Andrew Mcnaughton (UK)

UIC Intercity & High Speed Committee, Chairman

In a career starting in 1973, Andrew McNaughton was engaged in railway engineering, operation, business management and development culminating in being Chief Engineer of the GB network where he was accountable for infrastructure specification, investment authorisation and research and development.

During that time, he chaired the UIC (International Railway Union) Infrastructure Commission, the EU Rail Research Committee and was vice chair of the EU Advisory Committee for Transport.  He led the first EU initiative on developing a 2050 Transport Vision.

From 2009, Andrew led the network conception, specification, design and development of HS2, the British high speed rail new network including acting as Principal Witness in Parliament leading to the HS2 Act in 2017.  From 2016 to 2019 he chaired the UIC World Intercity and High Speed Rail Forum.

Since 2018 Andrew has acted in a number of advisory and non-executive roles worldwide.  He is Chairman of Network Rail High Speed Ltd, the operator and infrastructure manager of HS1 and Special Advisor on high speed rail to the Czech Government and SZ, the infrastructure manager.  He chairs the Fastrail strategy panel for the New South Wales Government.  He is a Professorial Fellow at University of Southampton, a visiting professor at Imperial College, London and Honorary Professor University of Nottingham.

Andrew has presented over 250 public lectures across Europe, Asia, Australasia and North America on the potential economic development and social change possible from investing in upgraded and high speed rail, including necessary governmental planning and policy changes to maximise impact.

In London, Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Engineering & Technology, the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and the Royal Geographical Society.

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