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.

Message from the Chair

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.


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
  • RSSB.
.Chair of committee: Ged Neacy, RSSB

Committee Members

Name Company Representing Status
Alan Lee High Speed Two (HS2) Limited Infrastructure Manager Alternate
Ged Neacy RSSB Chair Chair
Helen Lobb RSSB RSSB IGM Member
Ken Bott MB Rail Consultancy Limited Non Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Marcus Askell Rail Delivery Group Train Operating Company Member
Matthew Knight DB Cargo (UK) Limited Non Passenger Train Operating Company Alternate
Paul Ashton Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Manager Member
Paul Hooper SNC Lavalin Atkins Business Infrastructure Manager Member
Reza Samavati Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Railway Digital Programme Observer
Saboor Wahid DB Cargo (UK) Limited Non Passenger Train Operating Company Member