Network Rail has promoted Jerry England to the role of group asset management director. He was formerly the group director of signalling and power asset management.
As well as working for Network Rail, chartered engineer England has worked for the Highways Agency and Thames Water and will be focusing on developing more customer driven and efficient management of the company’s asset base.
Services provided by the asset management team are provided to customers including Network Rail’s devolved routes, as well as operations and infrastructure projects.
England said: “I’m looking forward to taking on this challenge and managing one of the most extensive and historic asset bases in the world. We have shown our ability to deliver projects to improve the nation’s rail infrastructure over the past few years and it promises to be even busier in the coming decade.
He will take on the role with immediate effect, reporting to Network Rail’s chief executive David Higgins.
Higgins said: “Jerry England’s experience within Network Rail as director of engineering, and latterly signal and power asset management, stands him in good stead for taking charge of our infrastructure. His appointment is well-deserved, and one of his first steps will be to build on the post-devolution team to deliver a leadership structure closely aligned with customer-focused service.”