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New non-executive director for Network Rail

Network Rail has appointed Keith Ludeman as a non-executive director.

Ludeman, 61, has been group chief executive of one of Europe’s biggest transport groups – Go-Ahead – since 2006. He will retire in July, when he will join the board of Network Rail.

Under Network Rail’s licence to operate, as granted by the Office of Rail Regulation, the company is required to have at least two non-executive directors with ‘substantial relevant experience of working in the railway industry’.

Ludeman, who was also chairman of Association of Train Operating Companies between 2003-05, fulfils this criterion, alongside Graham Eccles, former deputy chairman of London Midland. Network Rail’s members – who act as the company’s shareholders – will have the opportunity to vote on his appointment at July’s annual general meeting.

Announcing the appointment, Network Rail chairman Rick Haythornthwaite said the appointment completed the task of “totally overhaul[ing] the non-executive element of Network Rail’s board, strengthening it in order to provide world-class corporate oversight”.

“Keith Ludeman brings to Network Rail decades of experience of leadership in Britain’s transport industry. The addition of him to the board will provide first-hand, passenger-focused expertise which will help Network Rail on its journey to becoming ever more responsive to its customers and passengers,” Haythornthwaite said.

“The appointment of Mr Ludeman completes a task I set myself as chairman to totally overhaul the non-executive element of Network Rail’s board, strengthening it in order to provide world-class corporate oversight.”

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