Porterbrook, the rolling stock owner and asset manager, today announced the appointment of Mark Wyborn as its new Head of Freight.
Mark will be responsible for developing Porterbrook's first dedicated freight strategy, as well as building strong commercial partnerships with existing Freight Operating Companies, new market entrants and Network Rail.
Mark joins Porterbrook from GB Railfreight where he held a number of senior customer-facing and commercial positions. Prior to this he worked in operational roles at both Network Rail and Southern Railway.
Stefan Rose, Porterbrook's Chief Investment Officer, said: “I welcome Mark to my new team. His appointment confirms Porterbrook's renewed and long-term commitment to railfreight, one of the great success stories of privatisation.
"We are looking to invest £1bn in Britain's railway over the coming years. Mark will be looking to partner with freight operators so that they can share in Porterbrook's ambitious growth plans."
Mark Wyborn, Porterbrook’s Head of Freight, said: "I am very pleased to be joining market leader Porterbrook at this very exciting time for both railfreight and our industry.
“Porterbrook will support the ambitious growth plans of Freight Operating Companies by financing new and improved assets, tailored to market needs. These will allow our railfreight customers to play a greater part in the Green Recovery.”
Mark joined Porterbrook on Tuesday 4th May.