HS2 risks further controversy after hiring a Network Rail executive on £750,000 a year to help run the project
The project has already been accused of running it's own gravy train, and this could cause further concerns .
According to the Telegraph, Simon Kirby will join the project as chief executive of construction on a salary more than five time higher that the Prime Minister’s wage of £142,500.
Mr Kirby, who was previously managing director of infrastructure projects at Network Rail, has been criticised in the past for the the size of his bonus payments.
There have been growing concerns about the spiralling cost of the £50 billion HS2 project.