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Richards appointed ORR’s new Director of Railway Planning and Performance

8 November 2016  •  Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, European Railway Review

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has confirmed the appointment of Graham Richards as its Director of Railway Performance and Planning.

Richards appointed ORR’s new Director of Railway Planning and Performance

Graham Richards

Previously Deputy Director of Railway Planning and Performance, Mr Richards has been acting as interim in the role following the departure of the previous incumbent, Alan Price.

Joining the ORR in 2009, Mr Richards is a chartered transport planner with experience working on a range of different aspects, including: the delivery of road and rail projects; integrating major developments with existing transport networks; planning operational and maintenance budgets; and most recently the regulation of Network Rail.

Commenting on the appointment, ORR Chief Executive, Joanna Whittington, said: “Graham will continue to play a vital role in helping to shape the future of the railways for which he is very well qualified – supporting reform while ensuring the sector provides value for money for customers and taxpayers.”

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