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Network Rail hires Jeremy Vincent as CIO

Jeremy Vincent takes on the role of CIO at Network Rail after former CIO Susan Cooklin was appointed as route services director earlier in 2016

Network Rail has appointed Jeremy Vincent as CIO following Susan Cooklin’s move to take up the role of route services director.

Vincent, who left his role as CIO at Jaguar Land Rover in June 2016 after an eight-year tenure, will report directly to Cooklin and is part of the route services senior management team.

The route services team is responsible for supplying services to each of Network Rail’s eight routes. Commenting on the appointment, Cooklin said Vincent will be responsible for supplying IT, including infrastructure and support services.

He will also lead the delivery of customer-focused enabling technology, as well as back office IT.

“Jeremy has had a distinguished career in IT and I am delighted that he is joining Network Rail. He has a wealth of experience in programme delivery and business change to route services and will lead the delivery of customer-focused technology,” said Cooklin.

Cooklin spent 7 years as CIO at Network Rail before moving to her current role.

During her time in the role, she’s led several initiatives, including delivering major technology upgrades ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.

In 2015, she launched Could IT Be You?, a competition for girls aged between 16 and 18, that asks them to explain how technology can improve their lives and make things better. Now in its second year, the competition offers the winning girl to have her first-year university fees paid for by Network Rail.

The runners-up, of which there were five this year, receive a week of paid work experience and mentoring with the Network Rail IT team. ... ... ... ... ...

Cooklin’s career spans more than 20 years in financial services, leading business, technology and operational teams in global organisations. ... ... ... ... ...

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