Head of Freight Development, Network Rail
Ian has spent all his career in railway operating and rail freight commercial activities.
Why did you choose to work for the rail industry?
I believed it would provide me with a satisfying career that combined and intellectual challenge with a pragmatic day to day working environment.
What inspired you at the time and what influenced your choice?
The sense that the rail had a role both as a business and a service provider.
How does it feel to be in the rail industry? Are your expectations fulfilled?
Yes – rail is at an historic high point in terms of investment and growth.
What are the challenges?
Maintaining momentum – innovation and competitiveness
What is a talent? Why the rail industry should engage with talents?
Talent is the hunger to strive for excellence in every stakeholder contact, every day.