Jan Chaudhry has been appointed the new Managing Director for Merseyrail by joint venture shareholders, Abellio UK and Serco. Currently the Deputy MD at Abellio UK, Jan will take up the new post in July 2015.
Jan brings with him 25 years of rail industry experience, having held a number of directorships within several train operating companies. Most recently for Abellio UK, he led on fleet and operations and played a senior role in Abellio’s successful bid for the ScotRail franchise.
He represents Abellio UK on the rail industry’s National Task Force and Planning Oversight Group. He also takes the lead on rail policy for track access, alliancing, periodic review and other regulatory matters.
As a current board member of Merseyrail, Jan will have a head start when he begins in a few months.
Alan Chaplin, who has been the interim Managing Director since January 2015, will return to his permanent position of Service Delivery Director and Deputy MD at Northern Rail this summe