New RSSB Chair: Barbara Moorhouse

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Rail industry body RSSB has appointed Barbara Moorhouse as the new Chair of the board, with the appointment taking effect from 1 January 2019.

Barbara is a non-executive director at Balfour Beatty plc, Microgen plc and Agility Trains. She is also a Trustee of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.

Her executive career encompasses board appointments in international IT companies, Director General positions at the Ministry of Justice and Department for Transport and as Chief Operating Officer for Westminster City Council.

Barbara brings a broad range of expertise in commercial leadership and public service delivery to the role at RSSB.

On starting her appointment, Barbara said: ‘I’m delighted to be appointed as the new chair of the RSSB Board. Rail travel is central to my working week and I look forward to RSSB playing its full part in the industry at an important time for the future of the rail sector.’

RSSB CEO, Mark Phillips, said: ‘The Board is delighted Barbara has agreed to join RSSB as the new chair for the exciting period ahead to oversee implementation of our new five-year strategy to deliver a better, safer railway. We would like to thank Anna Bradley, who stepped down at the end of December for guiding RSSB through a significant change programme.’


For more information contact the RSSB press office by calling 020 3142 5653, or email

About RSSB

RSSB provides research, analysis, and insight to help the industry work together to deliver a better, safer railway.

As a membership-based rail industry body, RSSB includes train and freight operating companies, infrastructure managers, contractors, rolling stock leasing companies and suppliers, and our work involves partnerships with academia and other railways across the world.


Twitter: @RSSB_rail

About the role of Chair in the governance of RSSB

The chair is responsible for presiding over the Board, with the support of the Company Secretariat. The Board is responsible for the effective oversight of RSSB as a company. It also agrees the strategic direction and governance structure that will help achieve RSSB’s long term success and deliver value to organisations who have a stake in what we do. The Board takes the lead in areas such as strategy, financial policy and making sure we maintain a sound system of internal control.

The Board comprises representation from each of the RSSB member categories as industry non-executive directors, in addition to RSSB’s executive directors, and non-industry non-executive directors.

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