Ruth Humphrey has been appointed Project Director – Depots, for Siemens Rail Systems.
The former TfL manager will be based at Siemens’ Westminster offices. Ruth will have overall responsibility for delivery of the Thameslink depots at Hornsey and Three Bridges.
A fluent French speaker Ruth Humphrey started her career in hotel management in France before moving to British Aerospace from whence she joined BR in the South East.
Her career in the railway industry includes directing major projects at Stagecoach Rail and South West Trains. She has also worked for Balfour Beatty Rail and Network Rail. She studied Maths and French at the University of Manchester – Institute of Science and Technology.
In her new role Ruth will work in close collaboration with stakeholders, suppliers and contractors and local groups to deliver both depots within tight timescales and budgets.
She will also work closely with recently-appointed Thameslink Rolling Stock Project Programme Director David Miller. Says Ruth, ‘These two depots are critical to the success of the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project and I am pleased to be joining Siemens at such a pivotal time in the project delivery.
‘Siemens already has extensive depot project management and build skills and I am looking forward to working closely with my new colleagues across the business to capitalise on these skills for project success.’
Steve Scrimshaw, Managing Director for Siemens Rail Systems in the UK said, ‘I’m delighted to be able to welcome Ruth to Siemens. Her extensive expertise in delivering complex, high-value rail construction projects, will be invaluable as we forge ahead with this important project.’