ORR Board: register of interests

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The register of interests of ORR Board and Executive team members is reviewed annually and updated each time an individual's interests change.

Railway legislation and good corporate governance demands that all members of the ORR board or employees should declare any involvement where they have a financial or other personal interest that is likely to influence their performance of a particular function.

The ORR board rules of procedure include procedures for managing potential or perceived conflicts of interests, and the board's code of conduct.

The register of interests of board members is reviewed at least annually and updated each time an individual's interests change.

Non Executive ORR Board members declarations of interests

Declan Collier, Chair

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Other remunerated employment, Office or Profession 

(Income from the supply of consultancy or professional services, non-director level employment) 

  • n/a

Other regular sources of remuneration 

(Occupational pensions or similar)

  • n/a

Directorships 

(All board level positions, whether executive or non-executive and in commercial, public or not for profit organisations: CH = Companies House number; CC = Charity Commission number)

  • Non-Executive Director, Schipol Airports Group
  • Chair TCR International NV
  • Chair, Belfast City Airport Ltd. (Board member from June 2020, Chair from Jan 2021)

Memberships of public bodies / trusteeships / office holder of other bodies 

(Unremunerated roles of responsibility)

  • Active Travel England’s Advisory Panel (October 2022)

ORR appointment

  • Health and Safety Regulatory Committee
  • Board member from 17 November 2018
  • Chair from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023

Xavier Brice

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Other remunerated employment, Office or Profession

(Income from the supply of consultancy or professional services, non-director level employment)

  • CEO of Sustrans (Charity no. 326550; Company no. 01797726)

Other regular sources of remuneration

(Occupational pensions or similar)

  • Visiting Lecturer employed by Royal Holloway University of London

Directorships

(All board level positions, whether executive or non-executive and in commercial, public or not for profit organisations: CH = Companies House number; CC = Charity Commission number)

  • Trustee, Railway Paths Ltd (Charity no. 1070003; Company no. 03535618)

Memberships of public bodies / trusteeships / office holder of other bodies 

(Unremunerated roles of responsibility)

  • Co-Chair of Governors, St Jude’s Church of England Schools Federation

ORR appointment

  • Health and Safety Regulatory Committee
  • Audit and Risk Committee 
  • Appointed to the board from 17 January 2022 to 16 January 2027

Madeleine Hallward

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Other remunerated employment, Office or Profession

(Income from the supply of consultancy or professional services, non-director level employment)

  • Strategic Advisor on Public Affairs, APCO Worldwide

Other regular sources of remuneration

(Occupational pensions or similar)

  • n/a

Directorships

(All board level positions, whether executive or non-executive and in commercial, public or not for profit organisations: CH = Companies House number; CC = Charity Commission number)

  • Director and Trustee: Baker Dearing Educational Trust

Memberships of public bodies / trusteeships / office holder of other bodies

(Unremunerated roles of responsibility)

  • Director, domestic property management co

ORR appointment

  • Highways Committee member
  • Audit and Risk Committee member 
  • Appointed on 13 April 2020 until 12 April 2025

Anne Heal

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Other remunerated employment, Office or Profession

(Income from the supply of consultancy or professional services, non-director level employment)

  • Bank of England – member of the Enforcement Decision Making Committee (from 1 August 2018)
  • Member, FCA Regulatory Decisions Committee (from 1 July 2019)

Other regular sources of remuneration

(Occupational pensions or similar)

  • n/a

Directorships

(All board level positions, whether executive or non-executive and in commercial, public or not for profit organisations: CH = Companies House number; CC = Charity Commission number)

  • Chair, Volunteering Matters (CH - 01435877 and CC 291222)
  • Board member of ELEXON/ELEXON Clear (from August 2017) (CH – 03782949/04027298) 
  • Lay member, General Dental Council (1/10/17 to 30/09/21; renewed to 30/09/2025)
  • Anne Heal & Associates (from July 2016) 
  • Non-Exec director, MOSL (from January 2020 – Chair as of September 2020) (CH – 09276929) 
  • Waterside Class (since 2022)

Memberships of public bodies / trusteeships / office holder of other bodies

(Unremunerated roles of responsibility)

  • Ballet Boyz trustee (CH - 04109324; CC - 1088336)
  • Chair, London Design and Engineering University Technical College (director from August 2018) (CH - 08283657) 
  • Director, domestic property management co.
  • NCVO ARC – independent member

ORR appointment

  • Remuneration and Nominations Committee - Chair
  • Highways Committee
  • Consumer Expert Panel - Chair
  • Appointed from 1 October 2016 to 30 to September 2021 and reappointed to 30 September 2026

Bob Holland

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Other remunerated employment, Office or Profession

(Income from the supply of consultancy or professional services, non-director level employment)

