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Atkins’ Colette Carroll joins RIA Board

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Colette Carroll, market director for strategic rail at Atkins, has been appointed to the Railway Industry Association (RIA) Board.

She will play a key role in the strategic direction and governance of RIA – the UK’s national trade body for suppliers to the railway industry, as one of the organisation’s 13 RIA Board members.

Commenting on her appointment, Colette said: “This is a pivotal time for the rail industry with priorities such as decarbonisation and digital transition, presenting both opportunities and challenges.”

“Joining the RIA Board gives me an opportunity to help shape the future of UK rail and provide member companies with the support and representation they need to succeed.”

Colette who was awarded an OBE for services to the rail industry in 2013, brings over 20 years’ senior experience to the RIA Board. She joined Atkins in 2022, and in her role, oversees the consultancy’s offering to the UK rail market, which ranges from strategic advisory services to the delivery of large, complex engineering projects.

Prior to this, Colette held senior roles at HS2, including that of Land and Property Director, and in Government, where she led a +£7 billion rail franchise portfolio and worked on operational planning and infrastructure development for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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