Chris Green

Chris Green

Chris Green is one of the Railway industry's best-known personalities. He is a career railwayman and joined British Rail as a graduate management trainee in 1965. Whilst with BR he held a wide range of posts including Managing Director Network SouthEast, InterCity and ScotRail and he spearheaded the modernisation of the Chiltern and Kent Line routes. He was previously a non-executive Director of Eurotunnel and, between 1996 and 1999, was a Director of GIBB Ltd, a non-executive Director of Connex Rail and served on the Advisory Board of Cranfield University. He was Chief Executive of English Heritage between 1995 and 1996. He was appointed Chief Executive of Virgin Trains in 1999, and Non-Executive Chairman of Virgin Rail Group Holdings in 2004 before moving to Network Rail as a Non-Executive Director in 2005.

Chris is currently Chairman of the Railway Forum; an industry-wide body promoting the growth of a safe, efficient and affordable railway. A key part of their aim is to promote a railway that is designed to meet customer needs.

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Vision, Process, and Leadership in the Railway Industry

Chris will focus on case studies throughout his railway career that illustrate the power of vision, process and leadership, and how together they can help to bring about transformation in an ever changing industry structure. He will also draw on examples and learning from organisations where these 3 elements have not been present. Finally Chris will share his vision of how the railway industry might look and feel like if it worked together as a system, in a joined up way to deliver a common aim.