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Managing Director of West Coast Partnership Development awarded OBE

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Shamit Gaiger, managing director of West Coast Partnership Development (WCPD), has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the King’s Birthday Honours list.

Shamit has been recognised for services to rail marking an extensive career working across the industry which has spanned 22 years.

Before being appointed the Managing Director of WCPD in 2022, Shamit held a variety of roles in the sector including a post at the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), as Director of Strategy at National Skills Academy for Rail and leading the Rail Sector Deal on behalf of HM Government at the Department for Transport.

She also sits as a non-executive director of both Women in Rail and the Campaign for Better Transport.

Speaking about being awarded the honour, Shamit said: “I was completely shocked when I found out to be honest. I am very happy and flattered.”

She added: “I have worked with some wonderful people during my career and I would like to thank them for all their support across the years. This is a huge honour for me as well as my family.”

Shamit will receive her OBE in an investiture ceremony later this year.

Image credit: West Coast Partnership Development

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