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

The Women in Rail West Midlands Regional Group (WRWM Group) was launched in 2016 to support and empower members of Women in Rail based in the West Midlands, provide them with a forum to develop their network locally and support them in their professional development, personal growth and confidence.

The WRWM Group is led by Nicki Crossland (Managing Director, Qi Performance), supported by Rose Rees (Training & Development Manager Midland Metro Alliance), Rachel Green, (Business Development Manager, Auctus Management Group), Alexia Bins, (Commercial Lawyer HS2), Tina Bandarchichamkhaleh (Design Engineer, Siemens), Lorraine Warner (Senior Project Engineer, Network Rail) and Liz Melles (Contracts Manager, Fleet Management Group, Virgin Trains).

All are volunteers, with full time day jobs, collectively representing a cross-section of the railway industry and Rail Supply Chain in the West Midlands region and are passionate about working with both women and men, either individually or collectively, as well as with like-minded organisations in the West Midlands, to support the diversity ambitions championed by Women in Rail.

To make sure you don’t miss out on the wide range of activities organised by the WRWM Group – including straightforward networking events, development workshops, themed presentations and the good old fashioned relaxing and fun get-togethers! register on the Contact Us page and join the Women in Rail community in the West Midlands. Membership is completely free and will give you access to the local and national events organised by the team.

See you soon!

Nicki Crossland - Managing Director, Qi Performance

Nicki Crossland is an International Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach specialising in translating organisational growth strategy into “real world” results, with a strong emphasis on leadership capability, leadership personal development, and talent management.

She brings a breadth of experience gained in senior HR leadership roles in different industries, including as VP HR EMEA for Bombardier Transportation and as SVP HR Europe for the retailer Claire’s Accessories. Throughout this time, Nicki has successfully demonstrated how the application of powerful people strategies can have significant results, irrespective of the sector.

As an acclaimed IPEC accredited Energy LeadershipTM Coach, Nicki works extensively with executives to CEO level to identify how effectively they are currently enabling themselves and their teams to achieve success and then supporting them to take measurable and effective actions to improve their own results and those of their teams. With substantial experience of operating as a trusted leader and adviser in senior leadership teams, alongside leading HR teams across multi sites and multi countries, Nicki knows what it genuinely feels like to manage the multi-faceted aspects of people management, rather than simply advising or coaching others to do it. Having had responsibility for leading rapid growth strategies as well as restructures and down-sizing, she is also well versed in what’s required at each stage of the employment lifecycle.