Movers and Shakers in Transport & Infrastructure the Headlines from August 2023

Movers and Shakers in Transport & Infrastructure the Headlines from August 2023

Make sure you’re up to date with all the big moves across Transport & Infrastructure from August…


COO, Ian Cochrane is leaving the business after 10 years on the board. The role of COO is not being replaced but his COO duties are being re-assigned to other executive directors and the senior leadership team.


Have announced that Tricia Williams will take over as their new Managing Director. Williams, who is currently Chief Operating Officer, will take over from Nick Donovan when he steps down from his role in spring 2024.

Tilbury Douglas

Have appointed Matt Gill as its new Chief Financial Officer. He succeeds Finance Director George Restall, who is retiring from Tilbury Douglas later this year.


Guillaume Chanussot joins as Chief Executive Officer UK. He leaves Keolis where he has been Managing Director of KeolisAmey Metrolink.


Have announced the appointment of Laura Hughes as Energy Sector Director. Hughes leaves Fugro where she was Country Director UK.

VP plc

After 26 years on the board, Chief Executive Neil Stothard is standing down. He will be succeeded as Chief Executive on 1st September by Anna Bielby, who has been Chief Financial Officer for the past nine months.

C Spencer

Mike Halliday has been appointed as Managing Director, Rail. He leaves Network Rail after more than six years as Route Delivery Director LNE.

Siemens Mobility

Have announced that Rob Morris, Managing Director of Rail Infrastructure and Sambit Banerjee, Managing Director of Rolling Stock and Customer Services, will jointly assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Mobility United Kingdom and Ireland.


Have made two appointments to their senior leadership team. Tracey Collins is appointed to a newly created role of Head of Emerging Talent, Diversity & Inclusion, while Tracey McNamara joins as Group Purchasing Director. Collins has been the group’s Head of Diversity & Inclusion since March 2022. McNamara joins from Berry Global, where she was Purchasing Director.

Network Rail

Have confirmed the appointments of three Regional Managing Directors.

Ellie Burrows has been appointed as the permanent Regional Managing Director for Network Rail’s Southern region. Ellie has been in the Regional Managing Director role for the Southern region on an interim basis since January this year.

Rob McIntosh, currently the Eastern Region Managing Director, has been appointed as the new Regional Managing Director for the North West & Central region.

Jake Kelly has been appointed as the new Managing Director for the Eastern region. He has most recently been Group Director, System Operation.


Have widened Steven McGee’s role, making him Chief Operating Officer of the company in the UK as well as Ireland. He joined Sisk from ISG last year as COO in charge of the business in Ireland.

Ascendal Group

Jonathan Ziebart moves internally to become Managing Director (UK) & Group Business Development Director. Ziebart joined the business in 2018 as Group Business Development Director.

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Author: Jim Newsom

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