Network Rail Consulting, the international consultancy arm of Network Rail, announces today the appointment of one of Britain’s top transport business leaders, Keith Ludeman as a non-executive director. Mr Ludeman, 62, was most recently group chief executive of one of Europe’s biggest transport groups – Go-Ahead – from 2006 until 2011. Since his retirement from that post he has also served as a non-executive director of Network Rail.
Network Rail Consulting is a subsidiary of Network Rail which aims to harness the vast range of skills and experience available within Network Rail to demonstrate British expertise overseas and be an international ambassador for Britain’s rail industry. It will also help channel innovation back into Network Rail’s core business, helping deliver a better value railway for Britain.
Simon Kirby, chairman of Network Rail Consulting, said: “Keith Ludeman brings with him decades of experience of leadership in the transport industry, both in Britain and overseas. His addition to the board of Network Rail Consulting will provide first-hand, commercial expertise and corporate oversight as we look to demonstrate the best of British expertise around the world.”
The creation of Network Rail consulting is part of a wider reform agenda at Network Rail which has seen the company move towards a devolved group structure to drive further efficiencies and demonstrate value through market competition.
Operating outside the UK, Network Rail Consulting offers consultancy services across the full spectrum of Network Rail’s expertise:
- Strategic planning
- Asset management
- Operations and maintenance
- Capital projects
Mr Ludeman joins chairman Simon Kirby and managing director Nigel Ash on the board of directors of Network Rail Consulting, along with Network Rail‘s group finance director Patrick Butcher.