ORR appoints Alan Price as Director of Railway Performance

Posted: 14 November 2012 | | No comments yet

The Office of Rail Regulation announced that Alan Price has been appointed as its Director of Railway Performance…

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The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) today announced that Alan Price has been appointed as its Director of Railway Performance.

Alan is currently Rail Division Infrastructure Director at FirstGroup. He will bring to ORR a wealth of railway engineering and operational experience both from his role at FirstGroup and from former appointments at London Underground, Metronet, and Bechtel. Additionally, Alan has recently played a significant role supporting the work of the Rail Delivery Group.

Welcoming the appointment, ORR’s Chief Executive, Richard Price said:

“I am delighted that Alan Price is joining us at this crucial time for the rail industry. Alan will bring to ORR very substantial railway experience, and a deep understanding of the issues facing the industry, particularly on asset management and infrastructure delivery.

“As Director of Railway Performance, Alan Price will play a key role in influencing the shape of the industry and its priorities for years to come, helping to drive a step change in whole industry performance and efficiency for the benefit of taxpayers, passengers and freight customers who rely on Britain’s railways.”

Commenting on his appointment, Alan Price said:

“It is a great time to be joining ORR. I look forward to working with Richard Price and the whole team at ORR helping to deliver its strategy for the UK rail industry.

“ORR will need to use all its influence and powers if we are to provide the framework that will incentivise the greater cross industry collaboration required to deliver the necessary improvements in efficiency, performance, infrastructure management, and safety across the whole sector.”

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