Acorn Rail has appointed Colin Berry as programme director for Wales and Western Regions. Colin joins the rail division of Acorn (Synergie) UK Ltd during an ongoing period of change within the industry, with more than 100,000 jobs in UK rail expected within the next decade.
Colin started his career as a member of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, joining the rail sector in 1999. He is also a member of the Association of Project Managers, Permanent Way Institution and holds a number of other professional memberships.
Most recently being responsible for the delivery of works within Wales and Western with Network Rail, Colin brings senior management, leadership, commercial and business acumen delivering complex multi-billion-pound projects in the UK and overseas to his new role with Acorn Rail.
“I’m looking forward to drawing on my experience to date for the continued delivery of an efficient and professional service with Acorn Rail,” said Colin, “and at a time of immense growth within the industry as a whole.
“Acorn Rail will collaborate and support the provision of a safe, positive, and tangible journey experience for passengers across the railway infrastructure and will make good on our promise to deliver a reliable and sustainable service to our industry clients.”
Kevin Morris, business director at Acorn Rail, said: “We are delighted to have Colin join our team with his wealth of experience, at what continues to be a hugely transformational time for the rail industry. He will be a huge benefit to the company in managing significant clientele including TfW, Network Rail, Amey, Amco-Giffen and Alun Griffiths Rail, among others.”