UK Executive Director successor appointed

Nicola ShawAs he prepares for his move as our new CEO, John Pettigrew is delighted to announce the appointment of his successor to the UK Executive Director role, Nicola Shaw.

Nicola joins us from High Speed 1, where she has been CEO for the last five years; managing and maintaining the high-speed railway infrastructure. It is expected that she will join the Group in the second half of this calendar year.

Nicola has an extremely strong track record, having held very senior positions in several regulatory, commercial and operational roles – including the Strategic Rail Authority and the Office of the Rail Regulator, as well as FirstGroup plc, World Bank and London Transport.

She is highly regarded in the UK transport industry and, in July 2015, was asked to report to the UK Government on the future structure and financing of Network Rail. The subsequently named Shaw report was published this month.

Nicola was also awarded a CBE in the Queens New Year’s Honours List 2015.

She is a current Director of Ellevio AB, a Swedish electrical distribution company, and has served as a Non-Executive Director of Aer Lingus.

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