Network Rail regulation and performance

13.05.20

Network Rail introduces new non-executive directors

Network Rail has appointed new non-executive directors to replace recently retired board members.

The new members are Mark Bayley, Fiona Ross and, appointed by the Secretary of State for Transport, Michael Harrison as special director. Their new roles came into effect on Monday (May 11th.)

Mark and Fiona both have extensive and relevant experience in both the public and private sectors to help Network Rail in the months and years ahead.

Mark Bayley photo

Fiona Ross photo

Mark has spent a large portion of his career in the rail sector. He has particular experience in major projects, restructuring, and corporate finance. Mark was finance director and later executive of London and Continental Railways Limited, developer of the High Speed 1 railway and owner of the U.K arm of Eurostar. He led the sale of HS1 and was a board member of Eurostar. Mark was appointed CBE in 2012 for services to the rail industry.

Fiona is an experienced public and private sector chair and non-executive director, currently serving on a range of UK and Irish boards. In 2018 she was selected by the Irish Government to chair Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) Ireland’s pubic transport provider and to the Board of the HSE Ireland's public health service. Fiona began her career as a stockbroker in London and spent 25 years working in all areas within capital markets in Dublin, London, Eastern Europe and the United State.

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