Women in Rail Appoints Marie Daly as New Chair

Women in Rail is delighted to announce the appointment of Marie Daly as the charity’s new Chair.

Marie has worked in the rail sector for more than 13 years and her current role is Chief Customer and Culture Officer at Transport for Wales.

Marie, who officially took up the position of Chair today (11 September), commented: “I am delighted and extremely proud to be given the opportunity to be at the helm of such a respected and valued organisation and thank the Trustees for their confidence.

“Women in Rail was established to improve gender balance, diversity and inclusion in the UK rail industry and we continue to work to address female underrepresentation across all levels of the career spectrum.

“I look forward to further shaping and influencing our important work particularly at such a challenging, yet exciting, time for the sector.”

Welcoming Marie, Women in Rail Vice Chair Shona Clive said: “Women in Rail continues to be a vibrant and forward-thinking force for good within the rail sector and I am looking forward to supporting Marie in her new role.

Women in Rail isn’t just for women—it’s for the entire rail industry. By embracing diversity and inclusion, we are building a stronger future for rail, where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive. Join us on this exciting journey as we reshape the rail industry and make it a more vibrant and inclusive community for all.”

Established in 2012, Women in Rail was created to improve diversity in the UK rail industry through providing networking opportunities and support for all women within the sector, encourage undertakings and stakeholders to adopt diversity as a business strategy and devising initiatives aimed at positioning rail as an attractive career choice for young people.