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Transparency data: DfT major projects: appointment letters for Senior Responsible Owners (SROs)

DfT appointment letters for Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP) Senior Responsible Owners.

Transparency data: DfT major projects: appointment letters for Senior Responsible Owners (SROs)

Published: 20 February 2024
By Chris Haycock



The guidance for officials giving evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees, known as the Osmotherly Rules, was updated on the 17 October 2014. As part of this update government is committed to publishing GMPP SRO letters of appointment.

Each government department publishes the letters of appointment for their GMPP SROs. These letters include the date of appointment, project deliverables, the tenure of the role linked to key project milestones and the extent and limit of their accountability.

Published 29 October 2015 Last updated 20 February 2024 + show all updates 20 February 2024 HS2 Programme SRO appointment letter added.

11 April 2023 Added SRO appointment letters for the Rail Transformation Programme and A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Project

28 March 2023 Senior responsible owner appointments for A12, A417 and Midlands rail hub.

23 March 2023 Northern Powerhouse Rail programme's SRO appointment letter added.

3 March 2023 Added in Senior Responsible Owner for the Rail Passenger Services programme appointment letter and removed previous Rail Passenger Services response to COVID-19 letter.

15 December 2022 New appointments of Nick Bisson to the East Coast Main Line enhancements programme and Cavendish Elithorn to the Midland Main Line programme announced.

13 July 2022 Added Rapid Charging Fund project's SRO appointment letter.

21 April 2022 Added East Coast digital railway programme's SRO appointment letter.

23 December 2021 Added senior responsible owner appointment letter for the rail transformation programme.

11 August 2021 Release of Lower Thames crossing and passenger services response to COVID-19 senior responsible owners appointment letters.

17 June 2021 April and May 2021 appointment letters for A303, Crossrail, East West Rail, Great Western Route Modernisation Programme, HS2, Thameslink, Second-Generation Search and Rescue Aviation programme, Transpennine Route Upgrade Programme, Brighton Mainline Upgrade Programme and A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements scheme.

2 April 2019 Reappointment of Heathrow Expansion programme’s senior responsible officer letter released.

31 January 2019 Updated SRO letter for East West Rail programme.

31 May 2018 Senior Responsible Owner appointment letter for the high speed rail programme.

20 July 2017 New Senior Responsible Owners appointment letters for north of England, Great Western route, Midland Mainline, east west rail, south west route and airport capacity.

21 September 2016 New Senior Responsible Owners appointment letters for Crossrail, Intercity express and Thameslink.

29 October 2015 First published.

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