Rail Forum Team

Our small dedicated team is focused on supporting our members and our strategic priorities:

  • Elaine Clark

    Chief Executive
    : elaine@railforum.uk
    Elaine is responsible for the day to day running of the Rail Forum including working with the Board to set strategic priorities. She has responsibility for maintaining strong relationships across government and for delivery of our sector deal activities.
  • Cat Appleby

    Membership Manager
    : cat@railforum.uk
    Cat is responsible for maintaining day to day contact with our members, developing our membership offer and listening to our members to ensure we are delivering what they need.  
  • Karen Jackson

    Programme Delivery Executive
    : karen@railforum.uk
    Karen is responsible for delivering our communications strategy, events programme and for supporting the delivery of some of our wider activities.  
  • Jemma Smalls

    Communications, Policy and Public Affairs Manager
    : jemma@railforum.uk
    Jemma will be leading on our external communications and will bring additional resource to our policy and public affairs activity.
  • Robert Hodgson

    Engagement Manager
    : robert@railforum.uk
    Bob has many years of experience working in the rail supply chain. He supports the Rail Forum team on specific projects including our sector deal work and collaborative opportunities for members.
  • Ben Higgens

    Engagement Manager - Rail Infrastructure
    : ben@railforum.uk
    Ben is responsible for developing the relationship with and providing support to a designated group of infrastructure focussed Rail Forum members. Ben also supports the wider Rail Forum team with the delivery of various events and activities. Ben also has the following Network Rail competencies including PTS, DCCR, OTP Core, HPV & ATT 27.