Scope

AIG is the cross-industry group dedicated to leading collaborative activity on the topic of infrastructure and rolling stock asset integrity. It does this by: 

  • Setting strategy, standards, providing leadership and co-ordination
  • Enabling consistent understanding of safety requirements
  • Collaborating to learn about emergent hazards and risks
  • Enabling consistent assurance for supply chain and contractors
  • Evening out then enhancing safety assurance and competencies
  • Responding to rail re-organisation (structures, devolution, nationalisation)
  • Through data analysis, measuring what goes wrong, understanding why, and identifying corrective actions.

Message from the Chair

AIG is a cross-industry group which collaborates on the understanding of risks arising from the integrity of rail assets, including both infrastructure and rolling stock. 

AIG’s work is focussed in particular on the integrity of assets which impact multiple rail companies and where supply chains are complex.

AIG seeks to promote learning and enhance capability across the whole lifecycle of the rail asset base and in particular to champion the concept of ‘safety by design’. 

Task & Finish Groups

The Asset Integrity Group has established four Task & Finish (T&F) Groups to support and oversee relevant projects on the AIG Roadmap.  The four groups (and their respective Chairs) are listed below:

  • Reporting & Data Sharing (chaired by Neil Ovenden)
  • Knowledge Management (chaired by Steve Enright)
  • Systems Assurance (chaired by Brian Tomlinson)
  • Risk Modelling & Analysis (chaired by Tony Wilcock)

Membership

The group’s membership is made up of the following industry categories:

  • Infrastructure managers 
  • Non-passenger train operators
  • Passenger train operators
  • Rolling stock owners 
  • RSSB
  • Suppliers

Following its formation at the start of 2020, AIG will be increasing membership as it implements its workplan. This will include its subgroup High Integrity Systems Group.

Chair of committee: George Bearfield, Rock Rail Holdings Limited
RSSB main representative: Chris Knowles

Committee Members

Name Company Representing Status
Alexander Holmes Hitachi Rail Limited Suppliers Member
Ann Mills RSSB RSSB Member
Anup Chalisey RSSB RSSB Member
Apoorv Shrivastava RSSB RSSB Meeting Manager
Brian Tomlinson Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Manager Member
Chris Knowles RSSB RSSB Member
Dan Smith Alstom Transport UK Limited Suppliers Member
George Bearfield Rock Rail Holdings Limited Chair Chair
Helen Kellaway Siemens Mobility Limited Suppliers Member
Huw Parry-Jones Hitachi Rail Limited Suppliers Member
James Grundy Abellio Transport Group Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Karl King Railway Industry Association (RIA Suppliers Member
Mark Oakley RSSB RSSB Member
Michael Jacks First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Neil Ovenden Rail Delivery Group Suppliers Member
Pete Gracey Office of Rail and Road Office of Rail and Road Member
Peter Gibbons Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Manager Member
Reuben Mcdonald High Speed Two (HS2) Limited Infrastructure Manager Member
Richard Barrow RSSB RSSB Member
Richard Walker RSSB RSSB Member
Simon Cressey DB Cargo (UK) Limited Non Passenger Train Operating Company Member
 Steve Enright Abellio Transport Group Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Steven VanNierkerk HS1 Limited Infrastructure Manager Member
Tony Wilcock Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Manager Member