Network Rail Consulting Welcomes Adam Boughton as New State Manager, Victoria, Australia

Sydney, 15 February 2021 - Adam Boughton joins Network Rail Consulting (NRC) in the new role of State Manager, Victoria, Australia an appointment which establishes a permanent presence for the Network Rail Consulting business in the Victorian rail market.

Boughton brings over 20 years of global experience in leading and providing rail consultancy and strategic advisory services, management of expert teams and project delivery, underpinned by significant engineering and operational roles for a major transport operator.

Mark Pettigrew, Regional Director Australia, said “We are delighted that Adam has joined us and together we will grow our Victorian rail presence by bringing further demonstrable value to infrastructure operators, owners and providers seeking great ideas and solutions to their challenges. Adam brings extensive experience in leading consultancy businesses, that will be invaluable for growing our position in Victoria.”

Boughton commented: “As a significant contributor to the economic recovery and growth of the nation, there has never been a better time to be involved in the Australian Rail industry and in particular the growth occurring within Victoria. I am excited to be joining Network Rail Consulting - a progressive rail consulting business that is extremely well positioned to assist in the successes of its Victorian customers.”

For further information, contact:

Sam Clarke, [email protected]

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), Andrew Noble (finance director), Ian Dobbs (non-executive director), and Nick King (non-executive director).

► Network Rail Consulting has subsidiaries in Australia, Canada and the USA; and operates from offices in Boston, London (HQ), 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, manages and develops Britain’s railway – the 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges and viaducts and thousands of tunnels, signals, level crossings and points. We also manage rail timetabling and 20 of the largest stations in England, Scotland and Wales. In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.7bn journeys by rail every year - double the number of 1996 - and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We’re investing £47bn in the railway by 2024 to deliver a more reliable, safer and efficient railway.