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HS2 appoints COO and CFO

A new chief operating officer (COO) and chief finance officer (CFO) have been appointed at HS2 Ltd. Richard Robinson joins HS2 as COO from AECOM, where he was chief executive of civil infrastructure in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. At...
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has appointed Sir Terry Morgan as the new HS2 chairman. Sir Terry has been the chair of Crossrail since 2009 and will replace outgoing chair Sir David Higgins on August 1. Announcements on HS2's new chief operating...
Engineering consultancy Andrew Reid and Partners has appointed Tony Latienda as director for rail. Tony has more than 20 years in developing and delivering complex infrastructure, transportation and rail programmes, including schemes for Network Rail and Transport for London. Like this story? Follow us on...
Malcolm Brown, CEO of Angel Trains, is to leave the train leasing company after 10 years to join investment management firm AMP Capital as senior principal. His successor will be Kevin Tribley, the current chief operating officer, who has been at the...
Transport for London's director of diversity and inclusion Staynton Brown explores how London Transport looked to the Commonwealth to help run the capital's transport network after the Second World War.   We often talk about London being a global city, which...
Merseyrail's head of marketing and corporate social responsibility (CSR) Suzanne Grant has been promoted to the role of commercial director. Over the past five years she has led the team responsible for revenue growth, producing the award-winning Wirral Track Renewal information campaign and...
Siemens UK & Ireland has appointed Crossrail's former talent & resources director as its new director of human resources. Valerie Todd will start on October 1 following the retirement of Toby Peyton-Jones. Prior to joining Crossrail she was the managing director of...
David Noyes, a former CEO of cruise lines Cunard and P&O Cruises and an ex-director of British Airways (BA), has joined the board of Network Rail as a non-executive director. Current non-executive director Michael O’Higgins is retiring and will be leaving...
Network Rail has confirmed the date when chief executive Mark Carne will hand over the reins to his successor. Andrew Haines, incumbent chief executive at the Civil Aviation Authority, will take over on August 14, a day after Carne retires. Carne...
Industry veteran Steve Pugh has become the latest appointment at open access operator Hull Trains. Steve, whose career began as a British Rail trainee driver in 1979, took on his first managerial role in 1991 He remained at British Rail until...
Crossrail has announced the appointment of three new members to its board to support the project's transition to the Elizabeth line. Non-executive directors Pam Alexander OBE, Michael Cassidy CBE and Terry Hill CBE have stepped down, although Michael Cassidy will continue...
Hull Trains has appointed a new head of digital to spearhead innovation and enhance its customer experience. Khalid Amin, who has more than 15 years' of experience in e-commerce and digital marketing with travel companies such as SuperBreak and British Airways,...
Network Rail has created a new role to head its asset protection and optimisation (ASPRO) teams as it seeks to implement reforms to the way ASPRO works, to break down barriers and make it easier for other organisations to invest in...
Groups of Greater Anglia systems technicians are being flown to Switzerland for an intense programme of maintenance training. The engineers will look after the operator's new Stadler trains and will spend six months travelling to the manufacturer's bases and its suppliers...
Mark Carne, chief executive of Network Rail, has re-pledged the organisation's support of the armed forces community by signing an updated version of the Armed Forces Covenant. "We hugely value the role of the people from the armed forces in...
FirstGroup has appoint a new managing director for its subsidiary, open access rail operator Hull Trains. Louise Cheeseman will now permanently take up the position she has held on an interim basis since March. Louise is from Hull and started in...
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has moved quickly to replace outgoing chief executive Charles Horton, who resigned last month amid ongoing challenges to introduce the May timetable change. His replacement is former London Midland managing director Patrick Verwer, who was set to become...
Transport for London (TfL) has been proudly promoting the female engineers within its ranks to inspire more women to join the profession. Vinyl displays have been installed at Canning Town, Cannon Street and Loughton Tube stations telling the stories of...
Syeda Ghufran has become ScotRail's first female engineering director - just eight years after first joining the train company. She joined the business as a engineering management trainee in 2013 and was most recently head of engineering depots, delivering many engineering...
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has set out on a magical quest to find a wizarding ambassador and muggle relations expert. Open to both magical and non-magical applications, the voluntary position might sound a little riddikulus but the heritage railway,...
The National College for High-Speed Rail (NCHSR) has established a partnership with Alstom's Academy for Rail in Widnes. The agreement will see NCHSR lead on the provision of learner education and technical training at the facility, which opened in June...
FirstGroup's Tim O'Toole has stepped down from the company's board and as CEO with immediate effect. The news comes after the firm announced losses of £327 million in the year to March 31, a stark contrast to the profit of...
The CEO of DB Cargo UK, Hans-Georg Werner, has been made chair of the Rail Delivery Group's (RDG) freight board. Werner said the rail freight sector has seen significant change in recent years but that it must be prepared for more. RDG's freight...
Transport for London (TfL) has appointed WSP's operations director to lead its new international consulting business. Helen Murphy will join TfL as director of commercial consulting and international operations. TfL has said it wants its consulting arm to build on the...

West Coast appointments

Phil Whittingham remains as the managing director for services on what was formerly known as the InterCity West Coast franchise as he...

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