Meet Our Team
The Light Rail Safety & Standards Board team brings together a wealth of experience to support the organisation’s ongoing development and the delivery of key projects. Led by Chief Executive Carl Williams, they share a commitment to driving forward light rail safety and standards, and you can find out more about them below.
For more than 25 years, Carl Williams has worked in public transport operations and maintenance and joined the LRSSB in 2020 from West Midlands Metro.
Head of Safety Risk Management
Having worked in the rail industry for 13 years, Laura joined the LRSSB in 2022. Working closely with individual networks on the administration, development and implementation of their own risk models, Laura is also driving the development of a national risk model.
Head of Commercial
Jamie has worked in the public transport industry for nearly two decades with the last ten years in light rail with three different UK networks. With a vast knowledge of operations, ticketing marketing and communications, Jamie supports the LRSSB on a number of projects to raise standards within the industry.
Erica joined the LRSSB in April 2019 as an Administration Manager, having previously worked for West Midlands Metro as a Network Co-Ordinator.
Head of Safety and Assurance
A highly experienced Health and Safety Manager with over two decades of experience within the light rail industry, Mark joined the LRSSB in 2020 after working for UKTram since 2018.
Head of Engineering Safety & Innovation
With over 15 years in the light rail sector, Craig brings a wealth of experience to the LRSSB team, having previously worked for UKTram as Engineering Manager and as Infrastructure Manager at Sheffield Supertram. He now leads on a range of projects for the LRSSB relating to engineering safety within the sector.
The most recent addition to the LRSSB team, Mohamed recently completed an MSc in Business Analytics at Aston University and previously worked in software development. He is now playing an important role in supporting the sector-wide adoption of the LRSSB’s upgraded TAIR database.