Head of Strategic Planning (FNPO)
Helen joined Network Rail in 2004 following the completion of a Doctorate at Imperial College, London. In the subsequent 15 years, she has been involved in cross industry strategic and business planning. She is now Head of Strategic Planning for Freight and National Passenger Operators within the System Operator, working closely with customers and regions to identify the opportunities to deliver improvements for end users. The Network wide remit of the role includes leading Network Strategies – the Railway for Everyone Network Strategy draft is currently being finalised and the Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy is underway. Helen was a member of the Decarbonisation Task Force, chaired by Malcolm Brown.