Thursday 4 Aug 2016
Network Rail appoints new route managing director for Wessex
Network Rail has appointed Becky Lumlock as route managing director for Wessex, one of the busiest routes on the rail network which includes Britain’s busiest railway station, Waterloo, and the major commuter area to the south and west of London.
Becky will join Network Rail on 1 November from Shell/BG where she is currently managing director of Dragon LNG, one of the major gas import terminals in the UK. She replaces John Halsall whose move to the organisation’s South East route was announced last month.
Becky has over 20 years’ experience working in the energy industry, living and working internationally on four continents, delivering major infrastructure projects and managing complex oil and gas operations. She will work closely with South West Trains, which operates the main rail franchise on the Wessex route.
Phil Hufton, managing director, England & Wales, said: “I am pleased to welcome Becky to Network Rail. She has worked in a wide variety of senior leadership roles and served as a board director on several joint venture companies, including in the Middle East and the Americas. Her strong commercial background and the transferable skills she brings from her experience in the energy industry will be invaluable on this busy route.”
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