Women in transport profiles


Shabana Anwar 

Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
Shabana works at this London-based law firm and parliamentary agency which has helped to deliver new transport schemes for over 150 years.

Sarah Clark 

Infrastructure planning lawyer, Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
Sarah works at this London-based law firm and parliamentary agency which has helped to deliver new transport schemes for over 150 years. 


Janette Bowes

Programme manager, TfL
Since joining us in 1983, Janette has worked in eight different roles across the business. She now works in Customer Experience as a programme manager.

Claudia Corrigan

Principal strategy planner, TfL
Claudia has been with us for five years and has been in the cycling strategy team for nearly two years.

Judith Damerell 

Partner and head of planning, Lewis Silkin Solicitors
Judith has been a solicitor for 24 years, spending over half that time as an advisor to a number of transport organisations.

Michele Dix

Managing director, Crossrail 2
Michele was recognised with a CBE in the 2015 New Year's Honours list.

Sarah Golding

Lead project controls planner, Bechtel
Sarah plans and forecasts construction schedules for infrastructure projects. She also helps to estimate the building time for new projects.

Kate Jennings

Head of aviation policy, Department for Transport (DfT)
Kate leads a team working on aviation issues such as airspace and aviation noise policy and passenger rights.

Lilli Matson 

Head of strategy and outcome planning
Lilli's team works with all areas of TfL to help set the strategic direction for Surface Transport's operations and investment.

Nazir Moya 

Business operations manager, Transport Planning
Nazir is involved in a number of areas, including recruitment, accommodation moves, finance, procurement and coaching.

Tamara Pejovic

Senior performance expert, Eurocontrol Agency
Tamara analyses data to try and identify trends and identify areas where performance can be improved.

Elaine Seagriff 

Head of transport policy
Elaine loves her role: 'it's tangible and delivers things that make a difference.' It's also visionary, strategic and topical.

Rachel Skinner

Director, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Rachel works in the development team and is responsible for projects which raise the company profile with decision makers, clients and future employees.

Camilla Ween

Architects director, Goldstein Ween
As well as being a director, Camilla is also the Women's Transportation Society's London president, a group supporting and promoting women in the transport industry.

 Leslie Young

Chief driving examiner, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
Lesley sets standards for driving and riding tests and training, and examiner training, to prepare new drivers to drive on their own.

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Christine Fitzgerald

Education and training project manager, TfL
Christine's role focuses on road safety and active travel for pre-school and post-16 young people in education.

Sylvie Glossop

Assistant project manager, TfL
Sylvie has been lucky to work on a wide range of interesting and high-profile projects, such as the Tour de France.

Helena Moretti 

Project management graduate, TfL
Helena loves the flexibility her graduate scheme gives her to move around the business and get involved with a variety of projects.

Sophia Morgan

Scheme project manager, Network Rail
Sophia was recognised in the 2014 Railstaff Awards' Graduate of the Year category for the bridge re-constructions on the Midland Mainline, which she undertook during her first six months.

Katie Morrell

Senior project manager, Turner & Townsend
Katie works on a wide variety of projects for different clients, including TfL, DLR and Network Rail.

Melanie Ogden

Assistant project manager, TfL
After joining our graduate scheme in 2011, Melanie became an assistant project manager for the Northern Line Extension Project.

Elsie Twumasi-Mensah

Project manager, TfL
Elsie started in the Stations Stabilisation Programme in 2013 and currently manages a number of stations.


Samar Bedran

Field civil engineer, Crossrail
Samar was part of the team working on the structural reinforcement of major gas and sewer mains beneath the streets of London.

Clare Brint

Senior asset engineer, Network Rail
Clare's role involves identifying, preventing and fixing landslides.

Nisrine Chartouney

Civil engineer, Bechtel
Nine years ago, Nisrine started working in transport as a field engineer on a highway in Texas. Since then, she has supported the construction of a major motorway in Romania and now works at Crossrail.

 Zoe Dobell

Project engineer, TfL
Zoe is a project engineer in the Bakerloo, Central, and Victoria line Upgrades team.

Priya Floyd 

Principal network impact assessment engineer
Priya assesses the impact of proposals on the road network and its users. She also develops strategies for minimising these impacts.

 Helena Garrick

Lead design engineer, TfL
Helena Garrick is a lead design engineer for outcomes design engineering and oversees the Bus Priority Programme.

