Andrew is working with the Rock team, providing consultancy and advisory support on the development of rolling stock financing, ownership and asset management solutions in continental Europe in particular Germany.
Andrew has over 40 years of management experience in the railway industry encompassing the leadership of a plc rail division, domestic and international business development, rolling stock engineering and general management. He was Managing Director of the Rail division for National Express Group for 7 years and managing director of several train operating companies over 15 years before retiring in 2017.
As a chartered engineer and fellow of the IMechE, Andrew has substantial experience in the procurement of rolling stock and the management of rolling stock projects from initial business concept through to full implementation of operational solution. The business development experience, both domestic and international, includes the development of propositions and franchise bidding in new markets. In particular, in Germany, Andrew led the entry and establishment of a new regional rail operator, building strong and effective partnerships and client relations.
Andrew now provides consultancy and advisory support to various parties on rail matters including operators, asset owners, investors and regulators.
Andrew brings his safety, commercial and operational experience together with specific knowledge of the German rail market to support and advise the group.