Investor and developer Rock Rail has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of George Bearfield to the new position of health and safety director.
George joins from the RSSB where he was the director of system safety and health. Prior to working for the RSSB he worked as a safety and assurance consultant for complex safety critical systems and also held various positions designing rail systems.
In his new role George will be responsible for all aspects of Rock Rail’s safety management systems, including safety assurance responsibilities for all of its fleets.
Rock Rail has provided rolling stock asset management services for around two and a half years, alongside its funding, procurement and leasing activities. It currently provides these services across the three rolling stock fleets worth £2 billion that it has been awarded since 2016.
CEO Mark Swindell said: “Health and safety assurance is a critical part of asset management and George’s experience and expertise in rail safety management and assurance fully complement the rest of the Rock team in delivering an industry leading asset management service.”
George’s appointment follows the recruitment of Greater Anglia’s former deputy managing director Mike Kean as chief operating officer. Mike heads up Rock Rail’s asset management team.