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Ellie Burrows takes helm of RSSB safety leadership group

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Network Rail’s Anglia Director, Ellie Burrows, has been appointed chair of RSSB’s System Safety Risk Group (SSRG). She takes over the chair from Steve Murphy, CEO of MTR UK.

SSRG promotes collaboration through the industry’s shared strategy: ‘Leading Health and Safety on Britain’s Railway’ (LHSBR). This sets out the opportunities to improve across 12 key risk areas as well as industry’s own capabilities, helping to keep Britain’s railways among the safest in the world.

In addition to her role at Network Rail, Ellie has been Train Services Director at Southeastern, as well as being a Fellow and Deputy Chair of the Chartered Institution of Railway Operators.

On her appointment, Ellie said: “I’m delighted to be taking the helm of the System Safety Risk Group at what is a critical juncture for our industry. The railways are embarking on reform, and with change comes risk.

“I want to ensure the industry retains its collaborative spirit and shared commitment just as I also want us all to take full advantage of RSSB’s data and brainpower to drive us forward.”
RSSB’s Director of System Safety and Health, Ali Chegini, said: ““With Ellie on board, SSRG can ensure the industry collectively stays on its toes, remains alert to the risks and focusses attention on the right action as the right time.”

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