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Mark McCole - Director of Rail

Mark McCole

Throughout his career, Mark has successfully delivered projects and managed railway operations in both Brownfield and Greenfield rail environments, developing himself a proven international track record for outstanding delivery within challenging environments.

 

Mark has extensive operational expertise. He began his rail career as Operations Controller for Manchester Metrolink, progressing to Operations Manager for Croydon Tramlink and Operations Director for Manchester Metrolink, before taking on the role of Operations Director for the Dubai Metro; one of the highest performing metros in the world.

 

More recently, Mark has worked in business and bid development, working on and leading some of the largest rail projects in the world alongside with governments, clients and world leading PMO organisations. Most recently Transport Development Director for RATP Dev, Mark was responsible for business development opportunities in the UK, Ireland, North America and Asia. Previously, Mark was Serco Middle East’s Director Rail Development (Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia), where he led bidding and business development of rail projects across these diverse regions. Notably, Mark has been involved in a number of winning bids, including for the operation of the Al Sufouh (Dubai) Tram, Saudi North-South Railway and Doha Metro/Lusail Tram shadow operations. Mark also has extensive experience in service start-ups, having held positions on a number of mobilisation teams.

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