Jennifer Gilleece 

Project engineer, Network Rail
After gaining an electronic engineering degree, Jennifer joined the Network Rail graduate scheme nearly 10 years ago.

 Felicity Luckett

Team leader, TfL
Felicity joined us on the traffic signal engineers scheme nine years ago. She now works as a team leader in Traffic Operations.

 Dima Nasr

Aeronautical engineering instructor, Balamand Institute of Aeronautics
Dima teaches a number of topics but Gas Turbine Engines - Theory and Application is her most frequent teaching topic.

 Lani Tan

Field engineer, Bechtel
As a field engineer on the Vauxhall Tube station upgrade project in London, Lani makes sure that buildings comply with design.

Rand Watkins 

Lead project engineer/ lead tunnel engineer
Rand's career as an engineer has led her to work in Singapore, Dubai and Qatar.


Katherine Abraham

Portfolio sponsor, TfL
Katherine joined us 13 years ago as a trainee on the civil engineering graduate scheme. Following maternity leave, she was promoted to senior programme sponsor.

Maria Bravo

Cubic transportation systems project manager
Maria helped to deliver contactless payment cards on the network and has worked on several other projects.

Jane Commons 

Business development manager, London River Services, TfL
Jane's team is focused on hitting the mayoral target of 12 million yearly river passengers by 2020.

Stella Gardiner 

Environmental advisor, TfL
Stella enjoys her role which helps to protect the variety of wildlife alongside railway areas.

Natalie Keaskin 

Network Rail sponsor
Natalie is responsible for funding, working with stakeholders and making sure that projects are delivered as agreed.

 Allie MacAdam

Managing director - Infrastructure, Bechtel (Europe and Africa)
Allie started as a project manager on the Central Artery highway in Boston, US. After working on London's St Pancras station refurbishment, she now manages Bechtel's infrastructure business in Europe and Africa.

 Heather McPherson

Crossrail handover manager for stations
Heather is responsible for managing the handover of stations, portals, shafts and tunnels to London Underground and Rail at the end of the Crossrail project.

Sarah Turnbull 

Acting portfolio sponsor
Sarah is responsible for the delivery of the Mayor's flagship cycle route, the East-West Cycle Superhighway.

Cindy Wedderburn 

Integration manager, Network Rail systems
Cindy has had various roles in the transport industry over the past 36 years. These have included everything from clerical positions to project management support roles.

Amelia Woodley

Programme environment manager, Network Rail Thameslink
Amelia delivered Network Rail's first environmental management system for Thameslink and also pioneered Network Rail's first net-positive biodiversity scheme.


Alero Abbey

Area manager, TfL
Alero loves the versatility of her role and being able to influence what is created at stations.

Helen Aska

Tower Transit, operations manager
Helen is responsible for Westbourne Park garage operations and its 245 bus drivers, controllers, managers and admin staff.

 Susan Bates

Staff manager, Tower Transit
Formerly an accountant for the MoD in Germany, Susan changed career to become a bus driver. She now manages 245 bus drivers at Westbourne Park bus depot.

 Catherine Burton

British Airways pilot
Taking Kenny Everett to Malaga (and being asked to appear on his radio show), and flying Joan Collins to Montreal are two of Catherine's best pilot experiences.

Jacky Carter

TfL network duty manager
Jacky has worked in the control centre for London Buses, CentreComm, since 2003. She joined us in 1978 as a bus driver after leaving the army.

 Donna Clarke

TfL track access controller
Donna joined London Underground 15 years ago as a station assistant and has worked as a track access controller for the past 11 years.

Jayne Cracknell

Bus service manager, Epsom Coaches Group/ Quality Line
Jayne is responsible for 260 drivers as well as a team of 13 within the Bus Operations department.

Florentina Cristea

Customer service assistant (CSA), TfL
Florentina is a CSA on the London Underground. She fulfilled her childhood dream when she started work at Bank Monument station two years ago.

Sharon Davidson 

Bus driver, London United
Sharon's job is perfect for her because she enjoys driving and likes working with people.

Siwan Hayward 

Deputy director, Enforcement and On-Street Operations, TfL
Siwan's team work in partnership with the Metropolitan Police and the British Transport Police to make travelling in London safer.

