Digital Railway Assurance Steering Group
"DRASG is a cross industry body which promotes good practice and reviews assurance practices employed in Digital Railway, in particular, the activities undertaken by the Digital Rail Internal Independent Assurance Team (DRIIAT). DRIIAT provides independent internal assurance, associated with systems engineering, system safety, commercial, programme, and deployment. DRASG continues to scrutinise, challenge and steer assurance activities, and where necessary, escalates any concerns to relevant industry bodies. In this way the sector can continue to have confidence that there is a suitable and proportionate assurance regime supporting the implementation and operation of Digital Railway deployments."
DRASG will review material presented by the DR programme to provide advice to the programme on its programme of assurance activities and the response to findings. DRASG will act as a means of communication to key industry stakeholders on the DR assurance programme, the findings from the assurance programme and the response to the findings.
Members representing the following categories:
- Digital Railway Programme
- rolling stock owners and leasing companies
- freight and other non-passenger train operators
- infrastructure managers and owners
Name Company Representing Status Alan Lee High Speed Two (HS2) Limited Infrastructure Managers Alternate Euan Rideout Freightliner Limited Non Passenger Train Operator Alternate Ged Neacy RSSB Chair Chair Jamie Kerr Direct Rail Services Limited Non Passenger Train Operators Member Ken Bott MB Rail Consultancy Limited Non Passenger Train Operators Member Marcus Askell Rail Delivery Group Passenger Train Operators Member Mark Windsor Balfour Beatty Rail Limited Infrastructure Contractor Observer Matthew Knight DB Cargo (UK) Limited Non Passenger Train Operators Alternate Neil Hewitt Volkerrail Limited Infrastructure Contractor Observer Paul Ashton Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Managers Member Paul Hooper SNC Lavalin Atkins Business Infrastructure Managers Member Phillip Crocker Loram UK Limited Infrastructure Contractor Observer Reza Samavati Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Railway Digital Programme Observer Saboor Wahid DB Cargo (UK) Limited Non Passenger Train Operators Member Sheila Alexander RSSB Industry Group Manager IGM Member Stuart Hust Freightliner Limited Non Passenger Train Operator Member