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February 22, 2017

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Joanna Whittington confirmed as Office of Rail and Road CEO

Joanna Whittington has been confirmed in her appointment as Chief Executive Officer at the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) following an open public competition. The appointment is effective immediately.

Joanna WhittingtonJoanna has acted as interim CEO since January 2016 and had previously been ORR’s Director of Railway Markets and Economics, as well as a member of the ORR Board.

ORR Chair, Stephen Glaister said: “A number of excellent candidates applied for the CEO role and the panel selected Joanna following a thorough and rigorous process.

“The Board very much looks forward to continuing to work with Joanna. She is an outstanding leader, with a strong track record of disciplined execution.

“Her deep knowledge of regulation and her experience of the transport industry make her an excellent choice, as ORR progresses the next cycles of regulation and oversight of the rail (PR18) and strategic road (RIS2) industries.”

Joanna Whittington said: “It has been a privilege to lead ORR as interim CEO over the last year and I am delighted to be continuing in the role.

“ORR’s responsibilities are wide ranging, seeking improvements in safety, value and performance. I am proud to be leading an organisation in which I know everyone also shares my determination to protect the interests of rail and road users, now and in the future.”

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