 Susan Jackman

Volunteering manager, TfL
Susan manages our travel ambassadors and helps to keep London moving during service disruption and busy events.

Anne Maningas 

Train operator, TfL
After joining London Underground as a customer service assistant in 2007, Anne qualified as a train operator in 2011.

 Sarah O'Brien

Network operations manager, TfL
Sarah joined London Underground in 1997. She now works as a duty network operations manager.

 Deborah Peskett

Norwegian Airlines captain
For Deborah, an average day involves up to four short-haul flights. She enjoys spending most of the day up in the air.

Lynn Rippelmeyer

Retired pilot and first woman to fly a Boeing 747 across the Atlantic
Lynn loved working in transport because of the people, the camaraderie, freedom, and travel.

Mary Sithole

National Express customer services assistant
Mary's role involves delivering excellent customer service and improving the customer's experience.

 Aisha Tague

TfL area station manager
Aisha joined London Underground 11 years. She as been a customer service assistant, a duty station manager and is now an area station manager.

Julie Wood

HM Coastguard, Head of Technical Training and Standards
Julie is based at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency headquarters in Southampton. She is responsible for providing and delivering coastguard technical training.

Kat Woodruffe

British Airways Senior First Officer
For Kat, being a pilot works really with being a mum. With two young daughters, having a flexible roster and a lot of down time is fantastic.


Emily Herreras Griffiths

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Events communication lead, TfL
Emily works with colleagues across TfL to gather and coordinate information about events which may cause disruption in London.

Susan Kenyon 

Research and insight implementation manager
Susan worked as a lecturer and researcher in transport studies for 15 years. She joined us after a career break to be with her children.

Dawn Barker

Crossrail, Head of HR
Dawn joined Crossrail in 2002 from Railfreight Distribution in East London.

Julie Dixon

TfL, Head of Marketing Services
Since joining TfL in 2007, Julie has coordinated Poppy Day across the network, ensuring that all vehicles display poppies while making the message as far reaching as possible.

Jennifer Doolan 

Crossrail, Document & Data Compliance Controller
Jennifer has worked on construction projects nationally, for over 10 years. She joined Crossrail in 2012.

Jo Field

Head of campaigns and stakeholder engagement
Jo champions stakeholders' needs and acts as their advocate within TfL. She also secures their support, partnerships and advocacy help our reputation.

Grizelda Hafter

TfL Proposition Design Manager
Grizelda joined us in 1980 and has held various roles over the past 35 years. She is currently the Proposition Design Manager in Customer Experience.

Wendy Neville

Head of Communications and Marketing - London Transport Museum
Wendy manages the museum's marketing activity, including press, online and social media, and corporate venue hire.

 Anna Pullinger

Financial Services Manager - Cubic Transportation Systems
Anna is based in Brisbane, Australia and has worked in the transport industry for 13 years.

Sylvia Quagraine

TfL press officer
Sylvia joined our press office as an intern in 2011. She now leads on PR for Commercial Development, Environment, and Skills and Scrutiny.

Hannah Steele

Apprentice - London Transport Museum Battle Bus learning programme
Hannah's role involves engaging young people with London's social history and its transport.

Vicky Stretch

Network Rail archivist
Vicky collects and preserves Network Rail records for future reference.

Chantal Thorpe

TfL Knowledge & Engagement officer
Chantel started as a customer service agent for the Oyster Card helpline in 2007. She is now a Knowledge & Engagement officer in contact centre operations.

Valerie Todd

Talent & Resources Director - Crossrail
Valerie role involves ensuring that Crossrail has the right people in place at the right time in order to deliver the project.

Chelcie Whitmore

TfL graduate
Chelcie joined our graduate scheme in 2013 and is currently working in Employee Communications and Engagement.


Shahina Ali

Novacroft business analyst
Shahina's looks at the requirements for the systems behind concessionary travelcard schemes and presents clients with the best possible proposals.

Deborah Charles

Novacroft founder and CEO
As founder and CEO of her company, Debra ensures her visions become reality, helping TfL give customers a seamless travel experience.

Lauren Sager Weinstein

TfL Head of Analytics
Lauren has been with us since 2002 and has been Head of Analytics in Customer Experience since 2011.

Rachel Thayanithy

Novacroft analyst programmer
Rachel's role involves writing code, as well as interpreting clients' requirements, planning work and helping to manage projects.

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