6th Annual (2019)

UK Rail Industry Forum

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Speakers

Tim Shoveller
Network Rail
Managing Director for the North West and Central Region
Tim Shoveller
Managing Director for the North West and Central Region
Network Rail
Tim Shoveller is Managing Director of Network Rail’s North West and Central Region.
David Clarke
Railway Industry Association
Technical Director
David Clarke
Technical Director
Railway Industry Association
David joined RIA in 2016 as the Technical Director. His role focuses on representing member's interests in the important areas of...
Jacqueline Starr
Rail Delivery Group
Chief Operating Officer
Jacqueline Starr
Chief Operating Officer
Rail Delivery Group
Jacqueline joined Rail Delivery Group on September 28th 2015, having been Customer Experience Director...
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.
Lawrence Shackman
Transport Scotland
Head of Rail Projects and Technical Services
Lawrence Shackman
Head of Rail Projects and Technical Services
Transport Scotland
With more than 33 years’ engineering experience, Lawrence was appointed as Transport Scotland’s Head of Rail Projects and Technical Services in 2017..
Jonathan Fox
Transport for London
Director of London Rail
Jonathan Fox
Director of London Rail
Transport for London
Jon started his career in 1986 with British Rail, undertaking various managerial roles – both passenger and freight transportation around the UK.
Kate Myers
HS2
Head of Skills, Employment and Education
Kate Myers
Head of Skills, Employment and Education
HS2
Kate joined HS2 Ltd as Head of Skills, Employment and Education in 2016 and leads the approach to SEE.
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.
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.
Rabih Arzouni
Fujitsu
Chief Technology Officer for Transport
Rabih Arzouni
Chief Technology Officer for Transport
Fujitsu
Rabih has 18 years’ experience within the IT Industry during that time Rabih has worked in various leadership...
Linda McCord
Transport Focus
Senior Stakeholder Manager
Linda McCord
Senior Stakeholder Manager
Transport Focus
Linda McCord is a Senior Stakeholder Manager at Transport Focus.
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.
Hilary Tysoe
Arriva UK Trains
HR Director
Hilary Tysoe
HR Director
Arriva UK Trains
Biography to follow shortly.
Simon Rennie
Siemens Mobility
Head of Digital, Rolling Stock
Simon Rennie
Head of Digital, Rolling Stock
Siemens Mobility
Simon Rennie is Head of Digital for Siemens Mobility’s Rolling Stock division.
Julianna Moats
Young Rail Professionals
National Professional Networking and Development Manager
Julianna Moats
National Professional Networking and Development Manager
Young Rail Professionals
Julianna Moats is a Railway Engineer and Transport Planner at WSP, and the National Networking and Development Manager for Young Rail Professionals...
Robert Cook
Office of Rail and Road
Head of Strategic Projects
Robert Cook
Head of Strategic 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.
Jonathan Bray
Urban Transport Group
Director
Jonathan Bray
Director
Urban Transport Group
Jonathan has been the Director of the Urban Transport Group since 2008.
Michael Pearson
Clifford Chance
Partner
Michael Pearson
Partner
Clifford Chance
Michael Pearson is a partner in Clifford Chance's Infrastructure Group and co-head of Clifford Chance’s Rail Group.
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.
Julian Worth
CILT Rail Freight Forum
Chair
Julian Worth
Chair
CILT Rail Freight Forum
Julian Worth has spent 40 years in the railfreight industry in a wide variety of roles, including Managing Director, Transrail Freight, and Marketing Director, English Welsh & Scottish Railway.
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