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Co-Chair of Women in Rail South Samyutha Bala (Customer Experience Design Lead at GBR) hosts a discussion with industry leaders:

  • Michelle Handforth, MD Wales and Western Route (NR),
  • Claire Mann, MD South West Trains, and;
  • Ruth Busby, HRD at Great Western Railway

In a discussion about the future of the rail industry.

Where is GBR is heading?  What is the role of private companies in our rail system? How will workforce reform affect customers and colleagues? What skills and talent does the industry need in the future?  What does the culture in the industry need to look like to succeed?  

These are just some of the questions the panel will be discussion, and of course they’ll be taking your questions and reflections too.

Please join us for this timely discussion!


The event will take place on Zoom.  Please add the event to your diary when you sign up.  We will send you a reminder with the Zoom link a few days before the event.

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  • 12:45
    Welcome and introductions
  • 12:50
    Discussion panel
  • 13:20
    Questions from the audience