Porterbrook is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Ferguson as General Manager at Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre (RIC).
Brian will join Porterbrook in December from Gemini Rail Group, where he is currently the Operations Director. As General Manager he will lead all operational aspects of the site and oversee Porterbrook’s programme of investment. Brian will also be responsible for Porterbrook’s heavy maintenance and asset protection functions.
Ben Ackroyd, Chief Operating Officer at Porterbrook said: “Brian joins us with many years of experience in the railway supply chain. He brings an invaluable perspective as we continue to unlock Long Marston’s full potential, and strive to deliver high-quality services to our customers. We look forward to welcoming Brian to the Porterbrook team.”
Brian said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Porterbrook team at this very exciting time as they venture into increasing their capability in providing asset management services for their customers.”
Long Marston RIC is Porterbrook’s 135-acre rail connected site in Warwickshire, which includes a 3.5km test track loop, rolling stock storage, a training centre and high-quality office space. Since Porterbrook took over the site in June 2021 over £3m has been invested to modernise and enhance the facilities.