- Corporate structure
We have 6 offices across the country with around 300 staff. Over half are based in our London head office.
Our structure consists of the following directorates:
- Chief Executive's office
- Corporate Operations
- External affairs
- Legal services
- Railway markets and economics
- Railway planning and performance
- Rail policy
- Railway safety
Executive directors and their responsibilities
He is responsible for:
- the delivery by the Office of the strategy set by the ORR Board;
- carrying out effectively the duties assigned to ORR under statute;
- ensuring the Office operates efficiently, with integrity and probity;
- working closely with the ORR chairman, to engage with external stakeholders at all level.
He is responsible for advising the Chief Executive and Board on all aspects of rail policy, and ensuring coordination of ORR's policy development activities.
Daniel is responsible for working with the Chief Executive and Directors to develop and implement ORR's policy and strategy for regulation of the rail sector.
He leads on monitoring Network Rail and holding it to account under its licence. His directorate is also responsible for providing engineering advice, providing data to the industry, licensing, authorisations under safety regulations and industry planning. He is also joint programme manager for the 2013 periodic review of Network Rail.
She leads the team providing legal advice to ORR. The team advises on all aspects of ORR's work and manages the relationship with external lawyers.
His directorate has responsibility for ensuring Network Rail deliver efficient maintenance, renewal and enhancement of infrastructure and information assets as well as whole system performance. In addition, his directorate is responsible for Licensing and Network Regulation as well as providing operational advice, managing the ORR Data Portal and safety verification of rolling stock, plus authorisation of schemes under the Interoperability Regulations.
He is responsible for the work of railway safety, which strives to ensure duty-holders in the railway industry manage health and safety risks effectively and thus comply with their statutory duties. Ian is also a member of the safety regulation committee.
She responsible for access, competition and consumer issues and leads on all aspects of economic analysis. Cathryn is leading PR13 and is a member of the periodic review committee.
Lead responsibility for the strategic management of ORRs reputation and the delivery of an engagement strategy which complements the organisation’s business plan and supports its regulatory approach.
Last updated: January 2013.