What attracted you to work in the rail industry?
Initially, I joined the Rail industry by working for Network Rail. I was attracted to a role that was involved in setting up the first TOC/Network Rail alliance, in response to the previous rail industry review carried out by Sir Roy McNulty in 2011. The project was an exciting introduction to rail, allowing me to work on a project with real industry impact. Following this I moved into the Wessex Route, which was being managed as an alliance, allowing me insight into the complex business of running a train service as well as managing and maintaining the infrastructure. In all my roles, I have worked with a host of colleagues who showed such commitment and passion for the railway that it has increased my enthusiasm to learn more, develop my skills and stay in rail for the longer term.
What do you most like about working at RDG?
I am a relatively new starter at RDG, having joined in the summer of 2018 and so to some degree, I am still finding my feet. What I enjoy most is that for me - no two days are the same. I work across finance and procurement, with internal and external stakeholders, responsible for regular monthly reporting and completely ad hoc requests – this keeps me challenged and excited about what I do.