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Rob Taylor named as new Porterbrook CFO

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Porterbrook has announced the appointment of Rob Taylor as chief financial officer.

Rob joins from Trenitalia UK where he is currently finance and corporate director. Previously he held senior finance roles at c2c and National Express as well as at EY where he worked in the infrastructure advisory team.

He said: “I am pleased to join Porterbrook at this important time for the railway. With operators facing the considerable challenge of delivering better performance with less cost, Porterbrook’s well-established reputation for supporting industry improvements and driving innovation is needed now more than ever. I look forward to joining the team and being a part of the mission to deliver a safe, efficient and sustainable railway.”

The move comes as a result of the planned retirement of CFO Peter Coates, and Rob will take up the post on 31 October.

“I am delighted that Rob is joining Porterbrook,” said Mary Grant, chief executive officer. “His extensive experience across infrastructure and finance will strongly enhance the expertise of our team as we continue to support improved industry performance and reliability as well as delivering value to our customers and stakeholders.

“I’d like to thank Peter for his huge contribution to the success of the company over the last five years,” she added. “He has been a great asset for the business and I wish him all the very best for his retirement.”

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