Meet our people

Each member of our team is valued and recognised for their contribution and the individual qualities they bring to making RDG an exciting and enjoyable place to work.

But don’t just take our word for it. See what some of our colleagues have to say about why the Rail Delivery Group is a great place to work.
Susan Alake

Susan Alake

Internal Audit & Assurance Manager

What attracted you to work in the rail industry?
It is an industry that continues to grow and developed every day and I wanted to contribute too and be part of that growth.

What do you most like about working at RDG?
I love the people!! I have had the pleasure of working with and learning from such talented people over the years.

Tracey Dagley

Tracey Dagley

Accreditation Business Manager

What attracted you to work in the rail industry?
My interest in everything related to heavy engineering was born in my childhood. My desired career choice was to work in rail. All the engineering excellence involved in running a railway is a big interest to me and I have been fortunate to experience many opportunities during my 23 years in the industry.

What do you most like about working at RDG?
I love that we are acting on behalf of all the National Rail train operators and their owning groups. This was my target role, target company, I would not let anyone tell me commuting from Derby to London every day was not possible. I was determined I would work here.

Charmaine Kerr

Charmaine Kerr

Office Services Manager

"What I like most about The Rail Delivery Group is the fact that no one is unreachable to talk to, or get help from. From the CEO to the last person hired, everyone strives for the same common goal, success. It’s great working for a company that appreciates the job of each and every employee. It's refreshing to work for a company that really does value their employees. From the culture, to the opportunity, to the commitment to our customers."

Leila Rahimzadeh

Leila Rahimzadeh

Head of People Strategy

What attracted you to work in the rail industry?
I rather fell into the rail industry; however, I was always fascinated by the public service sector. The relationship between the employee and the employer has always been an area of interest for me, and my thesis was on HPW. So, employee engagement and high-performance working would always present a real challenge in a heavily regulated environment. The scale of the Industry sector is also very exciting. The breadth of roles and responsibilities has also not disappointed

What do you most like about working at RDG?
It has a unique character. I knew very little about ATOC, and the RDG seems a really sensible progression from the ‘associate’ role to a more proactive ‘delivery’ group focussed on results and profit. I have met a breadth of leadership I have not experienced before, from the TOC’s, internally and from Government, having come from a narrow retail sector, this was educational and enthralling. I think however, the simple retail focus is the real contrast I have enjoyed in the RDG. Budgets are bigger, impact is less immediate, but the profit and service elements I have always focussed on are very relevant.

Jacqueline Starr

Jacqueline Starr

Chief Executive Officer

What attracted you to work in the rail industry?
I saw a mammoth opportunity to improve UK rail

What do you most like about working at RDG?
I love the autonomy and breadth of coverage, I perversely love the political challenges and there are some truly brilliant people.

Jon Witt

Jon Witt

Communications and Engagement Manager

"Working at RDG gives you a great overview of the rail industry – we’re really at the heart of things, working with our members to make a difference for our customers, the industry and the economy. It’s a unique position and whether you’re new to rail or a seasoned industry expert, there’s always something new happening and plenty to learn.

The diversity of careers and opportunities at RDG is vast. You don’t need a conventional rail background to find your place here. Whether you’re interested in engineering, marketing, HR, workplace culture or anything in between – there’s a job for you here."

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