Phil has over 25 years’ experience in the rail industry. As a Chartered Mechanical Engineer he brings a sound engineering knowledge which he combines with extensive commercial expertise to ensure the success of projects at multiple levels. Phil’s experience includes depot management, procuring and introducing new rolling stock, creating winning tenders and implementing improvement programmes aimed at increasing system performance, reliability, availability and safety.
His rolling stock procurement experience spans specification development, design review, project management and service introduction. His pragmatic approach to project delivery focuses on achieving the key project objectives by successfully deploying risk mitigation approaches, which have delivered many new fleets into service. Through these new train projects Phil has developed a detailed understanding of the approvals and compatibility processes that apply to UK rolling stock. His operational and commercial experiences help to ensure that tender strategies are deliverable, and that all risks are clearly understood.