Porterbrook Appoints Head Of Communications And Engagement

Porterbrook Leasing has appointed Rupert Brennan Brown as the company’s new Head of Communications and Engagement. Rupert will take up his new role on the 1st of February 2018. Rupert has specialised in railway public affairs for almost 25 years. He has considerable experience of working with board level teams across a range of rail operators, infrastructure owners, supply chain businesses and representative bodies. Mary Grant, Chief Executive Officer said: “I am delighted that Rupert has agreed to join Porterbrook at this exciting time for our business. Rupert will help the executive team communicate the value that we deliver to the railway of today and our clear vision for the future.” Stephen McGurk, Chief Commercial Officer said: “I would like to welcome Rupert to my team. Rupert will help us showcase our asset management and innovative finance expertise to industry partners and stakeholders.” Rupert Brennan Brown said: “I am enormously excited to be joining the ranks of a socially responsible, corporate citizen of our great industry. I particularly look forward to engaging with both customers and the supply chain as we jointly make the case for continued private sector investment in refurbished and new rolling stock for Britain’s railway”. Rupert lives in Derbyshire and is married with three children.

Notes to Editors

• Porterbrook Leasing Company Limited ("Porterbrook") is a leading participant in the rail leasing market and has a rolling stock fleet of around 6,000 vehicles on lease or on order, which includes over 4,000 passenger vehicles.

• Since privatisation, Porterbrook has invested in over 2,300 new passenger vehicles and more than 2,000 freight locomotives and wagons, and in the refurbishment of much of its in-fleet equipment. The company also provides ongoing train maintenance services.

• In October 2014, the Porterbrook Group of companies was acquired by a consortium of investors including Alberta Investment Management Corporation (“AIMCo”), Allianz Capital Partners (“ACP”) on behalf of certain insurance companies of the Allianz Group, EDF Invest and Hastings Funds Management.

For more information about Porterbrook Leasing please visit our website www.porterbrook.co.uk.

Alternatively contact Karen Jackson on 01332 285107 or email Karen.jackson@porterbrook.co.uk