Chief Executive Officer
Malcolm is a distinguished figure in the rail industry, with more than 25 years’ experience under his belt. He has been at the helm of Angel trains as CEO between 2008 and 2018 and resumed his tenure in September 2020.
He has played a pivotal role in an abundance of milestone new-build and refurbishment projects, including the £900 million procurement of 665 Bombardier Aventra vehicles for Abellio East Anglia.
He is also Chair of the Rail Industry Decarbonisation Task Force, which is responding to the challenge of reducing carbon emissions across the rail network in line with the government’s target to remove all diesel-only trains by 2040.
Chief Operating Officer
David is an esteemed and long-standing member of the Angel Trains team, joining the business in 2002. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the rail industry, holding the position of Head of Commercial from 2011 and COO from 2018. He is also a non-Executive Director of the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB).
During his time with us, David has successfully led our commercial team through several successful re-leasing and new train bids with South West Railway, TransPennine Express and Abellio East Anglia.
Chief Financial Officer
Alan is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in industry and financial services. Alan joined the team 11 years ago and was appointed as CFO in 2012. As CFO, he’s responsible for the Finance, Legal and IT functions.
As CFO, Alan is responsible for leading Angel Trains’ investment projects and providing competitive financing solutions for the procurement and refurbishment of new and existing rolling stock.
Asset Management Director
Leading our unrivalled team of technical engineers, Matthew is responsible for driving forward innovation within the business and across the rail industry. As a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years’ experience in rolling stock engineering and leadership, Matthew is at the helm of driving Angel Trains’ projects to lower carbon emission across rail travel.
Prior to joining Angel Trains, Matthew was the Engineering and Safety Director at Chiltern Railways and held positions at Arriva Trains Wales, WS Atkins Rail, Eurostar.
Mark Russell CBE joined Angel Trains as non-executive Chairman on 1 February 2021.
Mark is also Chair of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), the procurement organisation of the Ministry of Defence, Vice Chair of UK Government Investments and non-executive director of DP World.
Previously, he was Chief Executive of UK Government Investments, non-executive director of the Submarine Delivery Agency, non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Eurostar International Limited and senior independent director of LCR.
Prior to that, Mark was a partner in the corporate finance departments of KPMG London and KPMG Frankfurt, and held positions at PwC Corporate Finance, Robert Fleming & Co., Lazard Brothers and A.T. Kearney.
Stuart Paterson is a Chartered Accountant with 40 years’ experience in the profession and industry. He joined Angel Trains on the 1 September 2018 and is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of the Macfarlane Group PLC having previously chaired the Audit Committee from 2013 – 2017.
He was formerly the Chief Financial Officer at Forth Ports Limited and prior to that he was the Chief Financial Officer and Board Director at Johnston Press PLC and was an Executive Board Director with Aggreko PLC. He also held senior management positions in Motorola and Hewlett Packard.
In addition to his executive roles, Stuart was a Non-Executive Director for Devro PLC from 2006 – 2012 where he also chaired the Audit Committee.
Stuart is a Trustee of the Royal Yacht Britannia and a member of its Audit, Risk and Remuneration Committee.
Len Porter, former Chief Executive of the Rail Safety & Standards Board from April 2003 until his retirement in March 2014, joined Angel Trains on 1 April 2015. Previously he was with Lloyd’s Register, where he was initially responsible for introducing a more modern risk based approach to asset integrity assurance in the non-marine sector. He was latterly appointed Director for Global Transportation Business where he was responsible for developing services in the rail sector.
Earlier in his career, Len worked as a metallurgist in the aviation sector and then as a project engineer, project manager and commercial diver on worldwide offshore oil and gas infrastructure inspection and maintenance projects. In the early 1980s Len then set up a successful engineering risk assessment and asset integrity management company which was acquired by Lloyd’s Register in the mid-1990s.
Currently Len is a Non-Executive Director of LPA Group plc and an independent director of the Sri Lankan company Jetwing Symphony Ltd, the growth vehicle of Jetwing Hotels.
At the UK National Rail Awards in September 2014 Len was presented with the prestigious Outstanding Personal Contribution Senior Management Award.