestion Charging, developing, implementing and operating the scheme. She became Managing Director of Planning in 2007 with responsibility for leading on the Mayor of London’s transport strategy for the future transport needs of London, coordinating the implementation of local plans and borough partnerships, and developing major road, rail and environmental scheme initiatives (including the Ultra Low Emission Zone, tram and tube extensions, and Crossrail 2). Michèle left Planning in February 2015 to become Managing Director of Crossrail 2.
Michèle is a visiting professor for University College London (UCL). She is a Board member of the Major Projects Association, a Trustee for the London Transport Museum, and sits on the Executive Board of UITP (International Association of Public Transport), a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility.