LNER Appoints First Female Engineering Director

13/07/22 LNER Appoints First Female Engineering Director

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is pleased to announce that Dr Linda Wain has been appointed to the role of Engineering Director.

Dr Wain, who has been Head of Engineering and Assurance at LNER for five years, will oversee all aspects of LNER’s fleet, future procurement and major engineering projects such as the adoption of digital signalling to ensure customers receive the world-class, punctual service that customers expect from LNER.

Speaking about her new role, Dr Wain said: “I’m delighted to be taking up the role of Engineering Director at LNER, and in doing so following in the footsteps of many great people who have worked in the business in the past. Ensuring that our fleet is well maintained and is constantly improved to take advantage of new technology is incredibly important as we look to deliver an exceptional experience to our customers.

“I’m also pleased to be the first female Engineering Director at LNER and I hope to use my position to challenge perceptions and encourage more young women to consider engineering as a worthwhile and rewarding career.”

Dr Wain brings with her 30 years of experience in various roles in rail, in engineering, reliability improvement, fleet and depot management. She has previously worked at the Royal Air Force and Ford Motor Company.

David Horne, Managing Director at LNER, said: “Linda is already an incredibly inspiring leader within our business and I’m confident that she will use her considerable expertise to successfully drive forward our exciting portfolio of engineering projects. She brings a huge amount of passion and energy to her role and I am delighted she will be leading our Engineering team.” 

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