Hello and welcome to the Women in Rail East Midlands Regional Group!

The Women in Rail East Midlands Regional Group (WREM Group) is officially launching at the end of June 2017. We are here to support and empower members of Women in Rail based in the East Midlands, provide them with a forum to develop their network locally and support them in their professional development, personal growth and confidence.

The WREM Group is led by Kristin Thorslund (Leader/Chair), Sarah Reid (Vice Chair) and supported by Caitlin Richardson (Finance Manager), Charmaine Welch (Communications Manager), Rebecca Adams and Jennifer Walpole (Events Manager) and Marta Dessi (Secretary).

All are volunteers, with full time day jobs, collectively representing a cross-section of the railway industry in the East Midlands region and passionate about working together in the East Midlands to support the diversity ambitions championed by Women in Rail.

To make sure you do not miss out on the wide range of activities organised by the WREM Group, register on the Contact Us page and join the Women in Rail community in the East Midlands. Membership is completely free and will give you access to the local and national events organised by the team.

See you soon!


Kristin Thorslund (Head of Bids EMEA, Bombardier Transportation)

High performing Leader with a passion for winning and building successful teams.

Proven experience of handling cross-cultural challenges and ability to communicate across different levels of the organisation.

Strong governance and management skills and a true can-do attitude.

Pragmatic and target-oriented in approach, focused on achieving results by enabling and empowering the organisation by a coaching approach and through application of agile and effective problem solving skills.

A Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and qualified Energy Leadership Coach. Holds a combined Business and Engineering Degree from the University of Kalmar in Sweden.