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Kaye appointed Network Rail Strategy Director

8 October 2015  •  Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, European Railway Review

Jo Kaye takes up the role of Network Rail Strategy Director and becomes a member of the authority’s executive committee.

Kaye appointed Network Rail strategy director

Jo Kay will take up the role of network strategy and planning director and subsequently become a member of Network Rail’s executive committee. Kaye will replace Paul Plummer who leaves Network Rail later this month to lead the Rail Delivery Group.

Having joined Railtrack as a graduate, Jo has built extensive experience in operational roles and has recently served as a route managing director and then a director in the strategy and planning team.

Mark Carne, chief executive, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Jo as director of network strategy and capacity planning. She brings strategic planning and deep industry knowledge and has developed strong relationships with stakeholders including the department for transport and local authorities.”

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Jo as director of network strategy and capacity planning”

Born in London and now living in Halifax, Kaye joined the rail industry graduate training scheme in 1995 following study at Imperial College London and a subsequent MSc in passenger transport management. Jo was head of west coast 2008 where she was the interface between the project team deliver the west coast upgrade and the train operating companies that use the line, ensuring Network Rail and customers were ready for the introduction of the new timetable in December 2008. She then became route managing director of LNW route, responsible for the busiest mixed traffic railway in Europe and then most recently moved into strategic planning.

Jo Kaye has built extensive experience in operational roles and has recently served as a route managing director and then a director in the strategy and planning team.

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