Hello and welcome to the Women in Rail London Group!

The Women in Rail London Group (the WRL Group) are a team of enthusiastic and driven individuals aiming to support and empower our Women in Rail members (men and women) based in and around London, by providing them with a forum to develop their network locally and receive guidance in furthering their professional development, personal growth and confidence.

The WRL Group is co-chaired by Aamina Shah and Lucy McAuliffe. Both are passionate about inclusive leadership and hope to strengthen and grow the WR London region by combining their different backgrounds and experiences.

To ensure you don’t miss out on the wide range of activities organised by the London Group – including networking events, development workshops, seminars (and fun get-togethers!) – register on the Contact Us page and join the Women in Rail community in London. The WRL Group encourage anyone interested to register, regardless of their level of experience or seniority within their organisation.

Membership is completely free and will give you access to the local and national events organised by the team. The WRL Group welcomes any suggestions or ideas from members regarding future events.

See you soon!

Women in Rail London Group

Lucy McAuliffe - Route Director, Network Rail

Lucy McAuliffe is Route Director for Sussex in Network Rail, responsible for maintenance and operations across one of the busiest routes in the country. She is experienced leading large teams in regulated transport sectors with previous experience as Stations Director in Network Rail and Head of Passenger Security at Gatwick Airport. Lucy’s career has spanned operational and strategic leadership roles within bus, coach, rail and aviation sectors in the transport industry.

Lucy is passionate about inclusive leadership, delivering great service and acts as a mentor to support others. She holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Nottingham is a CMI Fellow and Chartered Manager and is keen to promote the opportunities for everyone that the rail industry provides.

Aamina Shah - Graduate Engineer, Angel Trains

Aamina is a Graduate Engineer at Angel Trains, and a member of their Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  Aamina joined the industry in 2021 and is passionate about diversity, equality and inclusion, and promoting a diverse workforce in the Rail Industry.

Serenela Barbur - Training Standards Manager, Training Governance and Assurance at Network Rail

Serenela has a strong background in Training and has been in the Rail Industry for over 10 years in various roles. She currently manages a small team of Training Quality Assurance Specialists in Network Rail, leading on Training Standards Strategy.

Prior to joining Network Rail, Serenela worked for a tier 2 M&E contractor leading on training issues  and developing a management development programme. Serenela started her career in Rail as a Train Captain for DLR.

Sandrine Geddis - Operations Standards Manager at Eurostar

Sandrine Geddis is the On Board Services Standards and Rules Manager at Eurostar. Sandrine is the rail safety expert for the train managers and catering crew who have safety responsibilities on board.

Sandrine started her railway carrier at Eurostar in 1994 as a Train Manager before becoming a team manager and later on the Training and Competency Manager for OBS.

Sae Ah Yoon - Associate Director, AECOM

As a current project role, she is the Programme Manager on Network Rail – South Rail Systems Alliance contract, managing the Development stage of the track system renewal portfolio over various regional routes.

Sae Ah is Chartered Civil Engineer and Full Member of Association for Project Management, working in rail industry for over 15 years. Her primary experience is in Project Management, following Designer’s role in Track and Bridge Engineering during early career.

Liz Holford - National Strategic and Technical Lead (Social Performance), Network Rail

Liz is Network Rail’s national strategic and technical lead around social performance – developing and rolling out a Social Value Framework and co-creating the new Rail Social Value Tool. She’s worked across sustainability, supply chains and social value for almost twenty years; on flagship construction projects (e.g. London Bridge station redevelopment, London 2012 Aquatic Centre, HS2 Ltd), within local authorities and, as a consultant on multiple projects. Liz is a member of Social Value UK, a fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (FIEMA) and a full member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS).

Jack Parrott - Customer Service, LNER

Jack joined the LNER Customer Service Team in 2019 he has a passion for helping people and takes pride in supporting his colleagues. Since joining the rail industry Jack has worked with the LNER Inclusion Network and newly Kings Cross EDI Network he has been a part of several projects around PRIDE and Mental Health Awareness. A male ally for his team Jack is passionate about EDI and working towards creating an inclusive railway where people are comfortable in being themselves, and one where anyone can achieve results if they put the work in.

Ruth Humphrey - Siemens

Ruth joined Siemens in 2012 delivering the 2 Thameslink Depots for the Industry Thameslink Programme. She has been Head of Business Development and Strategy for Siemens Mobility Limited since early 2017. As part of this role she jointly led the successful acquisition of the new manufacturing site for Siemens in Goole, Yorkshire. More recently Ruth has driven a number of key topics including promoting alternative financing proposals and developing our company strategy.

Prior to joining Siemens, Ruth worked for a number of transport organisations including Transport for London, Stagecoach, Network Rail and Balfour Beatty both delivering and sponsoring projects.

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