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28.06.16

Nick Crossfield appointed new Alstom MD for UK and Ireland

Alstom’s managing director of train control has been promoted to its UK and Ireland managing director.

Nick Crossfield, who joined Alstom last year, has successfully led the integration of SSL Ltd into Alstom’s UK & Ireland business and secured Alstom’s largest ever UK signalling contract for the full re-signalling of the Great Western Main Line between Reading and Paddington.

He has previously worked as managing director of Siemens Rail Automation UK, managing director of INVENSYS Rail Ltd and director of contract and procurement at Network Rail.

Crossfield said “Alstom UK and Ireland is in a great place to deliver even more for our customers, and I am delighted to be leading us into this new period”.

He said Alstom’s recent successes include its new training academy at Widnes, its pioneering TrainScanner maintenance system and its double-decker train option for HS2.

Crossfield will also remain as managing director of train control until a successor is found. Henrik Anderberg, who has filled the role of acting managing director, will return to acting as HS2 director.

Andreas Knitter, Alstom’s senior vice-president for Europe, said: “I welcome Nick to the role of managing director for UK and Ireland and know that with his extensive expertise here and across Europe, he will be well placed to lead the company forwards.”

(Image c. Alstom)

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