Greater Anglia appoints new Engineering Director

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Greater Anglia has appointed a new Engineering Director to oversee the maintenance and professional engineering activities of the teams responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the company’s fleet of trains.

Kate Marjoribanks will head up a team of 500 staff and continue to develop the working relationship with other departments and organisations, including Network Rail, to identify smarter ways of conducting the business and delivering continuous improvements to the train service.

Kate is a Railway Engineer with 20 years’ experience in the rail industry in the UK, Australia and Europe. She has previously worked for British Rail, Angel Trains, North London Railways, Interfleet, South West Trains and most recently as Engineering Director for Chiltern Railways.

Kate holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Edinburgh University and achieved Chartered Status, becoming a full member of the IMechE during her time at Angel Trains.

Kate, originally from Scotland, now lives in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, and is recently married.

She comments, “I am looking forward to building on the significant achievements already made by the engineering team in the first 18 months of the Abellio Greater Anglia franchise and helping to secure and deliver a Single Tender Award that sees improvements for our passengers going forward.”