  • n/a

Other regular sources of remuneration

(Occupational pensions or similar)

  • Pensions: Arriva (00347103) and First Group (SC157176) (both from December 2015)

Directorships

(All board level positions, whether executive or non-executive and in commercial, public or not for profit organisations: CH = Companies House number; CC = Charity Commission number)

  • n/a

Memberships of public bodies / trusteeships / office holder of other bodies

(Unremunerated roles of responsibility)

  • n/a

ORR appointment

  • Audit and Risk Committee chair 
  • Health and Safety Regulation committee
  • Appointed from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019, reappointed to 31 December 2024

Justin McCracken

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Other remunerated employment, Office or Profession

(Income from the supply of consultancy or professional services, non-director level employment)

  • n/a

Other regular sources of remuneration

(Occupational pensions or similar)

  • NHS Pension
  • ICI pension

Directorships

(All board level positions, whether executive or non-executive and in commercial, public or not for profit organisations: CH = Companies House number; CC = Charity Commission number)

  • n/a

Memberships of public bodies / trusteeships / office holder of other bodies

(Unremunerated roles of responsibility)

  • n/a

ORR appointment

  • Deputy Chair from 2017 
  • Health and Safety Regulation Committee chair
  • Remuneration and Nominations Committee 
  • Appointed from 1 August 2014 to 31 July 2019, reappointed to 31 July 2024

Daniel Ruiz

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Other remunerated employment, Office or Profession

(Income from the supply of consultancy or professional services, non-director level employment)

  • Bold Line Ltd (consultancy, assurance reviews) 
  • Interim strategy director (2 days per week) for Hampshire County Council working in Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership until 31 March 2024

Other regular sources of remuneration

(Occupational pensions or similar)

  • n/a

Directorships

(All board level positions, whether executive or non-executive and in commercial, public or not for profit organisations: CH = Companies House number; CC = Charity Commission number)

  • Director,  Bold Line Ltd,  CH 11045012
  • Director Enterprise M3 Ltd (Local Enterprise Partnership), CH 11897237

Memberships of public bodies / trusteeships / office holder of other bodies

(Unremunerated roles of responsibility)

  • Partnership board member Transport for the South East
  • Member: RAC Foundation Public Policy Committee
  • Member: National Highways Research and Innovation Advisory Board

ORR appointment

  • Health and Safety Regulatory Committee 
  • Highways Committee
  • Bi-National Committee
  • Appointed to the board from 17 January 2022 to 16 January 2027

Catherine Waller

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Other remunerated employment, Office or Profession

(Income from the supply of consultancy or professional services, non-director level employment)

  • Consultancy trading as Blink Marketing

Other regular sources of remuneration

(Occupational pensions or similar)

  • n/a

Directorships

(All board level positions, whether executive or non-executive and in commercial, public or not for profit organisations: CH = Companies House number; CC = Charity Commission number)

  • Non-executive Director, ITSO Ltd (CH 04115311)
  • Non-Executive Director, Yotra Ltd (CH 10888219)

Memberships of public bodies / trusteeships / office holder of other bodies

(Unremunerated roles of responsibility)

  • Independent Complaints Panel Member, Scotch Whisky Association

ORR appointment

  • Audit and Risk Committee 
  • Remuneration and Nominations Committee
  • Appointed to the board from 17 January 2022 to 16 January 2027

ORR Executive team declarations of interests

John Larkinson, Executive Board Member, Chief Executive, SCS3

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Outside employment

(Name of company and job title)

  • n/a

Other regular sources of remuneration

(Occupational pensions or similar)

  • n/a

Directorships

(All board level positions, whether executive or non-executive and in commercial, public or not for profit organisations: CH = Companies House number; CC = Charity Commission number)

  • n/a

Memberships of public bodies / trusteeships / office holder of other bodies

(Unremunerated roles of responsibility)

  • n/a

ORR Board / Committee appointment

  • Appointed to: Board; Health and Safety Regulation committee, and Highways Committee on 28 March 2017
  • Appointed permanent CEO from 1 March 2021

Ian Prosser, Executive Board Member, Director of Railway Safety, SCS2

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Outside employment

(Name of company and job title)

  • n/a

Other regular sources of remuneration

(Occupational pensions or similar)

  • ICI occupational pension
  • TfL occupational pension

Directorships

(All board level positions, whether executive or non-executive and in commercial, public or not for profit organisations: CH = Companies House number; CC = Charity Commission number)

  • n/a

Memberships of public bodies / trusteeships / office holder of other bodies

(Unremunerated roles of responsibility)

  • Trustee, Cambridge Samaritans

ORR Board / Committee appointment

  • Health and Safety Regulation committee 
  • Appointed to the board 26 September 2008, reappointed in 2013 and again in 2018 and 2023

