Rail Forum Midlands CEO – Elaine Clark to Deliver an Engaging Presentation at RSN 2019

Rail Forum Midlands CEO, Elaine Clark will deliver an engaging presentation at Rolling Stock Networking that will describe two workstream pilots.  The first will look at apprenticeships and the second will explore issue targeted SME collaboration.

Rail Sector Deal

The Rail Sector Deal was launched in December 2018 and delivery activity is now underway. Within one of seven workstreams defined by the sector deal; Rail Forum Midlands will be leading the work on two ‘Midlands based pilots’


The first of these initiatives is aimed at making apprenticeships more accessible to SMEs together with developing a more coordinated approach to schools engagement across the region.

SME Collaboration

The second pilot looks to link up SMEs to work collaboratively on specific issues and opportunities identified by key clients. The session will provide an update on the work to date and explain how SMEs can keep in touch with developments and/or get involved. The session will be designed to be interactive providing ample opportunity for SMEs to contribute ideas and feedback.

About the Speaker

Elaine Clark, Chief Executive Officer , Rail Forum Midlands

Elaine became Rail Forum General Manager at the beginning of 2016 having joined us from the National Skills Academy for Rail. She took up the new position of CEO in March 2019.

A Chartered Engineer, Elaine spent a number of years in the chemical industry before joining the power sector immediately post privatisation. As a senior member of the Ratcliffe on Soar management team Elaine was involved in major change programmes followed by heading up Powergen’s  commercial training business. She then spent  20 years in training and skills including as Managing Director of a leading SME training provider growing the business from £1m to over £7m turnover. Elaine leads the RFM team and is responsible for our strategy, delivery of the rail sector deal initiatives and ensuring we are supporting our members across our range of activities.