Natalia started working with Rock in March 2020 as commercial project manager. She will be working with the Rock Rail team focussed on the development of opportunities in the Australian market as well as initially supporting the German market team.
Prior to Rock Rail, Natalia had a 17-year career with Abellio Group, with key experience in the rail franchise bidding function, as lead financial modeller and rolling stock and operations finance analyst.
At Abellio, Natalia was most recently involved in the winning East Anglia and West Midlands bids, where she supported on new fleet procurement and contractual arrangements with the funders, manufacturers and maintainers.
Natalia was project manager for the East Anglia Class 720 Aventra fleet, taking responsibility for daily project management, coordination of engineering and operations teams, and commercial and stakeholder management. Being ‘embedded’ in this project at the Bombardier Derby site, she developed practical knowledge of production, quality and design process and contributed to the operator’s roll-out strategy for the new fleet.
Natalia also provided commercial and analytical support to the Joint Project Manager for the new build of Rock Rail’s class 745/755 fleet for East Anglia.