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08.11.16

ORR appoints new director of railway performance and planning

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has announced the appointment of a new director of railway performance and planning.

Graham Richards will take over the role permanently, having previously been deputy director. He then acted as interim director since the departure of the previous incumbent, Alan Price.

Richards, who joined the ORR in 2009, is a chartered transport planner who was worked in areas including the delivery of road and rail projects, integrating major developments with existing transport networks, planning operational and maintenance budgets, and the regulation of Network Rail.

Joanna Whittington, chief executive of the ORR, said: “Graham will continue to play a vital role in helping to shape the future of the railways for which he is very well qualified - supporting reform while ensuring the sector provides value for money for customers and taxpayers.”

The ORR added that “a rigorous external recruitment process” had taken place.

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