Richard Brown CBE
Chairman of the Franchise Advisory Panel for the Department for Transport and former CEO and Chairman of Eurostar
Richard Brown was Chief Executive of Eurostar from August 2002 to April 2010, then Chairman to July 2013. As Chief Executive, he turned their performance around, delivering record passenger numbers and punctuality, and successfully launching the first high-speed passenger service in Britain, overseeing the flawless overnight transfer of services to Eurostar's new UK home at St Pancras International. He was previously Commercial Director of National Express Group Plc, where he set up its UK Trains Division, which - at the time - was the largest UK passenger franchise operator. He has spent 32 years in the transport industry, and was a Director of British Rail's Intercity Division before its privatisation. He is also the former President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.