Andrea Rossi, a CEO from the freight sector, joins the RSSB Board

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The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) is delighted to announce that Andrea Rossi has been appointed to the RSSB Board as an Industry Non-Executive Director. Andrea Rossi’s tenure started on 14 March 2024. He represents freight and non-passenger train operators whose concerns are a key priority for RSSB. Growth of the freight sector is important to industry, the government, and wider society.


Andrea Rossi is currently the Chief Executive of DB Cargo UK. He was appointed to this role in September 2020. Prior to this, he was Chief Financial Officer, also at DB Cargo UK, for 7 years. Andrea started his transport career at Deutsche Bahn in Germany. He has over 20 years of experience within the transport sector in both the UK and Germany.

Throughout his career, Andrea has held many senior leadership positions. The responsibilities of these have covered finance, audit, procurement, IT, property, pensions, and planning. As CEO of DB Cargo UK, Andrea has had a pivotal role in starting the business and digital transformation of the company. Under his leadership, the company has changed from a conventional rail freight business to one of the UK’s leading rail logistics providers. This has exploited DB Cargo’s extensive European network.

On his appointment, Andrea said: 

“I very much look forward to joining the Board of RSSB at a time of many challenges and opportunities the industry faces. Leveraging on my experience in rail freight, finance, and transformation, I am eager to bring my insight to the board and contributing with passion, drive and positive challenge to the strategic direction and growth of the company, with a focus of serving and adding value to our customers/members. I'm really excited to get started!" 

RSSB’s Chair, Mike Brown said: 

"I'm delighted that Andrea has joined the Board, bringing his wealth of experience from senior roles within the freight sector. Andrea's insights and challenge will help RSSB as we work to support the rail industry.”