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10.01.14

ORR appoints railway markets and economics director

The ORR has appointed a new Director of Railway Markets and Economics, Joanna Whittington. She will take up the position from 3 March.

Whittington will be responsible for the ORR’s longer term economic regulatory role, as well as planning for CP5 and a review of access charges.

Previously a partner in the markets division at Ofgem, where she was responsible for regulation of the wholesale gas and electricity markets, Whittington replaces Cathryn Ross, who moved on from the ORR late last year.

ORR chair Anna Walker said: “Joanna will be a welcome and complementary addition to the ORR board strengthening it with her rich knowledge and expertise of the markets and regulation. We very much look forward to working with her to help grow and improve Britain’s railways.”

ORR chief executive Richard Price said: “No stranger to the world of railways or regulation, Joanna will be a great addition and asset to our team, bringing with her a wealth of experience and expertise to build on the work we have done so far. We are looking forward to her joining us at this important time and strengthening our economic work – leading us into the planning for the next periodic review.”

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Nonsuchmike   10/01/2014 at 13:40

You've gotta admit that the whole rail network and structure has become far more objective and performance driven since the percentage of women involved at the higher levels increased . Maybe a hopeful sign of improved things to come in all avenues of public transport. All power to yer arm, Joanna.

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