Current board member to manage operations
Merseyrail’s joint venture shareholders Abellio and Serco have appointed Jan Chaudhry as its new Managing Director.
Mr Chaudhry is currently deputy Managing Director at Abellio UK, where he has led the organisation on fleet and operations matters and played a senior role in the company’s successful bid for the ScotRail franchise. He represents Abellio on the rail industry’s National Task Force and Planning Oversight Group and has also been a board member of Merseyrail for the past three years.
Mr Chaudhry replaces Marten Spaargaren, who left the company at the end of 2014. Alan Chaplin, who has been interim Managing Director, will return to his permanent position as Service Delivery Director and Deputy Managing Director at sister operator Northern Rail.