Sue started with Rock Rail as Commercial Manager in September 2020, having been consulting for the company since March 2020. Sue is primarily managing the project to deliver the new Hitachi Intercity trains for the West Coast Partnership.
Sue is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with a Masters degree in Transport and nearly 30 years in the railway industry. Sue’s career has included working for London Underground and UK heavy rail in the rolling stock arena with a career covering project management, maintenance reviews, project engineering, testing of new trains and contract management.
Since starting her career at London Underground, Sue has worked for a ROSCO as Fleet Manager, overseeing maintenance changes, refranchising, refurbishments and managing heavy maintenance. Most recently Sue has been contracting and worked as the Rolling Stock Lead for the Operator of Last Resort and managed a project to develop the concept design for a go-anywhere locomotive. As a consultant she has also supported several franchise bids and worked for Greater Anglia franchise as Joint Project Manager for the Class 720 Bombardier Aventra build as well as Testing Manager for Rock Rail’s Stadler Class 755 and 745 fleets.