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31.01.14

Another senior Network Rail director to leave the company

Finance and commercial director of Network Rail Infrastructure Projects (IP), David McLoughlin, is to leave the company.

He has been appointed chief executive at Spencer Rail Group in Hull, although Network Rail has not yet commented on his departure.

Spencer Group chief executive Charlie Spencer said: “David McLoughlin (pictured below) has a vital role to play in setting the strategic direction of the business and the delivery of our key outputs. We need a strong talent base from the rail industry and beyond to help us meet that challenge and David will play a pivotal role in this.”

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McLoughlin’s role will be filled by Martin Arter, IP’s programme and technical services director, on an interim basis. The move follows the departure of two other high profile Network Rail figures – Sir David Higgins and Simon Kirby, who have been appointed as chairman and chief executive of HS2 respectively. David Simpson also left his role as Scotland director earlier this month.

McLoughlin will be based at Spencer Rail’s headquarters in Hull and take on his new role from July.

Both McLoughlin and Kirby are featured in the current edition of RTM, discussing the procurement strategy for CP5 and the way the organisation intends to work with the supply chain: www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-Industry-Focus-/better-safer-delivery-network-rail-procurement-in-control-period-5

Meanwhile, Network Rail has appointed IP’s southern regional director, Nick Elliott, to become managing director of the new National Supply Chain. Elliott will be replaced by Scotland and North-East regional director Roger Dickinson. A replacement for Dickinson has not yet been decided.

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