Our small dedicated team is focused on supporting our members and our strategic priorities:

  • Elaine Clark

    General Manager
    Elaine’s focus is our Midlands Rail – Engineering for Growth priorities and specifically our people and skills initiatives. Elaine has been with RFEM part time since October 2015. She previously worked for the National Skills Academy for Rail where she was responsible for all the industry skills forecasting work amongst other things. Prior to that Elaine spent several years running a SME private sector training company in the energy sector. elaineclark@midlandsrail.co.uk
  • Sophia Blakey

    Membership and Communications Manager
    sophia@midlandsrail.co.uk
  • Robert Hodgson

    Engagement Manager
    Robert, or Bob, has recently joined the team as Rail Forum Engagement Manager following over 20 years’ experience as Sales Director at TRB Lightweight Structures. Bob’s knowledge of the rail supply chain and rolling stock is invaluable to the Forum, as he will engage with members to maximise future opportunities within the industry in both the rolling stock and infrastructure sectors. robert@midlandsrail.co.uk
  • Conor Newby

    Rail Forum Administrator
    Conor is currently a student at the University of Derby studying Business Accounting and Finance and has recently joined the Forum team as an intern, as part time Rail Forum Administrator. His main responsibilities will involve helping with finance, events and other Forum activities. conor@midlandsrail.co.uk