HomePeopleAppointmentsNeil Thompson joins Keltbray as rail MD

Neil Thompson joins Keltbray as rail MD


Neil Thompson, formerly construction programme director at Network Rail and commercial director at Crossrail, has been appointed to be managing director for rail at Keltbray.

He will join the specialist engineering contractor immediately and will report to infrastructure managing director Phil Price. There will then be a transition period before current rail boss Martin Brown leaves in September to join Barhale.

Darren James, Keltbray.

Keltbray chief executive officer Darren James commented on the announcement: “I am thrilled that Neil is joining Keltbray at this exciting time for the group.

“Neil brings a wealth of experience and considerable knowledge to Keltbray, from his time at Network Rail in particular, and his appointment will further strengthen our ability to deliver the very best service to our clients.

“I look forward to working with Phil, Neil and the rail team as we progress with the implementation of our strategy for sustained growth. I would also like to thank Martin Brown for his contribution to Keltbray to date and wish him all the very best for the future.”

Phil Price, Keltbray.

Neil’s new boss Phil Price added: “I am delighted Neil has chosen to join Keltbray as our new managing director for rail.

“His knowledge of the challenges facing our rail customers, and experience implementing major programmes, will be key to delivering the next phase of the Keltbray strategy.

“I am looking forward to working with Neil to develop solutions which address the carbon reduction and productivity challenges that face our customers.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest news

TSSA members vote to accept ScotRail pay offer

The TSSA has called off its dispute with ScotRail, with its members having voted to accept a new pay offer. The TSSA says the offer...

Passengers give rail a thumbs up in latest survey

Nearly ninety per cent of rail passengers said they were satisfied with their last journey, according to a new survey by watchdog Transport Focus. The...

Rail museum holds consultation on major plans

The National Railway Museum will house a consultation on plans for a new Central Hall as part of its vision as the cultural heart...
- Advertisement -

More news

TfL bodycam video results in assault conviction

Uxbridge Magistrates have sentenced a woman to a 12-month community order and 35 rehabilitation activity requirement days following a physical assault on two Transport...

Improvements carried out on major London route

A revamp of 1980s signalling systems over the weekend saw services stopped temporarily between London Victoria and East Croydon. Trains were diverted to London Bridge...

Northern takes control of major rail facility

Northern has confirmed it now has full control of Neville Hill depot in Leeds. Previously, the depot – along with its 550-strong staff of engineers,...