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  • Matthew Golton
    Rail Business UK

    Matthew Golton to lead TransPennine Express

    2021-05-21T10:52:00Z

    UK: FirstGroup has announced the appointment of Matthew Golton as Managing Director of TransPennine Express from June 1. He will take over from Acting Managing Director Liz Collins, who is retiring from her current full-time role and taking up a new part-time position as Finance ...

  • Jan Chaudhry_van der Velde TM
    Rail Business UK

    Challenges ahead as Chaudhry-van der Velde becomes TfW Rail Managing Director

    2021-04-09T12:40:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales has confirmed the appointment of Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde as the next Managing Director of TfW Rail. The new Managing Director has a number of challenges ahead, including completing the process of moving TfW Rail into full Welsh Government control and ...

  • Petr Kellner
    News

    Škoda Transportation owner Petr Kellner dies in helicopter accident

    2021-03-29T15:13:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Petr Kellner, the 99% owner of investment company PPF which has stakes in companies including Škoda Transportation, was amongst five people killed in a helicopter crash in Alaska on March 27. Kellner was reported to be the richest person in the Czech Republic, ...

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    Scurrah and Cory to lead Pacific National

    2021-03-18T12:38:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Paul Scurrah has been selected as the next Managing Director CEO of freight operator Pacific National, succeeding Dean Dalla Valle who had announced his intention to step down earlier this year. Having previously served as CEO of Queensland Rail ...

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    Metro Report International

    UITP scholarship programme to honour Laurent Dauby

    2021-03-12T08:00:00Z

    TRAINING: The International Association of Public Transport is to launch a scholarship programme for young leaders from developing countries, in memory of its former Director of Rail, Laurent Dauby, who died suddenly at the end of 2019.

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    News

    Knorr-Bremse announces the death of Heinz Hermann Thiele

    2021-02-24T14:41:00Z

    KNORR-BREMSE: Majority shareholder and long-time Chairman of the Knorr-Bremse executive and supervisory boards Heinz Hermann Thiele died on February 23 at the age of 79. The company said he was one of Germany’s leading industrial managers. He had joined Knorr-Bremse as a legal clerk in ...

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    News

    Concern over digital agenda as Jeschke quits DB board

    2021-02-19T11:45:00Z

    GERMANY: Currently Board Member for Digitalisation Technology at Deutsche Bahn, Professor Sabina Jeschke is to step down in the next few months, the national railway confirmed on February 18. Jeschke was recruited to the DB management board in November 2017 at the behest ...

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    Buttigieg confirmed as Secretary of Transportation

    2021-02-03T10:19:00Z

    USA: Former Democratic presidential contender and mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, was confirmed as federal Secretary of Transportation by an 86:13 vote in the Senate on February 2.

  • Mark Russell
    Rail Business UK

    New Chairman at Angel Trains

    2021-02-01T05:00:00Z

    UK: Mark Russell became Chairman of rolling stock leasing company Angel Trains on February 1, when Tom Smith stepped down after two three-year terms. Russell is Chair of Ministry of Defence procurement and support organisation DE S, Vice-Chair of UK Government Investments and non-executive ...

  • DB Cargo UK freight train.
    Rail Business UK

    DB Cargo UK creates digital Transformation Team

    2021-01-21T09:46:00Z

    UK: DB Cargo UK has appointed Marie Hill to the new role of Chief Transformation Digitalisation Officer, heading a Transformation Team which has been formed to work across the business to develop and implement plans for a ‘step change’ in the use of technology to ...

  • The Northeast Corridor is shared by national long-distance operator Amtrak and eight commuter rail agencies.
    News

    Gardner named Amtrak President in leadership restructuring

    2020-12-02T14:18:00Z

    USA: Stephen Gardner has been appointed President of Amtrak with effect from December 1, reporting to the national passenger operator’s CEO Bill Flynn.

  • ‘Despite the current challenges surrounding Covid-19, it is an exciting time for the rail freight sector, as more businesses look to move their goods off of the roads and onto the rail network’, said Sime
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Freight Group’s role has never been more important says new Chair

    2020-11-25T04:00:00Z

    UK: The Rail Freight Group board has elected Neil Sime, Managing Director of Victa Railfreight, as Chair for the coming year. He succeeds Ken Russell, Director at John G Russell. Andrew Harston, Regional Director for Wales Short Sea Ports at ...

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    News

    Board appointed at ‘too big to fail’ Prasa

    2020-11-05T13:53:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: The government has appointed a permanent management board for national operator Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa for the first time since 2017.

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    Rail Business UK

    Next Caledonian Sleeper Managing Director appointed

    2020-10-20T09:56:00Z

    UK: Serco has named Kathryn Darbandi as the next Managing Director of Scotland to London overnight train operator Caledonian Sleeper. Darbandi is currently Executive Consultant, Transformation Strategy, at Travel Leaders Group. Her previous roles have included Director of Retail Customer Experience at ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Holness to return to MTR Elizabeth Line

    2020-09-30T12:47:00Z

    UK: TfL Rail and future Crossrail train operating concessionaire MTR Elizabeth Line has appointed Nigel Holness as its next Managing Director, with effect from early 2021. He will replace current Managing Director Steve Murphy, who is to become CEO of MTR UK from October 1 following the ...

  • Steve Montgomery, Managing Director of FirstGroup’s First Rail business, becomes RDG Chair
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Delivery Group announces restructuring and leadership changes

    2020-09-23T15:35:00Z

    UK: The Rail Delivery Group has announced leadership changes, and a restructuring which it said is designed to make it better placed to support the reform of the rail industry. Steve Montgomery, Managing Director of FirstGroup’s First Rail business, becomes RDG Chair, succeeding Chris Burchell who ...

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    Mazzola to succeed Lochman at CER

    2020-09-21T16:16:00Z

    EUROPE: Alberto Mazzola was elected as the next Executive Director of the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies at the CER General Assembly on September 21.

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    News

    Katie Farmer to head BNSF

    2020-09-15T10:11:00Z

    BNSF has named Kathryn M Farmer as its next President & Chief Executive Officer with effect from January 1 2021.

  • Chris Burchell
    Rail Business UK

    Chris Burchell to leave Arriva to join the energy sector

    2020-09-09T15:57:00Z

    Chris Burchell tells Rail Business UK why he has decided to leave Arriva, and his thoughts on the future of the rail industry.

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    Government told to appoint permanent Prasa board as ridership decline continues

    2020-09-09T11:28:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: Badisa Matshego was appointed as the de facto head of Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa by the national finance ministry on September 1, joining the embattled passenger operator from airport management company ACSA. Matshego arrived as Accounting Officer following the annulment of ...