Govia Thameslink Railway appoints Steve White as Chief Operating Officer

Govia Thameslink Railway today announced Steve White will be joining the company next month (September) as Chief Operating Officer, from London Underground.

Steve, has worked at Silverlink Trains, Eurostar and Siemens PLC in executive roles and joined London Underground as Operations Director.

At LU he was responsible for operations and infrastructure during a period of major change on the ‘subsurface’ railway.

He has most recently has been implementing the new signalling system on the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith and City and District Lines, and is a chartered engineer.

GTR CEO Patrick Verwer said: “I am delighted to welcome Steve to GTR and look forward to working with him. In Steve we are appointing a senior transport professional with the skills and management experience to lead GTR through the next stage of our modernisation programme, to increase capacity on the most congested part of the UK rail network.”

Steve succeeds Nick Brown, who in March announced his retirement at the end of September after almost four decades in the rail industry.

Patrick added: “I would like to thank Nick very much for the hard work, dedication and leadership that he has brought to GTR during a very challenging period. He has made a major contribution to the business, from strengthening the team to collaborative working with a wide range of stakeholders. I wish him all the very best for the future.”