Steve joined Southeastern as Managing Director in October 2021. His immediate priorities included ensuring Southeastern’s smooth transition to SE Trains under DOHL’s ownership , winning back customers and securing investment for a sustainable future. Previously, Steve was Deputy Chief Executive at Govia Thameslink Railway. Steve joined GTR as Chief Operating Officer at the end of September 2018 before becoming Deputy Chief Executive in July 2019. He navigated the business through successive timetable changes, customer experience improvements, restoration of stakeholder confidence and the completion of the UK’s largest new fleet introduction programme.
A chartered engineer, Steve previously held leadership roles at London Underground, Silverlink Trains, Eurostar and Siemens PLC, responsible for the operation and maintenance of metro, commuter and long-distance services. His experience includes operation of a vertically integrated railway, leadership of the Performance Improvement Management System (on behalf of Network Rail and train operators) and Chairmanship of the Digital Rail Industry Council.