Katie joined Network Rail in April 2020 and works in the North West & Central region – the ‘Backbone of Britain’. The busy mixed-use West Coast Main Line is the economic spine linking London, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester. Katie is responsible for the property and development strategy for one of the largest regions in Network Rail, this includes Euston, the strategic partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester and the creation of a wider freight strategy. Katie also works with teams on upgrading and innovating the managed stations across the NW&C estate to improve the passenger experience and make them community centric. Katie joined Network Rail from Scottish Cannels as Estate and Commercial Director. Prior to this role Katie worked in fund management in Sydney for the Allco Finance Group and for Deutsche Bank in Melbourne. Katie started her career as a development survey and joined Gazeley now GLP) as European Development Director, where she developed her knowledge in infrastructure and logistics.