Wednesday, September 27, 2023
- Advertisement -
Home Uncategorized Former Prime Minister joins GWR's independent advisory board

Former Prime Minister joins GWR’s independent advisory board

Great Western Railway has welcomed the Rt Hon Theresa May MP to its independent stakeholder advisory board.

The 12-strong board of experts helps provide opinion and oversight.

May was invited to join by the current chair, Lord Faulkner of Worcester. She said: “I know how important reliable rail services are for my Maidenhead constituents and others across the Thames Valley, therefore I welcome this opportunity which will enable me to help deliver for our area. 


 “It was an excellent first meeting and I am looking forward to working with the Board to push for outcomes which will directly improve services for rail users across Maidenhead and the entire GWR network.” 

Welcoming the new board member Lord Faulkner of Worcester, Chair of the GWR Advisory Board, said:  “I’m delighted that Mrs May has joined the GWR Advisory Board. She has been a staunch campaigner for better rail services and connections since her election as the MP for Maidenhead 25 years ago, and she will be a very welcome addition to our Board.” 

GWR has had a Stakeholder Advisory Board since its conception in 2015, bringing forward the idea from First Great Western. Set up to offer a sounding board and critical, informed advice the Advisory Board includes representatives from all the routes served by GWR, covering the fields of business; academia; the voluntary sector; the House of Commons, and the House of Lords. 

GWR managing director Mark Hopwood said:  “Listening to our customers, our stakeholders and our partners has always been a big part of how we do business. The Advisory Board brings together representatives from across the communities we serve, and we are very grateful for the advice and guidance the offer.  

“We also have a number of Local Transport Forums and Accessibility Panels to help us develop services and facilities to meet customer aspirations.”  

Rt Hon Theresa May MP takes the vacancy created when Ranil Jayawardena MP joined the Government. Mrs May will receive no payment and no complimentary travel but will attend up to six meetings a year with the GWR senior team. 

image_pdfDownload article

Most Popular

Northern shows off scale models of new sculpture that will celebrate Bridlington’s forgotten past

Northern has unveiled two scale models for a new sculpture that will soon take pride of place at Bridlington station to celebrate some of...

Dr. Nicolas Lange to join Knorr-Bremse’s Executive Board and guide the market leader’s rail business

Knorr-Bremse has appointed Dr. Nicolas Lange as the new member of the Executive Board who will lead the Rail Vehicle Systems division effective October...

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway among organisations to benefit from government funding

Pubs, museums and sports clubs across the United Kingdom have been given vital funding from government to secure their future for generations to come. Forty-five...

Network Rail begins £2.5m improvements to the Finnieston tunnel

Network Rail will shortly undertake two weekends of around-the-clock working as part of a £2.5m investment to renew elements of the Finnieston tunnel in...
- Advertisement -