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RIA announces judges for Railway Industry Supplier Excellence (RISE) awards 2024

8 February 2024 


The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has today revealed the expert judging panel for this year’s Railway Industry Supplier Excellence (RISE) awards. It is a diverse and high-level suite of experienced industry figures. The judges are: 

Toufic Machnouk, Director, Industry Partnership for Digital Railway, Network Rail  
Ian Prosser CBE, HM Chief Inspector of Railways, Office of Rail & Road
Dyan Perry OBE, Chief Operating Officer, Govia Thameslink Railway Ltd
Gareth Evans, Head of Rail Technology, Network Rail
Jo Lewington, Chief Environment & Sustainability Officer, Network Rail
Justin Moss, Head of Business Development and Electrification, Siemens Mobility
Raye Fullard, Chair, Women in Rail / Railway Industry Association EDI Charter Working Group
Robert Ampomah, Chief Technology Officer, Network Rail
Simon Burke, Lead Infrastructure Exports, Department for Business and Trade (DBT)
Daisy Chapman- Chamberlain, Innovation Manager, East West Rail
Bonnie Price, Chairwoman, Young Rail Professionals

The RISE awards will take place on 27 June 2024 at The Landmark, London. They celebrate the excellence and achievements of the UK rail supply community in a range of categories. These are:
Company Awards
The Application of Digital Technology Award
Employer of the Year Award
Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Award
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Award
Innovation Award
Partnership Award
Safety Award
SME Exporter in Rail Award
SME Growth in Rail Award
Economic Contribution Award
Wellbeing Award

Individual Awards
Client of the Year
Employee of the Year
Rising Star

To nominate your company or an individual for an award, follow the instructions on the RIA website and complete the form by Friday 19 April 2024 at 17:00.

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Notes to Editors
  1. About RIA: The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the voice of the UK rail supply community. We help to grow a sustainable, high-performing, railway supply industry, and to export UK rail expertise and products. RIA has over 360 companies in membership in a sector that contributes £43 billion in economic growth and £14 billion in tax revenue each year, as well as employing 710,000 people. It is also a vital industry for the UK’s economic recovery, supporting green investment and jobs in towns and communities across the UK; for every £1 spent in rail, £2.50 is generated in the wider economy. RIA’s membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services and including both multi-national companies and SMEs (60% by number). 
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