THE RAILWAY INDUSTRY INNOVATION AWARDS
Founded in 1998, the Railway Industry Innovation Awards are the longest-standing awards scheme in the industry. Now organised by the 4th Friday Club, the Awards are the annual event at which everybody keen on seeing innovation in the railway sector meets up to discuss and celebrate the brightest ideas in the industry
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NEXT EVENT: Friday 28 June 2019
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Industry and Technology Editor, Modern Railways
Roger is probably best known for his authoritative column ‘Informed Sources’ in the monthly trade and technical magazine Modern Railways. ‘Informed Sources’ is noted for its in-depth analysis of railway technical, commercial and policy issues.
The Railway Industry Innovation Award entries are judged by a panel of industry experts:
CHAIRMAN Haydn Abbott
Former Managing Director of Angel Trains
The former Managing Director of the Angel Trains Group has also served as Chairman of the Railway Industry Association, the Railway Sector Advisory Group and is also Chairman of the UK arm of the Railway Children charity.
Editor of Modern Railways magazine
James is one of the most respected journalists in the railway industry. He also manages the Fourth Friday Club, the magazine’s programme of formal events which includes three major annual awards ceremonies.
Technical Director, Railway Industry Association
A chartered engineer, David has over 30 years’ rail industry experience. He was previously innovation director at RSSB, moving to RIA in 2016 to represent members’ interests in the areas of safety, technical standards, technical strategy, research and innovation.
Innovation Support Manager, Network Rail
Previously Innovation Manager at Pera, Ben joined Network Rail in 2012 where his role is to support and promote the company’s innovation agenda, help define projects, facilitate access to resources and manage and develop innovation systems.
Head of Service Strategy, South Western Railway
Chris has extensive experience in the field of operations and has held roles with a number of UK operators. He joined South West Trains in 2012 and is responsible for strategy and service planning including train frequencies, routes, calling patterns, revenue and customer-driven planning.
Innovation Programme Director, RSSB
Neil joined RSSB in 2015, where he is responsible for a cross-industry innovation programme funded by Network Rail and the Department for Transport. Prior to this he worked at the Royal Aerospace Establishment, Defence Evaluation Research Agency and QinetiQ. He is also an executive MBA graduate of Henley Business School.