CIO , Rail Delivery Group
Simon is the Chief Information Officer for Rail Delivery Group with responsibility for setting the direction for information & technology for RDG’s services to the rail industry, and helping to shape the industry’s customer systems and information.
RDG runs services to Train Companies and the travelling public including: National Rail Enquiries, seat reservations systems, real-time service information to retailers and station platforms, smart ticketing services, ticket settlement systems as well as many services to retailers, policy-makers and staff across rail. It provides a lead for train companies in smart ticketing, customer information and consolidating its role as the provider of trusted data to operating companies, retailers and approved third parties.
Following a career in consultancy Simon worked at Reuters, then 10 years as a CIO in Financial Services. Firstly at the Bank of England, throughout the financial crisis, then at IFDS providing market leading technology and services to the wealth management industry.