Chief Operating Officer (Rail)

Dave joined Abellio in January 2020 as Chief Operating Officer (Rail). He is responsible for the oversight of performance of all operations and fleet management activities of Abellio UK Rail operating companies, as well as driving best practice improvements across the Group. He also represents Abellio on national forums.

Dave has extensive rail and bus experience and has held Divisional Executive roles at FirstGroup and National Express. He was rail performance director at FirstGroup as well as leading North Western Trains and Great Eastern. He was also COO of the UK Bus Division.

He is an alumni of Harvard Business School, has a Diploma in Management Studies and a first class honours degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Dave is also a Fellow of the IRO and CILT.