Ben Ackroyd

UK: Porterbrook has appointed Ben Ackroyd as its first Chief Operating Officer, with strategic responsibility for all operational aspects of the business.

Currently Managing Director of Trenitalia c2c Ltd, he is expected to join the rolling stock leasing and asset management company in spring 2022.

‘The Williams Shapps Plan for Rail and the creation of Great British Railways provide a unique opportunity for Porterbrook to build on its reputation for collaboration, innovation and customer focus’, said Porterbrook CEO Mary Grant on October 27.

‘Ben’s first-hand experience of senior operational roles will ensure that we continue supporting our passenger, freight and infrastructure customers; whilst swiftly responding to their emerging needs.’