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    Nick Easy


    Former Port of Melbourne CEO Nick Easy has been appointed Chief Executive of Queensland Rail, in succession to Acting CEO Neil Scales.

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    Eglė Radvilė


    Lithuanian national railway LG has appointed Eglė Radvilė to head up its IT Centre, while Linas Baužys becomes Deputy General Director.

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    Isaac Martín-Barbero


    Isaac Martín-Barbero has succeeded Jesús Silva as President of Spanish state-owned engineering consultancy Ineco.

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    Joanna Whittington


    Joanna Whittington has been confirmed as CEO of the UK’s Office of Rail & Road. Formerly Director of Railway Markets & Economics at ORR, she had been acting as Interim CEO since January 2016.

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    Anont takes over at SRT


    Anont Luangboriboon, Deputy Director General of Thailand’s Highways Department, has been named Acting Governor of the State Railway of Thailand while Voravidh Champeeratana, head of the Securities & Exchange Commission, becomes Chairman. Their appointments follow the dimissal of former Governor Wuthichart Kalyanamitra along with most of SRT’s Board by Prime ...

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    Lutz confirmed as DB Chairman as board reshaped


    GERMANY: Meeting on March 22, the Deutsche Bahn AG Supervisory Board confirmed the appointment of Dr Richard Lutz as CEO of the national railway, succeeding Dr Rüdiger Grube who stepped down as Chairman of the Management Board in January. Having served as Chief Financial Officer since 2010, Lutz had been ...

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    Keith Foley


    Keith Foley has left Transport for London to join the Transport Advisory division of SNC-Lavalin’s UK consultancy.

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    Brightline targets inter-city opportunities


    USA: Inter-city passenger promoter All Aboard Florida is expanding its horizon to focus on other potential markets across the country. The company announced on March 8 that Dave Howard, ‘a veteran executive from the sports and entertainment industry’, was joining the leadership team as Chief Executive Officer for the Brightline ...

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    Veronique Hakim


    Currently President of New York City Transit, Veronique Hakim has been appointed Interim Executive Director of New York MTA following the retirement of Chairman & CEO Tom Prendergast in January.

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    Carolyn Flowers


    A former acting head of the Federal Transit Administration, Carolyn Flowers has joined consultancy AECOM to lead its transport practice in North America.

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    CSX board restructured as Harrison takes charge


    USA: Former Canadian Pacific Chief Executive E Hunter Harrison was confirmed as the new Chief Executive Officer of CSX Corp on March 6. He succeeds Michael Ward, who had announced his decision to retire as Chairman & CEO on February 21 and will now become a consultant. CSX has also ...

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    Urszula Soucie


    The Railway Engineering Maintenance Suppliers’ Association has promoted Urszula Soucie to become Chief Operating Officer. She has been with Remsa since 2011.

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    Susanne Manaigre


    A former Head of Operations at GO Transit, Susanne Manaigre has joined Network Rail Consulting as Vice-President. She will lead the company’s newly established Canadian business in Toronto.

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    Verster goes south, Hynes moves north


    UK: Abellio and Network Rail announced on January 20 that Phil Verster would be stepping down as Managing Director of the ScotRail Alliance to take the same position at East West Rail. EWR is being established by the UK government as a stand-alone entity independent of NR to take forward ...

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    Tom Stables


    Tom Stables has taken over responsibility for UK rail activities at National Express following the retirement of Andrew Chivers.

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    Rebecca Saltzman


    Rebecca Saltzman has succeeded Tom Radulovich as President of San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit, while Robert Raburn becomes Vice-President.

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    Pierre Izard


    Pierre Izard, Executive Vice-President for Systems & Technologies at SNCF, has been named Chairman of Systra, succeeding RATP President Elisabeth Borne who has become Vice-Chairman. The regular rotation of the chairmanship between Systra shareholders SNCF and RATP has been established since 2010.

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    Keith Creel


    CANADA: Keith Creel took over as President & CEO of Canadian Pacific on January 31, succeeding E Hunter Harrison who decided to step down immediately.

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    Dutordoir takes over


    BELGIUM: Sophie Dutordoir, formerly head of energy company Electrabel, will take office as CEO of national rail operator SNCB on March 7, succeeding Jo Cornu. Jean-Claude Fontinoy stays on as President while Bart Van Camp becomes a Board Member and is joined by former SNCB CEO Marc Descheemaecker. Filip Boulaert, ...

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    Deutsche Bahn Chairman Rüdiger Grube quits


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn’s Supervisory Board unanimously approved Dr Rüdiger Grube’s resignation as Chief Executive and Chairman of the Management Board on January 30, and the termination of his contract with immediate effect. Grube’s current contract was due to expire this year, and according to business newspaper Handelsblatt the Supervisory Board ...