Tom joined Angel Trains on 1 January 2015, having worked in the rail industry since 2001. He spent 10 years at the Go-Ahead Group, becoming Managing Director Rail Development and was instrumental in making Go-Ahead one of Britain's largest and most successful train operators. He was Chairman of the Association of Train Operating Companies from 2009 to 2013.
Previously Tom was Managing Director of Midland Expressway, the company that developed and operates the M6 Toll, and held a number of senior positions at Trafalgar House plc. His initial career was in the Diplomatic Service, working in London, Hong Kong and Beijing between 1979 and 1990.
A chemistry graduate of Balliol College, Oxford, he is a Non-Executive Director of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the Highways Agency.
Christopher Cornforth joined Angel Trains as a non-executive director in
July 2010. Christopher has over twenty-five years of corporate finance
experience gained working at Nordic Bank, Security Pacific Merchant Bank
The majority of this time was spent at Rothschild where he was a director
of N M Rothschild & Sons Limited and N M Rothschild Corporate Finance
Limited. Christopher has advised on a wide range of acquisition, disposal
and financing transactions including those in the rail sector.
Christopher is chairman of Angel Trains' Audit & Risk Committee.
Len Porter, former Chief Executive of the Rail Safety & Standards Board from April 2003 until his retirement in March 2014, joined Angel Trains on 1 April 2015. Previously he was with Lloyd's Register, where he was initially responsible for introducing a more modern risk based approach to asset integtrity assurance in the non-marine sector. He was latterly he was appointed Director for Global Transportation Business where he was responsible for developing services in the rail sector.
Earlier in his career, Len worked as a metallurgist in the aviation sector and then as a project engineer, project manager and commercial diver on worldwide offshore oil and gas infrastructure inspection and maintenance projects. In the early 1980s Len then set up a successful engineering risk assessment and asset integrity management company which was acquired by Lloyd's Register in the mid-1990s.
Currently Len is the Non-Executive Chairman of eAsset Management, a Non-Executive Director of LPA Group plc and an independent director of the Sri Lankan company Jetwing Symphony Ltd, the growth vehicle of Jetwing Hotels.
At the UK National Rail Awards in September 2014 Len was presented with the prestigious Outstanding Personal Contributiuon Senior Management Award.
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