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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 was a non-executive director of the Highways Agency and subsequently Highways England from 2014 to 2017.  He has been a non-executive director of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority since 2013 and was appointed Chairman from March 2017

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 integrity assurance in the non-marine sector. He was latterly 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 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 Contribution Senior Management Award.

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Stuart Paterson, 
Non-Executive Director

Stuart Paterson is a Chartered Accountant with 40 years’ experience in the profession and industry. He joined Angel Trains on the 1 September 2018 and is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of the Macfarlane Group PLC having previously chaired the Audit Committee from 2013 - 2017.

He was formerly the Chief Financial Officer at Forth Ports Limited and prior to that he was the Chief Financial Officer and Board Director at Johnston Press PLC and was an Executive Board Director with Aggreko PLC. He also held senior management positions in Motorola and Hewlett Packard.

In addition to his executive roles, Stuart was a Non-Executive Director for Devro PLC from 2006 - 2012 where he also chaired the Audit Committee.

Stuart is a Trustee of the Royal Yacht Britannia and a member of its Audit, Risk and Remuneration Committee

Kevin Tribley,
Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Tribley joined Angel Trains in 1999 and was appointed CEO in July 2018. He 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

Alan Lowe,
Chief Financial Officer

Alan Lowe is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 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.

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David Jordan,
Chief Operating Officer

David has over 25 years of experience in the rail industry. He joined Angel Trains in 2002 and has held the position of Head of Commercial since 2011. During his time at Angel Trains, David has been primarily responsible for leading the re-leasing of the rolling stock portfolio and new-build transactions.

Prior to joining Angel Trains, David held positions at Atkins and HSBC and is also a Chartered Mechanical Engineer.

Matthew Prosser,
Technical Director

Matthew Prosser is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 23 years of experience in rolling stock engineering and leadership. He joined Angel Trains as Technical Director on 8 July 2019 after previously being an employee between 2002 to 2005.

Prior to joining Angel Trains, Matthew was the Engineering and Safety Director at Chiltern Railways and held positions at Arriva Trains Wales, WS Atkins Rail, Eurostar. He is currently the Chair of the IMechE Railway Division South Western Centre.

Development and Engagement

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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