Steve White has begun work as Southeastern’s new managing director, ahead of the transfer to DOHL on Sunday 17th October. Steve started his new role on Monday 11th October,
Steve joins Southeastern from Govia Thameslink Railway, where he was Deputy Chief Executive.
A chartered engineer, Steve previously held leadership roles at London Underground, Silverlink Trains, Eurostar and Siemens PLC, responsible for the operation and maintenance of metro, commuter and long-distance services.
Steve joined Govia Thameslink Railway as Chief Operating Officer at the end of September 2018 before becoming Deputy Chief Executive in July 2019. He navigated the business through successive timetable changes, customer experience improvements, restoration of stakeholder confidence and the completion of the UK’s largest new fleet introduction programme.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Steve led GTR’s response to ensure the delivery of a safe, on-time railway service for key workers. He also contributes to the national rail performance agenda through leadership of the Performance Improvement Management System (on behalf of Network Rail and train operators) and the Digital Rail Industry Council.
Steve White, Southeastern’s Managing Director, said:
“I’m really looking forward to meeting my new team, customers and stakeholders. Southeastern is a well-regarded railway with a proud history and a bright future. Our immediate priorities are to ensure a smooth transition to our new owners and a relentless focus on winning back our customers”.