Non-Executive Directors


Particular skills in being able to lead complex, major infrastructure programmes with experience at all stages of programme development and delivery.

    Simon Blanchflower

    Non-Executive Director

    Simon is a proven leader at Board/ Senior Executive level and able to provide strategic direction to organisations. He has a particular skill in leading complex, major infrastructure programmes at all stages of programme development and delivery and making sure that customer/stakeholder interests are fully considered. Most recently Simon demonstrated his capabilities as CEO of the East West Rail Company – an arm’s length body of government set up to accelerate the delivery of the new Oxford to Cambridge route. He is currently the Deputy Chair of the London Legacy Development Corporation Board and has recently been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation. In both these roles there is an emphasis on creating sustainable, inclusive communities where people can thrive. Simon combines a personal and corporate passion for environmental and societal matters, with a focus on carbon reduction, nature recovery and delivering social value.

    Simon has also recently become a Non-Executive Director of the PWI – The Institution for Rail Infrastructure Engineering.

    With such extensive experience at senior level Simon recognises, and is passionate about, SME and micro-enterprise roles in the future performance of the UK’s railways.  Keen to share his wealth of insight and expertise in positioning businesses for best outcomes, Simon embraces these diverse challenges with equal spirit and accessibility.

    For a well-positioned viewpoint to align your business with the commercial and operational requirements of a sustainable rail sector, why not get in touch today?

    • NED engagements at all levels
    • Project Development and Stakeholder Accountability
    • Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity
    • Decarbonisation & Sustainability
    • Supply chain alignment
    • Major Infrastructure Projects Experience
    • Commercial & Operational Strategy & Deployment
    • Health & Safety Management

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