What is ARE?
The Association of Rail Executives (ARE ) provides a unique networking forum for rail industry leaders. We bring together leaders from all sectors of the industry including: Network Rail, TOCs, FOCs, ROSCOs, Train Builders, Maintainers, DfT, TfL, RSSB and others, to provide a unique opportunity to share and cross fertilise ideas and experience across a wider spectrum of contacts than other forums. We invite prominent industry leaders to address our meetings and lead discussion around topical issues, under Chatham House rules.
Our meetings have been addressed by a number of high-profile speakers including:
- Mark Carne: Changes and Development in Network Rail
- Simon Kirby, CEO, HS2 Limited
- Chris Grayling, MP, Secretary of State for Transport
- Chris Gibb, Non-executive Director, Network Rail
ARE is part of the CILT Leading Edge initiative designed
develop the leaders of the future. The initiative encourages aspiring senior managers from your teams to challenge current leadership, and for current leaders to embrace diverse thinking.
ARE Rising Stars initiative
ARE invites member companies to nominate up to six ‘rising-stars’ to join our events. This initiative provides an important opportunity for your ‘directors-of-the-future’ to broaden their horizons. These usually younger managers have warmly welcomed our initiative, typically valuing the opportunity to network outside their employer company executives and to meet other senior industry personalities.
"…a safe and valuable space for current and aspiring leaders from the operating railway... to meet our industry's pivotal leaders, broaden their network of contacts, and share knowledge..."
Richard Brown CBE, President, ARE