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Meet Our Board of Directors

Working alongside our Chief Executive Carl Williams, the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board of Directors have been carefully selected to bring a broad range of skills and experience to the organisation. Its non-executive board members are dedicated to the continuous improvement of safety standards as light rail becomes an increasingly important solution to the UK’s urban transport challenges. You can find out more about them below.
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George Lowder


As the Chief Executive of Transport for Edinburgh (TfE), George Lowder has been instrumental in the development and delivery of a successful integrated transport network, including the Edinburgh’s acclaimed tramway. He is also a non-executive director of Transform Scotland, Vice President of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, Chairs the Boards of two Scottish charities, and is a Trustee of a third.

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Danny Vaughan

Board Member

The Head of Metrolink at Transport for Greater Manchester, Danny Vaughan has more than 20 years experience in light rail and expertise in capital programme management, franchising, procurement, operations, asset management, contract and commercial management. 


Clive Pennington

Board Member

The Technical Director for Light Rail at Amey, Clive Pennington is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and has worked in the light rail sector for almost 20 years.

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Colin Kerr

Board Member

A cross-discipline engineer with over 40 years’ experience, Colin Kerr has worked in the light rail sector for nearly two decades and currently leads the Edinburgh Trams safety & projects team.


Mark Davis

Board Member

The General Manager of London Trams, Mark Davis, brings wide-ranging experience to the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board having worked in the sector for the past 14 years.

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