Rail Forum Midlands has appointed Karen Jackson to be the new programme delivery executive, leading on events and communications together with supporting some of its wider initiatives.
Karen joins Rail Forum Midlands (RFM) from Porterbrook, where she worked in the communications team as communications & engagement assistant. She was with Porterbrook for 26 years and managed the company’s events programme as well as assisting with internal and external communications.
RFM is the only regionally focussed rail trade organisation in the UK. It supports the rail supply chain cluster across the Midlands and has over 220 members, providing products and services across all aspects of the industry.
Speaking on her appointment, Karen said “I’m very excited to join the RFM team. I have worked alongside Elaine at a number of events over the last 4 years and know the team really well. I am really looking forward to building relationships with RFM members and stakeholders and keeping them up to date on industry news as well as delivering a great programme of events.”
Elaine Clark, RFM’s CEO, added: “I’m delighted that Karen has joined us. She brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the industry and will be a great asset to the team.”