Tom Smith has joined SSE Enterprise Rail’s senior leadership team.
Tom brings vast operational and delivery experience in project management and client relations, having spent 18 years with telecoms giant British Telecoms (BT), where he was responsible for running three groups within the business, and nine years with infrastructure managed services (IMS) provider Brookvex, where he became managing director in 2014.
Prior to working for SSE, Tom was responsible for managing projects for a range of clients including Great Western, London Underground, Tubelines and Thales. In his approach to work, he describes himself as ‘extremely focused’ and does not rest on his laurels until something is done to his complete satisfaction.
Raj Sinha, managing director of SSE Enterprise Rail, said: “Tom is a fantastic addition to the SSE Enterprise Rail senior leadership team at a time when we are looking to make strategic developments within the business, and expand our service offering across key markets.
“Tom has very strong experience of working closely with high-profile clients, and his immense operational and delivery experience will be vital as we develop existing and new opportunities in our rail business. He is an ambitious and motivated individual who will continue to drive us towards achieving our goal of becoming a leading provider of services to the UK rail industry.”
Tom said: “I wanted to be involved in a team with real potential and I felt the prospect of working within SSE’s rail business was an opportunity that I couldn’t miss. To become part of a senior leadership team in a FTSE 30 company is a huge and privileged achievement and I feel very proud to take on the role.
“The scope of opportunity we have here is huge. With the level of investment we can offer, and the long-term partnerships we can secure, we believe that we have something truly unique to give to the industry.”
Outside of work Tom is a 5th Dan blackbelt in karate. He currently runs two clubs in London, and instructs students with his vast experience. He has spent over 30 years travelling the world teaching karate.
SSE Enterprise Rail, part of SSE Enterprise, has 16 years’ multi-disciplinary experience in the rail industry. SSE Enterprise has a directly employed workforce with more than 3,000 skilled practitioners and 60 offices and operational centres in locations throughout the UK.
The company self-delivers most of its work with trusted industry supply chain partners in those areas that fall outside of its specialist areas of expertise. Four business divisions – Utilities, Telecoms, Rail and Contracting – offer a broad service and product range to meet the distinct needs of business and public-sector customers.
Safety is SSE Enterprise Rail’s priority and SSE Enterprise has received over 30 RoSPA awards to date signifying the company’s commitment to continually raise the standard of safe working across project sites and with all delivery partners.