New MD for Derby rail giant

Phil Hufton

Derby-based Bombardier Transportation UK has appointed senior rail executive, Phil Hufton, as its new managing director and chairman of the board.

Hufton joins Bombardier from Network Rail where he was managing director, England and Wales. Prior to that, he held various senior executive positions with London Underground, including chief operating officer and asset performance director. His career before London Underground included manufacturing and engineering around the world, mainly in the rail industry.

“We are delighted to welcome Phil Hufton to our Bombardier team,” said Per Allmer, president, Western Europe, Middle East, Africa and South East Asia at Bombardier Transportation. “He is a proven leader with a deep knowledge of the rail industry and extensive experience in delivering complex railway operations, maintenance and renewals. In his new role, Phil Hufton will drive the performance of our UK business, focus on customer satisfaction and strengthen our leadership team.”

Hufton succeeds Richard Hunter who held the role since 2015.