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19.05.15

ATOC and Rail Delivery Group chief to stand down

Michael Roberts is to step down from his roles as director general of Rail Delivery Group and chief executive of ATOC at the end of the year.

Roberts said: "It has been my privilege to serve the railway and its customers through the work of the RDG and ATOC. I am proud of the support we have given the railway during a time of sustained growth, and in framing the debate about the future of rail.

"After more than seven highly eventful years, I have decided that professionally and personally the time is right for me to move on, and to hand on the important task of helping industry players work together for a better railway.”

He joined ATOC as chief executive in April 2008 and took on the role of RDG director general in October 2013.  Prior to that, he worked as director of business environment at the CBI.

Consultancy firm Odgers Bernston has been hired to lead the effort in recruiting a successor.

Martin Griffiths, chairman of the RDG, added: "I would like to thank Michael for the major contribution he has made to Britain's railway and improving its capacity to meet the needs of customers and our economy. His leadership has delivered an expanded and strengthened executive team at the Rail Delivery Group, which has championed better services for both passengers and freight customers.”

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