Virtual Conference

Rail Industry Forum

Wednesday 03 March 2021

Speakers

Alex Burrows
Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education/Rail Alliance
Director
Alex Burrows
Director
Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education/Rail Alliance
Biography to follow shortly.
Sharon Hedges
Transport Focus
Franchise Programme Manager
Sharon Hedges
Franchise Programme Manager
Transport Focus
Sharon has worked for Transport Focus since 2006 and now leads the work on rail franchising.
Alexia Course
Transport for Wales
Rail Operations Director
Alexia Course
Rail Operations Director
Transport for Wales
Alexia has spent her career working in rail. She held a number of senior business and commercial roles at Network Rail, including Route Commercial Director for Wales & Borders.
Tim Wood
Transport for the North
Northern Powerhouse Rail Director
Tim Wood
Northern Powerhouse Rail Director
Transport for the North
Tim Wood has over 22 years’ experience in railway design and delivery and prior to this, 11 years spent in the construction industry.
Neil Ethell
DB Cargo UK
Head of Operations and Service Delivery
Neil Ethell
Head of Operations and Service Delivery
DB Cargo UK
Biography to follow shortly.
Hilary Tysoe
Arriva UK Trains
HR Director
Hilary Tysoe
HR Director
Arriva UK Trains
Biography to follow shortly.
Neil Robertson
The National Skills Academy for Rail
Chief Executive
Neil Robertson
Chief Executive
The National Skills Academy for Rail
Neil joined the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) in 2015, from the utility sector where he was CEO of the Energy & Utility Skills Group.
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.
Lawrence Shackman
Transport for Scotland
Head of Rail Projects and Technical Services
Lawrence Shackman
Head of Rail Projects and Technical Services
Transport for Scotland
Biography to follow shortly.
Lucy Prior MBE
3Squared
Business Engagement Director
Lucy Prior MBE
Business Engagement Director
3Squared
Biography to follow shortly.
David Statham
Southeastern
Managing Director
David Statham
Managing Director
Southeastern
Biography to follow shortly.
Dr. Rossa Donovan
Network Rail
Head of Environment & Sustainable Development
Dr. Rossa Donovan
Head of Environment & Sustainable Development
Network Rail
Biography to follow shortly.
Lara Young
Costain
Group Carbon Manager
Lara Young
Group Carbon Manager
Costain
Biography to follow shortly.
Robert Cook
Office of Rail and Road
Head of Strategic and Policy Projects
Robert Cook
Head of Strategic and Policy Projects
Office of Rail and Road
Robert has been at the Office of Rail and Road since 2015, with responsibility for policy and strategic projects that can change ORR’s approach to regulation.
Steve White
Govia Thameslink Railway
Chief Operating Officer
Steve White
Chief Operating Officer
Govia Thameslink Railway
Biography to follow shortly.
Andrew Went
Arup
UKIMEA & Global High Speed Rail Leader
Andrew Went
UKIMEA & Global High Speed Rail Leader
Arup
Andrew has over 30 years’ experience within the Transport and Civil Engineering industry...
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