Susan Evans has been appointed to be the new head of rail for UK and Ireland at global infrastructure services firm AECOM.
In her new role, Susan will focus on growing AECOM’s rail business and will lead the company’s multidisciplinary rail, bridges and structures teams. She also joins AECOM’s UK&I civil infrastructure leadership team as it continues to focus on delivering excellence to clients.
She joins AECOM from Alstom, where she was managing director (Urban and Services), leading the successful delivery of an extension to the Nottingham tram network. In addition, she was responsible for Alstom’s contracts managing London Underground’s Northern line fleet maintenance, the Dublin tram vehicle and infrastructure maintenance and Nottingham tram maintenance.
Susan is replacing John Longthorne, who has led the rail, bridges and structures team for the past two years. He will now take on the role as major projects director and will focus on positioning, bidding and delivery across the UK&I market.
AECOM’s managing director for UK and Ireland civil infrastructure, Mark Southwell, said: “Civil Infrastructure in the UK is constantly developing and currently going through significant changes.
“Susan’s broad rail expertise across the UK&I will no doubt unlock a number of opportunities for AECOM.
“I look forward to seeing the positive impact she makes with her extensive knowledge of both rail and infrastructure.”
Susan is also chairman of the board of trustees for the Community Transport Association (CTA) and a Railway Industry Association (RIA) board member.