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New Supply Chain Operations Director appointed at Network Rail

Network Rail has announced who is set to take over as the body’s new Supply Chain Operations Director this month.

Mark Tarry is set to take over the role and will succeed Rob Morton who was recently made Managing Director for Route Services within Network Rail.

Mr Tarry is set to bring a unique set of skills to the role with his 30 years’ worth of experience within the rail industry.

After starting his career as a finance graduate with British Rail Mr Tarry then qualified as a chartered accountant under Railtrack.

Following this Mr Tarry left the finance sector pursuing a career in rail gaining experience in leadership across sponsorship, customer service and operations and maintenance.

In recent times Mr Tarry has been responsible for Business and Technical Services and complex national programmes with Network Rail and the wider rail industry.

This has involved a huge drive to bring about safety transformation across the whole of Route Services.

Mr Tarry commented on the appointment saying: “I’m delighted to be taking on this new role.

“[I] look forward to working with industry partners to make a sustained difference to the railway.

“The rail industry relies on a seamless, integrated supply chain.

“I’m looking forward to working with the team to continue delivering that for our customers safely and reliably.”

The Supply Chain Operations (SCO) team ensure key components of the UK’s railways are delivered to the right people when they need it.

The team coordinates the supply chain throughout the process from start to finish through contracting and managing.

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