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The Conference at RSN 2022

Rail Business Daily

2022 Details will appear here.  Read on to see the detail of our 2021 Conference

The Conference at RSN 2021


Nigel Wordsworth,
Managing Editor of RBD Publications officially opens the Conference


Katie Ferrier


Louise Shaw & Sara Brooks


Karl Watts




Pablo Moreno


Kate Jennings


Andrew Goodman


The conference closes

2021 – Speakers

Pablo Moreno is the UK Procurement Manager at CAF Rolling Stock. He joined CAF Rolling Stock in January 2018 with a wealth of previous Supply Chain experience in both the Automotive & Aerospace markets. Pablo’s previous experience includes; Airbus UK, Aernnova (Aerospace Tier 1), Benteler Automotive (JIT/JIS Tier 1 at Mercedes-Benz Spain).

Since CAF was founded, it has been noted for its versatility, flexibility and for its capacity to constantly adapt to the requirements of each and every customer, in all areas. CAF is a multinational group with over 100 years of experience in the supply of comprehensive transit solutions positioned at the forefront of technology for high value-added sustainable mobility.

The company is a leader of the railway industry offering one of the most comprehensive and flexible arrays of products in railway related markets, such as rolling stock, components, infrastructure, signalling and services (maintenance, refurbishing and financial services). CAF’s committed personnel and the cooperation with business partners enables the business to enhance customer satisfaction and create value for its shareholders.

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CAF Group is multinational group with over 100 years of experience in the supply of comprehensive transit solutions positioned at the forefront of technology for high value added sustainable mobility.

The company is a leader of the railway industry offering one of the most comprehensive and flexible arrays of products in railway related markets, such as rolling stock, components, infrastructure, signalling and services (maintenance, refurbishing and financial services). CAF Rolling Stock will be presenting its current scope of activities in the UK and their strategic plans to consolidate their activities in this market.


ROG is the UK’s most innovative train operating company, dedicated to the rolling stock manufacturing, engineering and leasing sectors. Rail Operations (UK) Limited is the parent company of Rail Operations Group, Traxion and Orion High Speed Logistics. It specialises in train movements relating to rolling stock delivery, testing, maintenance, modification and refurbishment programmes.

Rail Operations (UK) Limited also has a fleet of dedicated locomotives which have been modified with electrical brake translation equipment and a range of coupler types to enable direct coupling to, and through automatic brake control of, most UK EMU types. This negates the need to use historic barrier and translator type vehicles.

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In the last 12 months alone, numerous things have occurred which offer great opportunity to the UK rail industry, especially the freight sector. As well as the publication of a number of high level policy papers, the government now have an obligation to promote rail freight and to determine rail freight growth targets. Modal shift from road to rail has never been more important.

At Rail Operations UK, the team has already started that process. Its new Orion High Speed Logistics services start in the autumn using converted class 319 EMUs and class 768 BMUs, its class 93 tri-mode locomotives are in the process of being built and it is delivering high speed freight operations. Rail Operations UK is transforming the world of rail freight. This presentation outlines this transformation.


Katie has extensive experience and knowledge of the UK rail sector, having spent many years delivering significant projects. At Achilles she is focused on developing relationships across buyer and supplier networks and driving value for customers.


Achilles Information is the global leader and partner of choice for supply chain risk and performance management. Through supplier pre-qualification programmes, industry audits and risk management, we have been a pivotal link between buyers and suppliers for nearly 30 years. This experience provides the data and perspective to give customers unparalleled levels of insight into the businesses they work with. Working in partnership with customers, Achilles supports supply chains that perform flawlessly and meet critical humanitarian and environmental standards.

Achilles has offices across the world, with a network of over 800 buyers and 175,000 suppliers across industrial, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.

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Katie will be talking about the challenge to create sustainable & diverse supply chains, and how sourcing assured suppliers from multiple industry networks can be a game changer for the rail industry.


Louise Shaw is leading on the development of rolling stock and depot requirements for East West Railway Company. Having joined the company in January 2021, Louise has 30-years’ experience in the rail industry, in engineering, projects and business development roles for a variety of TOCs, FOCs, ATOC and British Rail, at technical, management and leadership level.

Sara Brooks works in the East West Railway Company’s Customer Strategy team where she manages customer research to inform the design of the future railway. Sara joined EWR Co six months ago from Eurostar where she was a Product Manager for the Business Premier class of service, and prior to that worked as a Project Lead in the Customer Experience team at HS2. Before working in rail, Sara worked in Market Research on quantitative and qualitative projects across multiple industries. This year at EWR Co she has been running customer research projects spanning the entire end to end journey including fares and ticketing, accessibility and active travel.

East West Rail

East West Railway Company (EWR Co) was set up by the Secretary of State for Transport in 2018 to develop East West Rail, a railway with customers and communities at its core. Our vision is delivery of a safe and secure railway that is better for the customer; cheaper for the taxpayer; delivered quicker than before and is greener for the environment. Our distinctive outlook and commitment to doing the right thing for our customers and local communities runs through everything we do and every decision we make.

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Sara Brooks and Louise Shaw will share the latest on the East West Rail project, as well as East West Railway Company’s exciting customer vision in relation to rolling stock.


Kate has had an extensive career in the civil service, which began in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, including a posting to Beijing working on the handover of Hong Kong. She has subsequently worked in the Cabinet Office on the Better Regulation agenda, leading the secretariat for a PMchaired committee which challenged Government to ensure regulation minimised costs on business.

Before joining RIA, Kate had been the DfT’s Head of Rail Strategy Projects Division from October 2016 to November 2019, supporting rail strategy development, including the Transport Secretary’s ‘Strategic Vision for Rail’, and the launch of the Williams Rail Review. Her responsibilities included rail policy, including devolution, investment, workforce, freight, and engagement with industry clients like Network Rail and the Rail Delivery Group. From December 2019 to February 2020, Kate worked on the development of transport policy for EU exit.

RIA is the voice of the UK rail supply community; the national trade association for UK-based suppliers to the railway industry. Established over 140 years ago, RIA now has over 300 member companies from across the supply chain, over 60% of which are small or medium sized entreprises (SMEs). Our member companies represent a large proportion of the rail industry by turnover, reflect a great diversity of disciplines within the sector and cover the lengths and breadths of the UK.

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Kate will discuss supply chain priorities for rolling stock.


Andrew Goodman’s interest and work within the UK and worldwide rail industry has spanned over 40 years having worked extensively in the UK, Europe, North America, and South-East Asia.

Since incorporation in 2008, Railway Support Services has become a leading complete services provider within both the rail and heavy haulage industries and boasts marketleading experience in: Locomotive Breakdown & Recovery, Wheel-skating of Locomotives and Rolling Stock, Heavy & Abnormal Load Haulage, Locomotive Hire & Maintenance, Permanent Way services, Heavy Installation and Lifting services, General Road Haulage, Rolling Stock Storage, Management & Overhaul, Fabrication & Machining services.

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