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Tom Smith,
Non-Executive Chairman

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,
Non-Executive Director

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 and Rothschild.

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,
Non-Executive Director

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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Malcolm Brown,
Chief Executive Officer

Malcolm Brown joined Angel Trains in February 2008 and was appointed CEO in July 2009. Malcolm was previously Deputy Managing Director for the Serco / NedRail Northern Franchise - a key customer of Angel Trains.

Prior to this Malcolm spent five years in executive positions with National Express Group. Malcolm has also worked in a number of commercial roles at Sea Containers / GNER and Marks & Spencer.

Alan Lowe,
Chief Financial Officer

Alan Lowe is a chartered accountant with over 20 years experience in industry and financial services. Before joining Angel Trains in 2008, he was an independent consultant working with various FTSE 100 & 250 companies, including WS Atkins, BOC, Barclays and Old Mutual. Previously, Alan was the regional Chief Financial Officer of Danske Bank and also worked for Barclays de Zoete Wedd (BZW), Henderson Administration and Ernst & Young. Alan was appointed CFO in May 2012.

Kevin Tribley,
Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Tribley has been with Angel Trains since 1999 and has been involved extensively in the re-leasing of the Angel Trains portfolio, as well as many of the new build transactions completed during this time. Kevin joined the Angel Trains Board in June 2009 as Commercial Director and in February 2011 was appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining Angel Trains, Kevin worked in corporate and institutional banking and structured finance within Deutsche Bank and Union Bank of Switzerland respectively.

Mark Hicks,
Technical Director

Mark Hicks joined Angel Trains in 2001 as Head of New Build Projects responsible for delivering new build projects for UK and international division. In 2009 he took on the role of Technical Services Director and was appointed to the Board in March 2011.

Since joining the railway industry in 1983 he has held significant posts in the industry in many sectors, which has provided him with a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise in key areas of the industry.

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At Angel Trains we pride ourselves on the calibre of our people, which is why we invest significantly in their professional development. Our annual spend on training is typically £1000 per head – more than three times the UK average.

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