KeolisAmey Docklands appoints Managing Director for DLR

3 September 2014  •  Author(s): Keolis

KeolisAmey Docklands Limited (KAD) has appointed Kevin Thomas as its Managing Director to lead the new Docklands Light Railway (DLR) franchise, which commences on 7 December 2014. The new franchise will run for almost seven years and includes both the operations and maintenance of the network.

Kevin has been Managing Director of Serco Docklands since January 2013 and will provide continuity of leadership for the new franchise. Previous to this role he was the company’s Engineering Director for 12 months and played a key role in supporting the DLR to achieve enhanced levels of performance in connection with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.   

With over 16 years in the rail industry, Kevin has worked within Serco’s Transport Division for approximately 10 years holding various senior engineering and projects roles, together with roles in customer experience and on various Operating Company Boards.  This has included periods as Engineering Director for Merseyrail and Manchester Metrolink, Customer Experience Director and member of the OpCo Board for Train Operating Companies such as Northern Rail. 

Keolis’ Chief Executive, Alistair Gordon, said: “Kevin is an excellent operator and leader and has been a significant part of the team that makes DLR one of the UK’s best performing networks.

“His valuable experience will be a major asset for us when we begin operating the new franchise at the end of this year.”

Kevin Thomas, added: “I’m excited by the new franchise and look forward to continuing a journey of continual improvement for the DLR and its customers.

“The DLR has seen excellent levels of performance, which is delivered by the great people who work hard every day to deliver great service. My focus is to build on this capability and DLR’s current success, and ensure that it remains a reliable and effective form of transport for London.”

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