Tuesday 22 Nov 2016
Network Rail appoints new contracts and procurement director
Network Rail announced on 22 November that Andy Haynes had been appointed as the new contracts and procurement director.
Andy has extensive experience working in Network Rail, most recently as project director on Network Rail’s Greater West Programme. Andy has been with the business for over 16 years and brings a wealth of knowledge from his procurement, finance and delivery roles. Most recently he has safely delivered major track and signalling projects on Western Route and has been accountable for the commercial strategies and procurement of Crossrail surface works and Reading Station.
Andy has joined the Route Services senior management team and reports directly to Susan Cooklin. On his appointment she said: “Andy has had a prominent career in Network Rail and I am delighted he is joining Route Services to manage our commercial contracts and build stronger supplier relationships.”
Network Rail manages over 1,500 different contracts on categories as diverse as ballast to business consultancy. Route Services supplies services to all of Network Rail’s business units.
Andy will lead the delivery of route services’ contracts to bring a more efficient national service to Network Rail’s devolved route businesses.
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.