Friday 7 Aug 2020
Network Rail appoint new lead for Centre of Excellence for capital delivery
Network Rail has appointed a new lead for the Capital Delivery Centre of Excellence as they continue to improve the delivery of major projects and investment on the railway.
Stuart Calvert will take up the role from 10 August in addition to his position as capital delivery director for the Wales and Western region, building on previous centre of excellence experience gained at Bombardier and Jacobs.
The Centre of Excellence was established as part of the Putting Passengers First (PPF) programme and focuses on the planning and delivery of projects, providing confidence that benefits will be delivered for passengers and freight users.
Stuart Calvert, Wales & Western capital delivery director and new lead for the centre of excellence, said: “I am really looking forward to the challenge of leading on the Delivery Centre of Excellence as we continue to try and improve the way we work for passengers.”
Mark Langman, Network Rail’s regional managing director for Wales and Western said: “I am delighted for Stuart and It's great news for us that he has been asked to lead this team and help shape it so that it delivers the right things to support our investment programme.”
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