Former High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd. Interim Director Patrick O’Connell has more than 30 years of experience in the private and public sectors. Following his departure from HS2, he joined the United States Navy as an executive director in charge of transforming its chief of naval personnel (CNP) operating model. Patrick O’Connell developed a holistic plan to update the model with the intention of improving the CNP operating processes at a reduced and sustainable cost. Additionally, he received the authority to transition CNP technology to a more modernized fee-for-service cloud-based mode.
Beyond his professional responsibilities, Dr. O’Connell enjoys traveling and has visited more than 60 countries, including Italy, Spain, England, France, and Japan.