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EUROPE: Genesee & Wyoming Inc has appointed Tim Shoveller as CEO of its UK/Europe operations. This includes British rail freight operator Freightliner, Freightliner Poland, shunting operator Rotterdam Rail Feeding and container logistics company Pentalver.

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Shoveller is expected to join by late summer 2023, succeeding Becky Lumlock, who is a UK-based operating partner at G&W shareholder Brookfield Infrastructure and has been interim CEO since Eddie Aston left in September 2022.

Shoveller began his rail career as a British Rail guard at Guildford in 1992, and has held roles including Managing Director of Stagecoach’s Rail Division, MD of the South West Trains/Network Rail Alliance and MD of East Midlands Trains. He joins G&W from Network Rail, where he is currently MD North West & Central Region.

‘We look forward to Tim leading our growth strategy as we leverage our significant investments in terminal efficiency and train operations to offer a world-class customer experience’, said Jack Hellmann, G&W global CEO and Chairman of UK/European operations, on March 15.

Shoveller said ‘my priority is to lead the team to optimise the core business for our customers and to drive growth in new markets in the UK and Europe. I look forward to building on the impressive work that is already underway and fostering innovations that extend our industry leadership in safety, reliability and sustainability.’