Abellio Greater Anglia Ltd has announced the new executive team for the franchise, beginning on February 5.

Ruud Haket, who has led the bid and mobilisation team, will be appointed as the managing director. Additional executive positions are: Andrew Goodrum as customer services director; Adam Golton as finance director; Thijs Jan Noomen as projects director; John Ratcliffe as engineering director; Nanouke van ‘t Riet as operations director; Andrew Camp as commercial director; Simone Bailey as asset management director; and Dave Welham, interim HR director.

Haket said: “We are all committed to delivering the proposals made within the bid and listening to the requirements of our customers, stakeholders and employees many of whom I have met during recent Roadshows across the region. Although a short franchise, Greater Anglia will deliver improvements in customer service, station condition and operational performance.

“I have made a few new appointments to the team, which sit alongside existing directors running the franchise today. Greater Anglia is the first franchise to obtain responsibility for the stations within the franchise and for this reason I have appointed an asset management director. We have brought back the role of commercial director to reflect the commitment to growth and investment in marketing. The projects director appointment is also new and will take the lead on our Olympic planning and delivery and working with the Crossrail team.

“The Greater Anglia team is strengthened by these new appointments and looks forward to running the regions railway operation to the high standards expected by passengers and staff.”

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