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  • Anne-Marie Trevelyan (Photo: UK Parliament/CC BY 3.0)
    Rail Business UK

    Anne-Marie Trevelyan appointed as Secretary of State for Transport


    UK: Anne-Marie Trevelyan was appointed as Secretary of State for Transport in incoming Prime Minister Liz Truss’s cabinet on September 6. Trevelyan commented ‘transport is crucial to our lives — bringing people together, creating jobs and connecting the UK with the world. Looking forward to getting ...

  • Avanti West Coast Pride Pendolino (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Avanti West Coast Managing Director to leave


    UK: Phil Whittingham is to step down as Managing Director of Avanti West Coast with effect from September 15 ‘in order to pursue other executive leadership opportunities’, the West Coast Main Line inter-city passenger operator’s parent company First Trenitalia announced on September 2. Whittingham joined Virgin ...

  • A statue of Adrian Shooter was unveiled at London’s Marylebone station to mark his contribution to the railway business over more than half a century (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Marylebone statue and train naming commemorate Adrian Shooter’s rail career


    UK: A statue of Adrian Shooter was unveiled at London’s Marylebone station on August 30 to mark his contribution to the railway business over a period of more than half a century. Shooter was Managing Director of Chiltern Railways from 1994 until ...

  • Martijn Gilbert
    Rail Business UK

    Managing Director of both Lumo and Hull Trains appointed


    UK: FirstGroup has announced the appointment of Martijn Gilbert to the new role of Managing Director of its two open access operators Lumo and Hull Trains.

  • Artists impression of a HS2 train
    Rail Business UK

    Managing Director of West Coast Partnership Development appointed


    UK: Shamit Gaiger has been appointed Managing Director of FirstGroup/Trenitalia’s High Speed 2 shadow operator West Coast Partnership Development, and is to join the business on July 25. Gaiger led AECOM’s Advisory Europe team, and has held roles at RSSB. She was Director of Strategy at ...

  • Urmston passengers
    Rail Business UK

    Next Chair of Transport Focus appointed


    UK: Nigel Stevens has been appointed as Chair of Transport Focus, the arm’s length body of the Department for Transport which acts as the independent statutory consumer watchdog for rail passengers in Great Britain; bus, coach and tram passengers in England outside London; and all users ...

  • Graham Sutherland
    Rail Business UK

    FirstGroup CEO appointed


    UK: Graham Sutherland has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of FirstGroup with effect from May 16. He succeeds Matthew Gregory, who stepped down last year following pressure from FirstGroup’s largest shareholder, New York-based hedge fund Coast Capital. Interim Executive Chairman David Martin will resume the ...

  • Angie Doll SNGX
    Rail Business UK

    Angie Doll becomes permanent Chief Operating Officer at Govia Thameslink Railway


    UK: Managing Director of Southern & Gatwick Express Angie Doll has been appointed as Govia Thameslink Railway’s Chief Operating Officer with effect from April 20, having been Interim COO for the past six months. She started her railway career in 1999 as Station Manager at Brighton. ...

  • Will Godfrey
    Rail Business UK

    ORR appoints Director of Economics, Finance & Markets


    UK: Will Godfrey has been appointed as the Office of Rail & Road’s Director of Economics, Finance & Markets with effect from early June. He returns to ORR 17 years after leaving as Head of Competition Economics. Godfrey is currently a Director on the Price Review ...

  • Beth West

    East West Railway Co CEO named


    UK: Beth West has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Oxford – Cambridge railway corridor project promoter East West Railway Co with effect from April 1, succeeding Simon Blanchflower who is retiring. West joins after a period of consulting, having previously been Regional South Managing ...

  • HS 2 Visual 2
    Rail Business UK

    Search for next Chair of HS2 Ltd relaunched


    UK: The search for the next Chair of HS2 Ltd was relaunched on March 9, with the Department for Transport saying the criteria had been updated to attract candidates from a wider field of sectors and backgrounds. All candidates will be asked to demonstrate their experience ...

  • West Midlands Railway Birmingham Moor Street DMU (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    West Midlands Trains appoints next Managing Director


    UK: ScotRail Chief Operating Officer Ian McConnell is to become Managing Director of West Midlands Trains in April, once ScotRail has been transferred from Abellio to public body Scottish Rail Holdings. McConnell was previously Franchise & Programmes Director at Greater Anglia, and ...

  • Rob Mullen
    Rail Business UK

    Mullen named as next c2c Managing Director


    UK: Rob Mullen has been appointed as the next Managing Director of Trenitalia’s Essex commuter train operator c2c, with effect from mid-May.

  • Andrew Hall
    Rail Business UK

    Next RAIB Chief Inspector named


    UK: Andrew Hall has been named the next Chief Inspector of Rail Accidents, and will succeed Simon French when he retires on March 31 after nearly 18 years at the Rail Accident Investigation Branch. A chartered electrical engineer, Hall has worked at RAIB since 2004 and ...

  • Lord McLoughlin
    Rail Business UK

    Lord McLoughlin appointed Chair of Transport for the North


    UK: Lord McLoughlin was appointed as Chair of Transport for the North at its board meeting on January 25. Patrick McLoughlin was the Member of Parliament for Derbyshire Dales in 1986-2019, and Secretary of State for Transport in 2012-16, becoming a life peer in 2020. ‘I ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Jenny Gilruth named Scottish Transport Minister


    UK: SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament for Mid Fife & Glenrothes Jenny Gilruth was named as Scotland’s Transport Minister on January 25, the day after Graeme Dey announced his resignation from the Scottish government for health-related reasons. ‘The transport portfolio is an exciting opportunity to ...

  • Glasgow Queen Street ScotRail Class 385 EMU
    Rail Business UK

    Scottish Transport Minister steps down


    UK: Transport Minister Graeme Dey resigned from the Scottish Government for health-related reasons on January 24. Dey had been appointed Transport Minister following the 2021 Holyrood elections. He said ‘regrettably, despite my continuing passion, I find myself unable now to give this hugely important ministerial role ...

  • Passengers on London Underground's Piccadilly Line wearing coronavirus face coverings
    Metro Report International

    TfL executive management team slimmed down


    UK: London’s Transport Commissioner Andy Byford has announced a restructuring and reduction in size of Transport for London’s executive team with effect from February 1. TfL said this would be ‘ensure that TfL is in the best possible shape to become an even more efficient organisation ...

  • Lumo MD Helen Wylde
    Rail Business UK

    Lumo Managing Director steps down


    UK: Helen Wylde stepped down as Managing Director of recently launched London – Edinburgh open access operator Lumo on January 4, in order to take up a position outside the rail industry. Phil Cameron, First Rail’s Commercial Projects Director, will act as Interim Managing Director until ...