Rail Live 2024
18-19 June 2025
Porterbrook’s Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre

2023 Speakers

Peter, Lord Hendy of Richmond Hill

Network Rail

Mark Thurston

Chief Executive Officer

John Larkinson

Chief Executive
ORR (Office of Rail & Road)

Milda Manomaityte

Innovation Director
RIA (Railway Industry Association)

Andrew Haines

Chief Executive
Network Rail

Emma Porter

Managing Director
Story Plant

Ian Prosser

Director of Railway Safety and HM Chief Inspector of Railways
ORR (Office of Rail & Road)

Rikke Carmichael

Head of Air Operations
Network Rail Air Operations

Bradley Sparkes

National Drone Manager
Network Rail Air Operations

Sean Leahy

National Aerial Survey Specialist
Network Rail Air Operations

James Webster

Director of Systems Integration

Huw Merriman

MP, Minister of State
Department for Transport

Oliver Turner

Head of ERTMS
Govia Thameslink Railway

Kathryn Oldale

Head of Strategy, Policy & Communications
DB Cargo

Ripesh Patel

Commercial & Procurement Strategy Director
Network Rail

Jonathan Curtis

Procurement Operations Director
Network Rail

Devyani Gupta

PWC Consulting