Who is behind Heathrow Southern Railway?
Heathrow Southern Railway’s company board reads like a Who’s Who of former rail industry leaders.
Chairing the board is Baroness Jo Valentine, who retired last year as chief executive of the business group London First.
Executive Director Steven Costello has worked on many of the UK’s large infrastructure projects.
Chris Stokes was a director of the Strategic Rail Authority during the early stages of franchising and more recently chaired Agility Trains, the joint venture supplying new Hitachi fleets to the Great Western and East Coast lines.
John O’Brien was the Government’s Franchising Director, and held numerous other industry roles.
And former GNER Chief Executive Christopher Garnett and Mark Bostock are well-known industry figures.