Monday 3 Oct 2016
Network Rail appoints new chief information officer
Network Rail announced that today, Monday 3 October, Jeremy Vincent joined the company as the chief information officer (CIO).
Jeremy has extensive experience working across the FMCG, technology, entertainment and automotive industries. Before joining Network Rail, Jeremy held key senior roles at Allied Domecq Plc and EMI Music Plc before spending eight years at Jaguar Land Rover as CIO, leading major programme delivery and business transformation. Jeremy was recently voted by his peers into Tech & IT Business Opinion’s Top 10 CIO List and holds an MBA from the University of Warwick.
Jeremy succeeds Susan Cooklin who earlier in the year moved from the role of CIO to that of route services director. Jeremy has joined the Route Services senior management team and reports directly to Susan. On his appointment she said:
“Jeremy has had a distinguished career in IT and I am delighted that he is joining Network Rail. Jeremy brings a wealth of experience in programme delivery and business change to route services and will lead the delivery of customer focussed technology.”
Route Services supplies services to all of Network Rail’s business units, allowing them to reap the benefits of economies of scale and the company to optimise resources on a national basis. Jeremy will be responsible for supplying IT, including infrastructure and support services.
Jeremy will lead the delivery of route services’ customer-focused enabling technology as well as the back office IT operations to deliver a more efficient national service to Network Rail’s devolved route businesses.
For further information please call Pauline O'Brien on 07734 649247.
About Network Rail
Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain's railway - the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.65bn journeys by rail every year and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We employ 38,000 people across Britain and work round-the-clock, each and every day, to provide a safe, reliable railway.
About the Railway Upgrade Plan
The Railway Upgrade Plan is Network Rail's investment plan for Britain's railways. It makes up two-thirds of Network Rail's £40bn spending priorities for the five years to 2019 and represents the biggest sustained programme of rail modernisation since the Victoria era. It is designed to provide more capacity, relieve crowding and respond to the tremendous growth Britain's railways continue to experience; passenger numbers have doubled in the past 20 years and are set to double again over the next 25 years - so we need to continue to invest in building a bigger, better railway. For passengers, that means:
- longer, faster more frequent trains;
- better, more reliable infrastructure; and
- better facilities for passengers, especially at stations.