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Professor in Rail Strategy, University of Birmingham

Former CEO, board director and economist with experience in policy, business strategy, transport, infrastructure and change. Now using that experience as a professor, non-executive director and mentor to help individuals or organisations make a difference in areas which matter for our society.


  • 2019–present
    Non-executive director, NG ESO
  • 2018–present
    Non-executive director, Network Homes
  • 2015–2020
    Chief executive officer, Rail Delivery Group
  • 2002–2015
    Group Strategy Director, Network Rail
  • 1999–2002
    Chief Economist, Office of Rail and Road
  • 2001–2002
    Associate Director, Accenture
  • 1997–1999
    Assistant Director, Rothschild
  • 1988–1997
    Associate Director, NERA


  • 1988 
    York, MSc
  • 1987 
    Exeter, BA First Class

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow Chartered Institution of Railway Operators
  • Fellow of Institute of Logistics and Transportation