David, through investment has grown the business capabilities significantly and has secured preferred partner status with many rail industry clients. At D2 Rail, David has full responsibility for all company operations and directs the business strategy.
When not working, David enjoys getting involved with motorsport and is always happy with a spanner in his hand.
Simon has proven ability to successfully manage multidisciplinary teams from different organisations and has a detailed knowledge of all railway disciplines and how they interface through design, construction and commissioning as well as an extensive knowledge of construction techniques to assist the production of robust construction strategies, to influence design and reduce installation cost and programme duration.
Simon’s project CV is considerable and includes leading the Planning and Project Controls functions for both the Northern Hub Alliance and Nexus Renewals Framework.
Sarah has worked in pivotal roles on projects such as Northern Hub, North West Electrification, HS2, East West Rail and Manchester Metrolink. Sarah is an extremely detail oriented person who possesses the ability to multi-task, whilst prioritising work in order to achieve demanding deadlines. She possesses strong leadership skills which, coupled with her communication skills, enable her to focus her ability to create positive relationships with both internal and external teams.
Sarah has developed a vast amount of experience in Information Management including setting up EDMS and Information Control processes and also possesses the skills to liaise with multiple project stakeholders simultaneously including consultants, contractors and client teams.
Capable of working on own his initiative or as part of a team to achieve the required goals and objectives, Steve is accustomed to working to meet tight deadlines.
An impressive CV includes utilities programmes for Network Rail on the Northern Hub Programme including the Ordsall Chord, Manchester Piccadilly and Oxford Road Railway Stations, and also the Manchester Airport Railway Station improvements. Steve’s other key projects include the Growth Deal Programme for Transport for Greater Manchester, Ring 3 Light Rail project in Denmark and HS2 Phase 1 Enabling Works Contract North.
Andy worked in the area of national timetable planning, which then led him to become a key figure at Network Rail in developing performance modelling for the rail industry. He has worked on major projects such as Northern Hub, Transpennine Route Upgrade and Thameslink in the UK, as well as the Dubai Metro and Tram in the United Arab Emirates. A background ranging from technical modelling and timetabling, through to strategic reviews and project management, means that Andy has sat in most seats in capacity planning.
Andy is experienced in managing multiple projects to tight deadlines, has an eye for detail and is a team player. He is keen on establishing a clear strategy and deliverables, which has been demonstrated on many large and small projects alike.