Alex Burrows, Alstom’s former marketing and strategy director, has joined the Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education (BCRRE) at the University of Birmingham as business director.
BCRRE is an integral part of the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network, a collaboration between academia and industry.
It will provide a step-change in innovation in the sector, and accelerate new technologies and products from research into market applications globally.
Having worked for Alstom Transport, Atkins and the West Midlands Transport Authority, Alex brings with him a wealth of sector-related knowledge and connections.
BCRRE director professor Clive Roberts said: “The appointment of our business director demonstrates our commitment to working more closely with industry. We look forward to forging even closer relationships with our existing contacts and developing new collaborations with a range of businesses.”
Alex Burrows added: “We have a lot to deliver including our new Centre of Excellence in Digital Systems in the next few years and I look forward to supporting world class rail research and development here at BCRRE.”