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Roger McDonald

Senior Consultant

Over 30 years of experience in the rail industry and held a number of senior management positions including Area Manager of British Rail, South East Wales, Managing Director of Thames Trains and a senior vice president of Alstom.  Recently worked with the DfT as lead of operational readiness workstream for Systems Integration for the introduction of the Thameslink Fleet.

Rock Infrastructure has appointed Roger McDonald as its Managing Director designate for Rock Rail, on successful financial close, who would act as the Lessor Representative.

Notable Transactions

• An operations career culminating in becoming a Managing Director of a Train Operating Company. He also has experience in stakeholder management and understanding passengers’ requirements.
• Knowledge of train and infrastructure manufacturing and maintenance, whilst Senior Vice President for Alstom.
• Working with ORR and DfT.
• Working with the industry supply chain, including SMEs.
• Recent experience in new train introduction in leading the operational readiness activity in the System Integration team for the Thameslink programme bringing together the train manufacturer, Network Rail and the Operational requirements.

Roger McDonald