Scope

The purpose of the Healthy Cultures Group is to:

  • Develop lifestyle and environmental interventions that address long-term risks to the health and wellbeing of rail employees. 
  • Support the development of a wellbeing culture that focuses on preventative health and drives proactive, positive health behaviours at all levels.
  • Drive the adoption of good practice in health promotion and healthy behaviours across the UK rail industry. 
  • Foster cross industry collaboration to ensure the best use of rail industry wellbeing resources and expertise.

Message from the Chair

The Healthy Cultures Group focuses on industry-wide collaboration and sharing good practice to create healthier working environments across the network and support health and wellbeing among the workforce, both in the prevention and management of health conditions. With the use of best-practice evidence, the group looks to engage rail organisations in making changes to promote healthy choices and help the industry thrive.

Membership

The Healthy Cultures Group has members representing these industry stakeholders:

  • Passenger train operators
  • Infrastructure managers and owners
  • Infrastructure contractors and suppliers
  • Trade unions
  • RSSB.

Chair of committee: Mark Newns, Keltbray Limited
RSSB main representative: Magdalena Wronska

Committee Members

Name Company Representing Status
Amelia Stratton Network Rail - North West & Central Region Infrastructure Manager Member
Andrew Hawkins RMT Trade Union Member
Andy Parry West Midlands Trains Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Anne Farrell Irish Rail Infrastructure Manager Member
Antony Thomas Transport for Wales Infrastructure Manager Member
Chris Adair RMT Trade Union Member
Deborah Archibald RSSB RSSB Member
Faye Bacon RSSB RSSB Meeting Manager
Hannah Tabassum Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Irene Wright TSSA Trade Union Member
Jamie Blower Transport for London (TfL) Infrastructure Manager Deputy Chair
John Julien MTR Elizabeth Line Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Jude Tymon Colas Rail Limited Infrastructure Contractor Member
Kareen Allan Abellio East Anglia Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Katie Fargher Linbrooke Services Limited Suppliers Member
Lauren Whitbread MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Magdalena Wronska RSSB RSSB Member
Mark Newns Keltbray Limited Chair Chair
Michael Whitmore Independent Independent Member
Nick Baddeley Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Manager Member
Nicola Uijen Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Manager Member
Patrick Verwer Govia Thameslink Railway Passenger Train Operating Company Sponsor
Richard Denton Alstom Transport UK Limited Suppliers Member
Stephanie Prouvost Babcock Rail Limited Infrastructure Contractor Member
Una Carson Translink (NI) Limited Train Operating Company Member