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New operations director for Systra

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The mobility solutions company SYSTRA has appointed Tony Kearns as Operations Director for the Northern Europe region.

Kearns will take on a dual role of Regional Operations Director – Northern Europe and Operations Director – UK Engineering. The company says he will lead a number of functions, including Operations, Technical & Engineering, Project Controls, Project Staffing, and Health, Safety & Security.

With over 25 years’ experience in the rail industry, Kearns has spent much of his career leading and developing businesses and SYSTRA says he brings significant experience in client, consulting and contracting environments.

Kearns joins SYSTRA from WSP where he worked for almost five years, first as Strategy and Operations Director, Rail, Transit & Aviation with Parsons Brinckerhoff, and following its acquisition by WSP, as Operations Director, Rail & Transit. Prior to this he was at AECOM for almost three years, first as Heavy Rail Sector Director, Transportation, then as Deputy Rail Sector Director, Transportation. Tony led his own rail engineering business for 12 years which he sold to AECOM when he joined the company in 2010. He began his career at British Rail.

Commenting on his appointment, SYSTRA Senior Vice President of Northern Europe Pascal Mercier said: “SYSTRA’s Northern Europe region has grown rapidly over the past few years and we have won a number of major engineering design contracts. Tony’s arrival will help support our focus on project delivery, technical excellence and safety, whilst enabling local business units to maintain their client focus. I wish him all the best in his new role.”

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