Keith Ludeman, former chief executive of the Go-Ahead Group, has joined new international business, Network Rail Consulting, as a non-executive director.
Network Rail Consulting, a subsidiary of Network Rail, aims to harness the vast range of skills and experience available within Network Rail. Britain’s rail industry has a long history of exporting knowledge and skills overseas.
Mr Ludeman, 62, was most recently group chief executive of one of Europe’s biggest transport groups – Go-Ahead – from 2006 until 2011. Since his retirement from that post he has also served as a non-executive director of Network Rail.
Says Simon Kirby, chairman of Network Rail Consulting, ‘Keith brings with him decades of experience of leadership in the transport industry, both in Britain and overseas. His addition to the board of Network Rail Consulting will provide first-hand, commercial expertise and corporate oversight as we look to demonstrate the best of British expertise around the world.’
Mr Ludeman joins chairman Simon Kirby and managing director Nigel Ash on the board of directors of Network Rail Consulting, along with Network Rail’s group finance director Patrick Butcher.