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Chris Burchell

Chris Burchell

managing director, SSEN Distribution
Chris began his career at Railtrack in 1996 and following a period as an official in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, joined the Go-Ahead Group, where he was Director of Operations, Thames Trains and Managing Director for the Southern Rail franchise. He subsequently joined Arriva as Managing Director of their UK Trains Portfolio before joining SSE Networks as MD Distribution in 2020. Chris has also spent a three-year term as a non-executive Director for the water regulator, Ofwat, and served as non-executive Chair of the national industry body, the Rail Delivery Group for four years.