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

WR West Midlands was set up in 2016 and has an ever growing and active membership. The group has been chaired by Claire Burrows since February 2018. Claire is a Legal Director at Shakespeare Martineau and she is supported by a strong and diverse steering committee (details of which are set out below).

In relation to her appointment, Claire commented: “I am delighted to be taking over as Chair of WRWM. Our ambition is to reach out to and engage with more women (and men) who are connected to the rail sector in the West Midlands, to support and develop the great talent we have in our local industry and to inspire others to join it.”

The group organises a full calendar of events throughout the year (including development workshops, themed presentations and networking events), with the aim to empower women throughout the region to meet their own personal goals and become the best possible version of themselves.

We are always keen to meet new members or volunteers so please come along and get involved!


The full committee consists of:

Claire Burrows (Chair) – Legal Director, Shakespeare Martineau

Rose Rees Training & Development Manager, Midland Metro Alliance

Rachel Green – Business Development Manager, Auctus Management Group

Alexia Binns – Commercial Lawyer, HS2 Ltd

Lorraine Warner – Senior Project Engineer, Network Rail

Suzanne Thorneycroft – Executive Assistant, Qi Performance Ltd

Tessa McInnes – Senior Legal Advisor, Alstom Group

Michelle Morgan – Communications and Engagement Officer, BCCRE – University of Birmingham

Sarah McKee – Head of Communications, Eiffage Kier

Jessica Jones – Recruitment Consultant, Ford & Stanley Ltd


Kindest regards

WR West Midlands Team
Email: WestMidlands@womeninrail.org