In November 2017, Rob took on the role of leading the work to set up East West Railway Company limited. In September 2018, he was appointed Interim Chair when the company was formally launched as an operational arm’s length body of government.
Rob has over 30 years’ experience in the rail industry, most recently as the Managing Director of Chiltern Railways, until he retired in 2015. A civil engineer by training, he has led rail projects in Australia and Hong Kong, as well as transforming Chiltern to be the most punctual train operator in the UK. Rob is also currently also a non-executive director at Network Rail.