The CEO of DB Cargo UK, Hans-Georg Werner, has been made chair of the Rail Delivery Group’s (RDG) freight board.
Werner said the rail freight sector has seen significant change in recent years but that it must be prepared for more.
RDG’s freight board exists to deliver leadership and strategic direction to the rail freight sector. Its strategic priorities for 2018 include: ensuring sustainable track access charges for CP6 and beyond, the development of HS2, and strategic freight capacity on the national network.
Werner, who has more than 30 years of rail freight experience working for DB and its UK subsidiary, said: “Every year the rail freight industry carries goods worth over £30 billion, making it vital to the competitiveness of the UK economy and an intrinsic part of our everyday lives.
“By working together we will ensure that we remain a sustainable industry that attracts the right level of investment to ensure we can continue to deliver for our customers and the UK economy.”
Since Werner took the highest ranking role at DB Cargo UK in October 2016 he has overseen its biggest organisational restructure since privatisation.