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.
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Every day, there are more than 4.7 million journeys made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation's railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced - a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.
We are building a better railway for a better Britain.