c2c Creates New Safety, Sustainability and Compliance Department

24 October 2023

[24 October 2023] Rail operator c2c has created a new Safety, Sustainability and Compliance department, with Stuart Browning appointed to lead the new function.

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Formerly the firm’s Head of Safety and Environment, Stuart has stepped into the role of Safety, Sustainability and Compliance Director with immediate effect.

Rob Mullen, Managing Director, said, “I am absolutely delighted to announce Stuart’s appointment and the creation of this new department. The expanded remit of our Safety and Environment team to incorporate compliance forms part of our overall strategy by enhancing our underlying governance and holding ourselves to account for the things we commit to deliver.

“We have additionally updated the term ‘Environment’ to ‘Sustainability’ to better reflect the wider responsibilities and value of the business,” he added.

Stuart joined the south Essex and east London rail operator in March this year from Govia Thameslink Railway, where he served latterly as Head of Operational Improvement for their Thameslink and Great Northern brands. Prior to this he was at Great Western Railway, as Head of Operations Interface. He has also held various operational safety and performance improvement roles at Network Rail during his 21-year career in the industry.

Stuart said, “It’s a real honour to be taking up this new role, the creation of which really underpins the commitment that c2c is making to the safety and wellbeing of colleagues, customers, and the communities we serve. It’s an exciting time to be at c2c; we have a great opportunity to ensure we can deliver rail services that transform people’s lives in a safe and sustainable manner.

“I’m looking forward to using this new and expanded mandate with my team to deliver the systems that c2c needs to make sure that everyone gets home safe and well, every day, and that we continue to have a positive impact on the environment and the communities we serve in the Essex Thameside area,” he added.

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