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Bob Houghton - Senior Consultant

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Bob joined the North Star team in 2013 with many years of experience working at a senior level across the UK rail industry in both the public and private sectors. A passenger rail commercial specialist, Bob has wide knowledge gained through working across many different organisations within the transport industry including the DfT, Welsh Government, TfL, airports, owning groups and TOCs. He is a highly successful transport executive and consultant with outstanding innovation, leadership and communication skills.


Bob has over 25 years’ extensive experience of working at strategic level across disciplines within the UK rail industry and its regulatory framework. Bob applies his expertise to plan, develop and promote initiatives, and is adept at identifying new commercial opportunities and creating innovative, yet pragmatic, solutions to improve deliverability, customer service, business efficiency and profitability. Bob thrives on building strong business relationships within organisations and multiple stakeholders and is a hardworking, flexible and goal-oriented self-starter who consistently achieves business targets and objectives.

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