Executive team

Meet our team

Mark Hopwood, Managing Director:

  • joined us as Performance Director in January 2008
  • become Managing Director the following December
  • previously worked for National Express

Andy Mellors, Engineering Director:
  • joined us in 2007
  • previously worked for First North Western and First ScotRail
  • is also our Deputy Managing Director

Ben Caswell, Finance Director:
  • joined us in 2004
  • previously UK Finance Director at Dell Computers
  • responsible for setting and meeting financial targets

Matthew Golton, Projects and Planning Director:
  • joined us in September 2007
  • was previously Bid Director for the FirstGroup rail bid team

Diane Burke, Sales and Marketing Director:
  • joined the Gatwick Express team in 1999
  • helped to set up the Airport Express marketing alliance
  • lead plans for our new brand purpose and identity

Sharon Johnston, HR Director:
  • joined in January 2010
  • worked in railway since 1994
  • responsible for the Business Partners and the Regional Resourcing Manager within the company

Ben Rule, Operations Director:
  • widely experienced in all areas of the rail industry
  • was operations lead on Great Western and Crossrail bidding for the National Express Bid team
  • previously Deputy Operations Director for National Express East Anglia