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Nigel Holness joins CPC as Non-Exec

One of the UK’s most experienced rail executives, Nigel Holness, has joined CPC Project Services (CPC), as Non-Executive Director, to support CPC’s transport and infrastructure divisions’ future growth aspirations.

With over 37 years’ experience in the rail industry, Nigel has held Managing Director and CEO positions for major transport operators in the UK and overseas. Formerly Managing Director for MTR Elizabeth Line, Nigel played a key role in bringing into service the UK’s most advanced digital railway, which now serves over 140 million passengers, and in its first year of operation was the most reliable and punctual railway in the UK.

Nigel was also Chief Executive Officer for Metro Trains Sydney, operating and maintaining Australia’s first fully automated passenger railway, working in close partnership with Transport for New South Wales to deliver exceptional operational reliability and record customer satisfaction levels.

When Nigel worked at Transport for London, he assumed a number of senior roles including Director of Operational Strategy and Upgrades, Network Operations Director and then interim Managing Director for London Underground and TfL Engineering.

A Fellow of the Institute of Railway Operators and of the Institute of Logistics and Transport, Nigel will be supporting CPC alongside his other non-executive and consultancy commitments both in the UK and Australia.

Steve Mole, CPC Managing Partner said “We’re thrilled that Nigel will be bringing his wealth of expertise and insights from the national and international rail market to support CPC Project Services strategic development, as we seek to expand our transport consultancy services in the UK and overseas.”

Nigel Holness, said “I am delighted to be joining CPC as a Non-Executive Director. CPC is one of the most exciting, progressive organisations in the transport sector with an ambitious growth strategy and very positive track record. I look forward to supporting the team delivering further success for the organisation and its clients.”

Nigel Holness

Non-Executive – CPC