Wednesday, 3 October 2012

As DfT burns NR beefs up LNW Route management

This just in from Network Rail...

Jo Kaye, currently route managing director for the London North Western route, is to take up a newly-created, senior role reporting directly to board member, Paul Plummer, group strategy director. She will move into the role upon her return from maternity leave in June 2013.

Replacing Mrs Kaye will be Dyan Crowther, currently director, operational services. Mrs Crowther will work with Jo to ensure a smooth handover during the next six weeks.

Fiona Dolman, head of operational planning, will become interim director leading the operational services team while an announcement for a permanent replacement will be made in the near future.
Commenting on the changes, Paul Plummer said: "Jo will be an enormous asset to the strategy team bringing her years of operational and frontline experience to bear on a new challenge that will help to plot the strategic future of the business and the railway network."

"Jo’s planned return to work will coincide with the concluding stages of the periodic review and we will be looking to embed our plans for CP5 into the business. At the same time, we will be increasing our focus on longer-term planning of the railway working closely with our customers and other stakeholders."

Robin Gisby, director network operations, said: "Whilst I shall be sorry to lose Jo from my team, it is the right next move for her and will enhance the link between our business-facing leaders and our corporate strategy. Dyan is an experienced and well-respected operator who has done a great job in developing operational services and building customer relationships that have been central to making devolution work. Dyan is extremely well qualified to succeed Jo and take on the challenge of running our biggest route." 


Timing as they say is everything...