Regional Director West
Chris joined the railway industry in 2001, working in a number of front line operational roles before progressing to middle and senior leadership positions in Network Rail, Train Operating Companies and Light Rail. He has experience in project and major flagship station management along with extensive senior operational leadership experience of traincrew, network and electrical control centres. As Regional Director for the West, Chris leads a team of over 800 people responsible for customer experience, traincrew leadership, stakeholder relationships and all commercial aspects of the operation.
Northern plays a vital role in the north of England by connecting tens of thousands of people to work, leisure, education every day. Arriva Rail North Limited, became the new rail operator for Northern on 1 April 2016, marking the start of a nine-year franchise.