Ramboll makes two key rail appointments

Ramboll has made two key rail appointments, recruiting Trina Minchella as director of rail infrastructure and Helena Turner to lead the firm’s HS2 account, with both appointments adding further capacity and capabilities to their rail division.

Minchella joins Ramboll from Network Rail, having worked mostly in the public sector for over 20 years delivering innovation to major railway programmes. Over the course of her career, she has supported the delivery of overground and underground rail programmes with Transport for London, including the London Overground Capacity Improvement Programme and Sub-Surface Line Upgrade Programme. 

More recently her work at Network Rail included supporting the implementation of a National SCADA Electrification System and the design of signalling programmes across the south and England and Wales as part of Southern Capital Delivery – Signalling.

In addition to leading the rail infrastructure team, Minchella will lead the account for TfL, ensuring Ramboll’s technical solutions and innovations are aligned with the ambitions and outcomes needed to deliver sustainable connectivity across the Capital.

Turner joins Ramboll from Jacobs, spending the past decade working on nationally significant infrastructure projects. With international experience in transport, defence and energy, Turner has supported projects for BAE, BP and Network Rail, where she worked on the Transpennine Route upgrade and HS2 Phase 2B. 

Her role leading Ramboll’s HS2 account has been created to help strengthen client relationships and bring greater alignment of the firm’s capabilities to meet the ambitions for HS2.

Speaking about the appointments Mike Birch, Ramboll’s divisional director for rail said: “I’m delighted to welcome Trina and Helena to our rail division. These senior appointments reflect our ambition to grow and invest in our rail business, recognising the important role rail has in delivering the UK’s net zero future. Trina’s passion for the industry and commitment to improving value for clients and the travelling public will help us secure the best outcomes for clients and their customers. And Helena’s drive for innovation and exceptional project and programme management skills will be a tremendous asset to Ramboll’s HS2 work”.

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