Russell Grossman, Director of Communications, SCS2

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Outside employment

(Name of company and job title)

  • n/a

Other regular sources of remuneration

(Occupational pensions or similar)

  • BBC pension

Directorships

(All board level positions, whether executive or non-executive and in commercial, public or not for profit organisations: CH = Companies House number; CC = Charity Commission number)

  • Non Executive Director, Engage For Success (not for profit)

Memberships of public bodies / trusteeships / office holder of other bodies

(Unremunerated roles of responsibility)

  • n/a

ORR Board / Committee appointment

  • n/a

Vinita Hill, Director Corporate Operations, SCS2

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Outside employment

(Name of company and job title)

  • n/a

Other regular sources of remuneration

(Occupational pensions or similar)

  • n/a

Directorships

(All board level positions, whether executive or non-executive and in commercial, public or not for profit organisations: CH = Companies House number; CC = Charity Commission number)

  • n/a

Memberships of public bodies / trusteeships / office holder of other bodies

(Unremunerated roles of responsibility)

  • n/a

ORR Board / Committee appointment

  • n/a

Elizabeth Thornhill, General Counsel, SCS2

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Outside employment

(Name of company and job title)

  • n/a

Other regular sources of remuneration

(Occupational pensions or similar)

  • n/a

Directorships

(All board level positions, whether executive or non-executive and in commercial, public or not for profit organisations: CH = Companies House number; CC = Charity Commission number)

  • n/a

Memberships of public bodies / trusteeships / office holder of other bodies

(Unremunerated roles of responsibility)

  • RIBA -Standards Committee

ORR Board / Committee appointment

  • n/a

Feras Alshaker, Director of Planning and Performance, SCS2

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Outside employment

(Name of company and job title)

  • n/a

Other regular sources of remuneration

(Occupational pensions or similar)

  • n/a

Directorships

(All board level positions, whether executive or non-executive and in commercial, public or not for profit organisations: CH = Companies House number; CC = Charity Commission number)

  • n/a

Memberships of public bodies / trusteeships / office holder of other bodies

(Unremunerated roles of responsibility)

  • n/a

ORR Board / Committee appointment

  • n/a

Stephanie Tobyn, Director of Strategy, Policy and Reform, SCS2

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Outside employment

(Name of company and job title)

  • n/a

Other regular sources of remuneration

(Occupational pensions or similar)

  • n/a

Directorships

(All board level positions, whether executive or non-executive and in commercial, public or not for profit organisations: CH = Companies House number; CC = Charity Commission number)

  • n/a

Memberships of public bodies / trusteeships / office holder of other bodies

(Unremunerated roles of responsibility)

  • n/a

ORR Board / Committee appointment

  • n/a

Will Godfrey, Director Economics, Finance and Markets, SCS2

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Outside employment

(Name of company and job title)

  • n/a

Other regular sources of remuneration

(Occupational pensions or similar)

  • n/a

Directorships

(All board level positions, whether executive or non-executive and in commercial, public or not for profit organisations: CH = Companies House number; CC = Charity Commission number)

  • n/a

Memberships of public bodies / trusteeships / office holder of other bodies

(Unremunerated roles of responsibility)

  • n/a

ORR Board / Committee appointment

  • n/a

Graham Richards, Director, SCS2

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Outside employment

(Name of company and job title)

  • n/a

Other regular sources of remuneration

(Occupational pensions or similar)

  • n/a

Directorships

(All board level positions, whether executive or non-executive and in commercial, public or not for profit organisations: CH = Companies House number; CC = Charity Commission number)

  • n/a

Memberships of public bodies / trusteeships / office holder of other bodies

(Unremunerated roles of responsibility)

  • n/a

ORR Board / Committee appointment

  • n/a

ORR Deputy Director team declarations of interest

SCS1 Declaration of Interests

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Name, Position at ORR / Grade, and Outside Employment (where declared):

  • Jen Ablitt, Deputy Director of Safety Strategy, Policy and Planning
  • Paul Appleton. Deputy Director of Railway Safety
  • Jake Brown, Deputy Director of Legal
  • Richard Coates, Deputy Director of Railway Planning and Performance
  • Stephen Fletcher, Deputy Director of Engineering and Asset Management
  • Jennifer Genevieve, Deputy Director of Periodic Reviews and Monitoring (CAA Consumer Panel Member)
  • Steve Helfet, Deputy Director of Railway Operations
  • Carl Hetherington, Deputy Director of Regulatory Economics and Finance
  • Richard Hines, Deputy Chief Inspector of Railways
  • Martin Jones, Deputy Director of Access and International
  • Rachel Gittens, Deputy Director of Strategic Road Network
  • Anna Rossington, Deputy Director of Strategy and Reform
  • Sarah Shore, Deputy Director of Railway Safety