GB Railfreight has appointed Alex Kirk as general infrastructure manager. He joins GBRf from Network Rail, where he began his career as a graduate in the commercial freight team. In the six and a half years there, Alex worked as freight manager in Wales and then sponsored freight enhancement projects in the South.
This appointment comes at a time when GBRf’s business has enjoyed a long period of growth. It now has turnover in excess of £200 million a year and operate over 1,000 trainloads a week, moving approximately 23 per cent of the UK’s rail cargo. The infrastructure team is set to play a leading role in supporting the recovery of the railway post COVID-19.
Alex brings with him knowledge of Network Rail as well as of the drivers for CP6 and the pressures they face. He has developed strong relationships across Network Rail and Transport for London, which will be key in his new role.
Liam Day, GB Railfreight’s commercial director, said: “The railway has an important role to play in helping the UK to recover from the COVID-19 crisis and our infrastructure team will be playing a significant role in supporting the sector. I am extremely pleased that Alex has joined us as the team’s General Infrastructure Manager. Alex brings great knowledge of the things that are most important to our customers and a real desire to make a difference. H is a fantastic addition to the team.”
Alex Kirk said: “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed General Infrastructure Manager. Having worked with GBRf as a customer I can’t wait to get stuck in and see if from the other side. This is an unusual time to start a new job, but I am looking forward to working with the team to help our customers in delivering recovery and future growth for the railway in the UK. I am thrilled to be part of the GBRf family!”