strategy and planning director , Network Rail
Graham leads the System Operator team within Network Rail leading for the industry in developing long term network strategies for the railway network in collaboration with our partners. Passionate about the role of transport, and rail in particular, can play in facilitating economic growth Graham led the development and secured the funding for the Northern Hub and is leading the collaboration with Transport for the North and Midlands Connect to identify the role the rail industry can play in the transformation of the economy. Joining the rail industry in 1987 Graham spent over 20 years leading operations and maintenance teams delivering passenger and freight services on a daily basis across the north of England and the Midlands.
Previously he held two Rail Director positions in the private sector and is known for early development of Rail PPP schemes and partner and stakeholder management.