Virtual Conference

Rail Freight Group Conference

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Speakers

Chris Heaton-Harris MP
Minister of State
Chris Heaton-Harris MP
Minister of State
Chris Heaton-Harris was appointed as a Minister of State at the Department for Transport on 25 July 2019.
Maggie Simpson
Rail Freight Group
Director General
Maggie Simpson
Director General
Rail Freight Group
Maggie Simpson is Director General at the Rail Freight Group, the representative body for rail freight in the UK.
Liam Day
GB Railfreight
Commercial Director
Liam Day
Commercial Director
GB Railfreight
Liam began his career on the railways in Network Rail’s graduate management training programme before joining the Freight and National Passenger Operator (FNPO)
Kathryn Oldale
DB Cargo
Head of Strategy, Policy and Communications
Kathryn Oldale
Head of Strategy, Policy and Communications
DB Cargo
Kathryn joined DB Cargo UK in March 2016 and is currently Head of Strategy, Policy and Communications.
Andy Saunders
Network Rail
Delivery Director
Andy Saunders
Delivery Director
Network Rail
Andy is a career railway individual who worked his way through the grades and has over 25 years in rail freight....
Declan Collier
Office of Rail and Road
Chair
Declan Collier
Chair
Office of Rail and Road
Previously, Declan was CEO of London City Airport, a role which he held since 2012
Martin Tugwell
England’s Economic Heartland Strategic Alliance; CIHT
Programme Director; President
Martin Tugwell
Programme Director; President
England’s Economic Heartland Strategic Alliance; CIHT
Martin Tugwell has over 20 years of experience in strategic transport and infrastructure planning whilst operating at national,
Richard Mann
Midlands Connect
Senior Rail Programme Manager
Richard Mann
Senior Rail Programme Manager
Midlands Connect
Richard led the development of the Midlands Connect Freight and International Gateways 2017 strategies, setting out how road and rail freight, and aviation can help transform the Midlands economy.
John Thomas
Rail Delivery Group
Director of Policy
John Thomas
Director of Policy
Rail Delivery Group
John is a rail policy and regulation specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the transport sector.
Andrew Kluth
RSSB
Lead Carbon Specialist
Andrew Kluth
Lead Carbon Specialist
RSSB
Andrew joined RSSB in May 2018 to support the Rail Industry Decarbonisation Taskforce.
Jonathan Brown
Ricardo
Technical and Innovation Engagement Lead – Rail
Jonathan Brown
Technical and Innovation Engagement Lead – Rail
Ricardo
Biography to follow shortly.
Richard Ballantyne
British Ports Association
Chief Executive
Richard Ballantyne
Chief Executive
British Ports Association
Richard has in depth expertise in ports, transport and environment policy matters as well as a wide experience of the legislative process around the UK.
Geoff Lippitt
PD Ports
Group Business Development Director
Geoff Lippitt
Group Business Development Director
PD Ports
Geoff joined PD Ports as Group Business Development Director in 2011.
Peter Graham
Freightliner
Head of Rail Strategy
Peter Graham
Head of Rail Strategy
Freightliner
Biography to follow shortly.
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