TransCityRail North - Agenda

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Conference Agenda

08:30 Registration / Breakfast / Networking / Exhibition

09:25 Speaker 1 - Steve Sutcliffe, Head of Northern Powerhouse Rail Development, TfN - Confirmed

09:40 Speaker 2 - Anna-Jane Hunter, Director, North of England Rail, Network Rail - Confirmed

09:55 Speaker 3 - Q&A Working with Tier 1s and consultancies

  • Andrew Dugdale, Rail Director, Mott Macdonald - Confirmed
  • Keith Rudd, Director, ARUP - Confirmed
  • Julian Dunn, Programme Director, Costain - Confirmed
  • Mike Odling, Head of Rail, MACE - Confirmed

10:10 Strategic Partner - Tim Bentley, Head of UK Services, Bombardier

10:25 Refreshments / Networking / Exhibition

11:05 Speaker 4- Philip Meikle, Transport Strategy Director, Nexus- Confirmed

11:20 Andy Burnham, Mayor, GMCA- Confirmed 

11:35 Q&A - Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I)

  • Hollie Woodard, Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, VolkerWessels UK - Confirmed
  • Mark Lomas, Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, HS2 - Confirmed
  • Kris Phelps, Member Engagement Manager , Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei) - Confirmed
  • Anna Delvecchio, Commercial Account Director Amey Plc/RSG Sector Deal Co - Lead  - Confirmed
  • Lucy Prior MBE, Membership Development & International Trade Director, Rail Alliance - Confirmed

11:50 Lunch / Networking / Exhibition

13:20 Speaker 5 - Alastair Richards, Integrated Smart Travel Programme Director, TfN - Confirmed

13:35 Speaker 6 - Stuart Calvert, Director, Programme Technical Services & Supply Chain, Route Businesses, Digital Railway, Network Rail - Confirmed

13:50 Speaker 7 - Paul Griffiths, Managing Director, Phase 2, HS2 - Confirmed 

14:05 Refreshments / Networking / Exhibition

14:45 Speaker 8 - Q&A Transport Sector Deal and Industrial Strategy

  • Anna Delvecchio, Commercial Account Director Amey Plc/RSG Sector Deal Co - Lead  - Confirmed
  • Mike Noakes,Head of Rail, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy - Confirmed
  • Stuart Calvert, Director, Programme Technical Services & Supply Chain, Route Businesses, Digital Railway, Network Rail - Confirmed

15:00 Speaker 9 - Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council - Confirmed

15:15 Speaker 10 - David Ollerhead, Open for Business Programme Director, Network Rail - Confirmed

15:30 CEEQUAL Presentation by Chris Broadbent, CEEQUAL Director at BRE, celebrating the achievements of the Ordsall Chord Project team:

  • Client: Network Rail
  • Designers: AECOM & Mott McDonald
  • Architectural and Heritage Architect: BDP
  • Contractors: Skanska BAM JV, Amey, Siemens

15:50 Closing remarks

Networking Dinner Agenda

Q&A Panellists Include

  • Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, TfN - Confirmed
  • Patrick Cawley, Director of Sponsorship, Network Rail's LNW Route - Confirmed
  • Anna Delvecchio, Commercial Account Director Amey Plc/RSG Sector Deal Co - Lead - Confirmed
  • Paul Griffiths, MD Phase 2b, HS2 - Confirmed
  • Liz Hunter, Director of Policy and Strategy, West Yorkshire Combined Authority - Confirmed
  • Ross Mackenzie, Strategic Development Director, Costain - Confirmed
  • Matt Kent, Director of Operations, Siemens - Confirmed

18:00 Networking drinks reception

19:20 Keynote Speech, Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, TfN

19:30 Q&A panel discussion

20:00 1st Course

20:40 Q&A panel discussion

21:10 Main course, dessert and networking

02:00 Carriages

These times and invited speakers are subject to change without notice.

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