Lee Armstrong

Lee joined ABP as the Group Head of Commercial for Rail in 2020. Lee has over 20 years of management experience in operational and commercial roles, where he has been successful in delivering excellent customer service, ensuring costs are controlled and winning new business. Lee has worked in the railway industry for more than 35 […]

Alex Kirk Alex Kirk, Head of Infrastructure & HS2, GB Railfreight (GBRf)

Alex Kirk

Alex launched his railway career at Network Rail as a graduate manager and progressed through roles in the Freight and National Passenger Operator (FNPO) function, System Operator, and Supply Chain Operations (SCO). In 2020, he assumed the role of Head of Infrastructure at GB Railfreight (GBRf), where he managed its contracts with infrastructure managers, oversaw […]

Sabrina Meksaoui Sabrina Meksaoui

Sabrina Meksaoui

Sabrina is the Chief Revenue Officer at Everysens, a European tech company that digitises rail freight operations from A to Z. Sabrina has more than 10 years of experience in business development, marketing and customer relations in Europe, the US and Asia. Her main interest is to leverage technology to establish rail freight as the […]

Maggie Simpson OBE Maggie Simpson OBE, RFG Director

Maggie Simpson OBE

Maggie Simpson is Director General of the Rail Freight Group, the representative body for rail freight in the UK. Since joining in 2005, she has been leading work to ensure that Government and rail industry policy is supportive to the growth of rail freight and that member companies of the Group have the opportunity to […]

Phil Smart Phil Smart Assistant Policy Manger RFG

Phil Smart

Phil has more than 30 years experience working in public and private sector environments with a strong public service ethos. He has a local government background, having worked in education field with Essex county council. He played a key role in the proposals for the Ipswich freight Chord, a £60 million scheme to carry trains […]

Phillippa O’Shea Phillippa O'Shea

Phillippa O’Shea

Administration Manager, Company Secretary Phillippa O’Shea has worked at the RFG for over 25 years, running the daily management of the company as well as organising all the RFG meetings and the famous RFG Christmas Lunch. She has seen the group go from strength to strength in her time with the group.

Martin Bignell Martin Bignell RFG Scottish and Northern Representative

Martin Bignell

Martin Bignell began his career with in marketing and commercial roles with Potter Group, exposed to rail freight as terminal operator, customer and 3PL logistics service provider. There followed a freight market development role at the SRA, which added public policy development, including the original Strategic Rail Freight Interchange policy. With an MSc in Logistics […]

Robin Smith Robin Smith

Robin Smith

Robin Smith is Wales & West Midlands Representative Having graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Metallurgy in 1971, Robin made an immediate career switch and joined the Transport and Shipping Department of the then British Steel Corporation. He remained in the steel industry for 36 years undertaking a number of management roles, mainly […]

James Falkner MA James Falkner

James Falkner MA

James is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Rail Freight Group and handles all external media liaison, interview requests, member communications, website, newsletter and email bulletins. He has worked in supply chain media and communications since 2005, having worked as a journalist, communications manager and copywriter.