Rail People Moves: November 2018

The following appointments have all taken place during the last few months, covering the full breadth of the wider Rail marketplace.

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  • LONDON City Airport has chosen former Crossrail boss Rob Holden as its new chairman following the departure of Terry Morganfor High Speed Two (HS2).
  • *National Express has unveiled its new managing director. Commercial director David Bradford has been promoted to managing director of the bus division (not sure where this would go – general industials?)
  • FirstGroup has appointed a new chief executive as it revealed widening half-year losses and warned over earnings in its rail division. The group, behind strike-hit line South Western Railway, said interim chief operating officer Matthew Gregory had taken on the top job with immediate effect.
  • Mark Wild will join Crossrail Ltd from London Underground, where he has served as Managing Director since June 2016. He will return to his role at London Underground once the Elizabeth line has opened through central London. He will initially work alongside Simon Wright who will step down as Chief Executive of Crossrail Ltd as planned.
  • Transport for Wales, the not-for-profit company driving forward the Welsh Government’s vision for transport in Wales, has appointed Alexia Course as its director.