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Andy Pitt

Non-Executive Director - DfT nominee

Andy Pitt

Andy Pitt is a business leader with over 35 years’ experience in the rail sector. He is currently Executive Chairman of Cross London Trains Limited which is leasing a new generation train fleet to the operator of the Thameslink franchise.

He is also a Non-Executive Director of Porterbrook Leasing Company Limited, which leases trains to several UK rail operators, and of HS1 Limited which holds the concession to operate, manage and maintain the UK's first section of high speed rail infrastructure. He is also a former Non-Executive Director of the Transport Systems Catapult which promotes innovation in transport. Prior to this from 1997 until 2012 he was a key Executive within Stagecoach and South West Trains. He led rail business development and franchise bids for Stagecoach.

Andy was Managing Director for the South West Trains franchise from 2009 to 2012 and in this period South West Trains achieved its highest level of punctuality and equalled its highest level of customer satisfaction while the cost base was reduced. In his earlier career he worked for British Rail in a variety of roles.

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