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Loraine Martins OBE FRSA

Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Network Rail

Loraine is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Network Rail, which maintains and develops Britain’s rail infrastructure.  With some 42,000 employees, it is the fastest growing railway in Europe.  Loraine leads a centre of expertise which supports Network Rail’s ambition to be a more open, diverse and inclusive business.

 

Previously, Loraine lead a multi-award-winning team, delivering a programme of equality and inclusion and employment and skills in the construction of the its infrastructure, venues and facilities on the Olympic Park for London 2012.  For this work Loraine was awarded an MBE.  

 

Loraine was the vice chair of the Trust for London, a grant-making body which tackles inequality and poverty in the capital and chaired the working group that funded London Living Wage campaign.  Loraine is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In October 2019 Inclusive Boards and the Financial Times announced that Loraine has been included in the top 100 women influencing engineering in the UK.  In November 2019, Loraine was awarded the Mike Nichols Award (Association of Project Management APM) which recognises contributions to transformational change for the world and society.