The Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) has appointed Jo Kaye as its new chief executive officer (CEO).
Jo brings to the role an extensive background in rail leadership, having previously worked at Network Rail for 24 years, most recently as managing director of the system operator. She has previous experience as a trustee of The Settle and Carlisle Railway Trust and in education settings, and is currently a non-executive Director at Transport for Greater Manchester.
Jo said: “I am delighted to be taking on this role and look forward to leading the RBF through its next stage of growth. Having worked in rail for my entire career, I know just how essential this charity is to the industry, and I will harness knowledge and contacts gained from my experience to further RBF’s impact.”
For the last three years, Claire Houghton has led the charity in supporting thousands of current, former, and retired railway workers and their families through hardship. During her time as CEO, RBF has seen many developments, including a new website, logo rebrand, and new services including a Retired Fund and Financial Health Assistant.
Tim Shoveller, chair of trustees for RBF, said: “Jo’s appointment is fantastic news for RBF, and I have full confidence that she will take the charity from strength to strength. On behalf of our trustees, I’d like to thank Claire for her incredible contribution to the charity and wish her a well-deserved retirement.”
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