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Friday 31 Dec 2021

Network Rail’s Wales and Western employee recognised in New Year’s Honours List

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Wales & Western: Wales & Borders
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Milla Mazilu, Principal Programme Controls Manager at Network Rail, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for her vital work during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As well as carrying out her Network Rail duties, Milla has been volunteering with the Royal Academy of Engineering on a project called COVID-19 African Rapid Entrepreneurs (CARE). Through this, Milla has shared her expertise and has been essential in heading up projects for the academy and training other members in using new technologies.  

The main aim of the CARE programme is to support African engineering entrepreneurs to make and supply Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which is effectively used in hospitals and clinics in sub-Saharan Africa.

Stuart Calvert, Head of Capital Delivery at Network Rail Wales and Western said: “I am delighted to see Milla receive this recognition, her passion for innovation and improvement extends not only in our work place but within volunteering work across the industry.  

“To be able to support Royal Academy of Engineering with CARE shows Milla’s dedication to her profession, her desire to share that passion and the true team spirit that the railway is known for.”  

Two other Network Rail employees across the business have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list, published on 31 December.  

Akthar Hussain and Vince James have been awarded British Empire Medals (BEM) for various pieces of work – including crucial volunteer and community work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, boosting diversity in the rail industry, and helping ex-prisoners get the skills and qualifications they need for a career on the railway.

Network Rail chief executive, Andrew Haines, said: “I would like to congratulate Akthar, Milla and Vince for their inclusion in the New Year’s Honours list.  

“It makes me proud to hear about the incredible, selfless work employees are doing to improve the lives of others in their communities and further afield. As a company we benefit from their outstanding commitment, and it is great to see their dedication acknowledged at the highest level.”  

Notes to Editors

The New Year’s Honours list was published at 10.30pm on Friday 31 December 2021

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