Rail Forum East Midlands Board
ChairIn his ‘day job’ Paul has been Managing Director of Derby based Porterbrook Leasing for 16 years; during this time Porterbrook has been very successful in securing a wide range of new train orders as well as attractive commercial deals for provision of maintenance on its rolling stock. Paul also sits on the executive of the Rail Supply Group which brings government and industry together to promote and develop the UK rail supply chain.
Vice-ChairIn her ‘day job’ Michelle is a Director within Geldards Commerce and Technology Department. She joined Geldards from Nelsons following several years contracting experience with Alstom Transport covering projects across the whole of the UK. Michelle has experience across all aspects of rail having been involved with supporting the manufacturing, renovation, service and parts supply functions, together with West Coast Mainline, Northern & Jubilee Line and Light Rail Projects. She also advised on regulatory matters including management of Depot Licences and has particular expertise in rail industry agreements, regulation and funding.
PresidentIn his ‘day job’ Colin is a Partner in C S Walton Consulting Ltd. He is also President of the Light Rapid Transit Forum and was the inaugural Chair of the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby and Derbyshire and Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2). He is also East Midlands Chair for The Prince’s Trust, sits on the All-England council and is a past Chairman of the Railway Industry Association.
RFEM Executive Team
Marketing Manager at Tidyco
Managing Director at Inside Out Group
Councillor at Derbyshire County Council
Unite Regional Legal Officer at Unite the Union
Director of Policy & Infrastructure at East Midlands Councils
Chief Executive Officer at Resonate
Managing Director at Signal House Group
Operations Director at Bombardier
Rail Trade Advisor at Department for International Trade
Chief Executive at D2N2 LEP
Commercial Director at East Midlands Trains
Managing Director at Datum Composites
Councillor at Derby City Council
Head of Operations and Performance at Network Rail
PR Consultant - Director at Rail Positive Relations
Observer - Business Development Manager at Elite KL