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20.06.19

Leading Women in Rail campaigner Anna Delvecchio honoured with portrait plaque at London Transport Museum

Anna Delvecchio, the Rail Sector Deal co-lead and Amey’s commercial account director, has received unique recognition from the Rail Supply Group with a portrait of her unveiled at the London Transport Museum.

Sir Peter Hendy, chairman of Network Rail and trustee of the museum, alongside rail minister Andrew Jones, unveiled the portrait of Delvecchio with the aim to inspire future generations of female engineers and transport professionals.

Amey said the accolade is in honour of Anna’s work, both in developing the Rail Sector Deal and her work promoting diversity and inclusion across the industry.

READ MORE: Exclusive Q&A with Anna Delvecchio - Challenging perceptions of apprenticeships in the rail sector

The portrait was unveiled at a Rail Supply Group Reception, and will stand alongside historical transport figures such as Hannah Dadds, Ellen Bulfield and Joy Jarvis.

Sir Peter Hendy said: “I am absolutely delighted for Anna and she fully deserves her place in history. We need more women in the transport profession.

“Her leading role in securing the Rail Sector Deal, as well as her work promoting diversity and inclusion, is an inspiration to all.”

READ MORE: Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

Join Anna Delvecchio and a host of other high-profile speakers at the TCR Midlands conference and dinner in Birmingham on 18th July

Over the last two years, Delvecchio has been co-leading the Rail Sector Deal, the industry’s response the government’s Industrial strategy in order to address key rail challenges and encourage cross-industry collaboration. The proposal aims to reduce the cost of infrastructure, encourage greater use of digital technologies and double the UK’s rail industry exports by 2025.

Delvecchio has also become a leading figure for diversity and inclusion for the transport sector, and is the chair for the Women in Rail South Group as well as being named Transport Woman of the Year in 2018.

READ MORE: Cheaper digital signalling, more exports and better data-sharing: DfT launches the Rail Sector Deal

Anna said: “I am incredibly humbled and grateful to the Rail Supply Group and the London Transport Museum for this incredible gesture.

“I am more committed than ever to continue what I have started and make the transport profession a more inclusive place for all.”

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