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Keith Ludeman joins Network Rail Consulting


He joins chairman Simon Kirby, managing director Nigel Ash and group finance director Patrick Butcher on the board of directors for the global consulting business.


Keith Ludeman (pictured above), has been appointed as a non- executive director of Network Rail Consulting. Ludeman most recently worked as the chief executive of Go-Ahead Group, from 2006-2011, and has also served as a non-executive director of Network Rail.


Network Rail Consulting is a subsidiary of Network Rail that aims to demonstrate British expertise overseas, as well as helping to channel innovation back into Network Rail core business for the UK.


The company offers consulting services across strategic planning,


Kirby said: “Keith Ludeman brings with him decades of experience of leadership in the transport industry, both in Britain and overseas.


“His addition to the board of Network Rail Consulting will provide first-hand, commercial expertise and corporate oversight as we look to demonstrate the best of British expertise around the world.”


Kirby has previously said the new asset management,


capital projects, operations and maintenance.


Social networking for railway professionals


A new website offers young people the chance to make professional connections in the rail industry. Young Railway Professionals (YRP) has launched its new website, complete with social networking functionality.


The network is intended to bring young people together across the rail industry into a professional online community.


Members will be able to create their own profiles, link with colleagues and friends, write status updates, see a live activity feed, send private messages and RSVP to events online.


Paul Cooper, chairman of the Young Railway Professionals, said:


“I’m really pleased to announce the launch of a new home of the Young Railway Professionals.


“We will shortly be entering our fourth year and, as our organisation has grown, we have been looking at ways of better meeting the needs of young people in our industry.


“We have invested in the creation of a bespoke website, designed to provide young people with access to a calendar of networking events in the industry, as well as the YRP online networking community where our members can create their own profiles and begin to connect with peers from around the world.”


The website is at: youngrailwayprofessionals.org


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business is more about “changing perceptions” than raising fresh revenues for Network Rail.


Explaining more about the service it offers on its website, Network Rail Consulting explains: “Working collaboratively with our clients and business partners is fundamental to our approach to consultancy.


“Our project teams are tailored to each commission and comprise of experts in their respective fields.”


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