Train operator Trenitalia c2c is delighted to announce the appointment of Rob Mullen as Managing Director, following the departure of Ben Ackroyd who leaves the role this Spring.

Rob joins c2c from Thameslink and Great Northern, part of GTR, where he was Train Services Director and oversaw a real improvement in overall safety and operational delivery, with a focus on implementing Automatic Train Operation and the European Train Control System through London’s core, in addition to navigating the pandemic.

Rob started his railway career working in consultancy, predominantly in performance modelling, timetable compilation before moving into the world of train operations, joining c2c Rail as Route Performance Manager and moving onto various roles including Operations Director at Great Western Railway.

Rob Mullen

Rob Mullen (pictured above) said “I am delighted to be returning to c2c as Managing Director at such an interesting time for the rail industry. I look forward to the challenges ahead  and working with colleagues to attract customers back onboard our fantastic railway” .

Ernesto Sicilia, Chairman and Managing Director of Trenitalia UK Ltd said “I am pleased Rob will be coming back to c2c as Managing Director. Rob brings with him a wealth of experience in the rail industry and I have no doubt he will help us to maintain our high standards and focus on customer service. I know that with his experience and dedication he will be a great leader for everyone at Trenitalia c2c Ltd.

I would like to pay thanks to Ben, who leaves us for a new role in the rail industry and has done a great job over what has been an incredibly challenging 18 months”