10th May 2017
SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Giles to its UK Rail & Transit division. In his new role as Director - Projects, Martin is the latest addition to the UK senior management team, reporting to Regional Director Michael Grace.
Martin is currently the President of the Derby Railway Engineering Society (DRES) and also sits on the board at the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR). He joins SNC-Lavalin from Ricardo Rail, where he was Managing Director of the company’s UK, Middle East and Nordic regional businesses.
Martin originally joined Ricardo Rail as Head of Rolling Stock, when the business was Lloyds Register Rail. He then progressed to Operations Director and latterly, Managing Director.
As Director - Projects, Martin will be involved in all major UK projects supported by SNC-Lavalin’s Rolling Stock, System Consulting & Assurance and Rail Infrastructure Systems teams. These include High Speed Two, Crossrail2, route electrification and European Train Control System (ETCS) related projects. Martin will also drive the expansion of the company’s infrastructure assurance services.
“We’re delighted to welcome Martin to the team during an exciting period of growth for our UK business,” says Michael Grace, Regional Director, Rail & Transit UK. “Martin is an experienced operational leader with an impressive rail pedigree. His expertise will prove invaluable as we grow our market share in the UK.”