Network Rail Consulting Australia and USA Change of Leadership

Mark Pettigrew (Left) and Adam Boughton (Right)

Sydney, March 2023 – Network Rail Consulting (NRC) is pleased to announce that as of the 31 March 2023 Mark Pettigrew, our current Regional Director, Australia will be leading our USA business in New York. Mark has significantly developed NRC's footprint in Australia, expanding our service offerings across Major Projects, Asset Management and Maintenance, Rail Operations and Advisory. The growth has been demonstrated in the diverse team Mark has built from 16 to 50 staff members and the establishment of two new regional offices in Melbourne and Brisbane.

Mark has a wealth of railway experience with specialities of building robust business cases, generating innovative design solutions and project directorship. Mark consistently delivers a high level of client satisfaction and is looking forward to bringing his knowledge and expertise to the USA.

Adam Boughton has been appointed as the new Regional Director, Australia from 1 April 2023 bringing over 25 years railway experience in the successful management of complex and challenging international projects. He has provided consulting and strategic advisory services to many of the world’s railways and led regional and global consulting practices.

Adam's expertise is underpinned by engineering and operational roles and includes extensive experience in asset management strategies, maintenance management, engineering management, contract negotiations, risk management, asset procurement, due diligence reviews and project management/director responsibilities for multidisciplinary projects.

Mark Pettigrew, commented: "It has been a pleasure working and connecting with our clients over the years and I look forward to watching your continued success from abroad and have no doubt that the Australian business will go from strength to strength under Adam's leadership."

Adam Boughton added: "In the past 2 years with Network Rail Consulting I have had the privilege to work alongside a dedicated, passionate, and talented team. I am honoured to now have the opportunity to lead this team through its continued journey of growth in the Australian railways and look forward to assisting our clients with their ambitions."

Nigel Ash, Global Managing Director for Network Rail Consulting commented, "These leadership changes form a key part of our succession plan for the business as we continue to develop and grow our internal talent pipeline. Mark and Adam have made a significant contribution to growing our Australian business in recent years and I am confident that, as they transition to their new roles, we see that continue in Australia and the USA".




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Notes to Editors

About Network Rail Consulting

  • Network Rail Consulting is a wholly owned subsidiary of Network Rail and was established in 2012 to benchmark Network Rail’s capabilities in the international market and enhance the capabilities of its staff through international experience which could then be deployed back into its UK operations.
  • The board of directors of Network Rail Consulting comprises Jeremy Westlake (non-executive chair), Nigel Ash (global managing director), Tim Shoveller (non-executive director), Andrew Noble (finance director) and Ian Dobbs (non-executive director).
  • Network Rail Consulting has subsidiaries in Australia, Canada and the USA; and operates from offices in Boston, Brisbane, London (HQ), Melbourne, New York, Riyadh, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto and Washington DC.
  • Network Rail Consulting is selling the full range of rail expertise available within Network Rail including asset management, maintenance planning and optimisation, timetabling and simulation modelling, technical assistance and interim management; and project and programme management.

More information can be found at www.networkrailconsulting.com.

About Network Rail

Network Rail owns and operates Britain’s rail infrastructure network – one of the world’s most intensively used rail networks. Our network is the fifth busiest rail network in the world and the second busiest in Europe. We:

  • Provide a safe and efficient national railway network that carries over 1.8 billion passenger journeys, 16.6 billion tonne kilometres of freight and 7 million train movements every year;
  • Own, maintain and operate 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and embankments and thousands of signals;
  • Operate 20 major stations which handle 800 million passenger journeys and own 2,500 other stations, which are leased to train operators;
  • Employ 42,000 people in asset management, operations, maintenance, renewals, and enhancement projects; and
  • Have an annual turnover of over A$13.9bn, with capital expenditure of over A$8.7bn per annum.