Richard Brown CBE (Chairman)

  • Richard-BrownChair of: The Board of Catalyst Housing Limited
  • Member of: Audit and Risk Committee (non-voting member), Finance and Treasury Committee, Remuneration and Succession Planning Committee, and Development Committee

Richard has extensive chairing experience with a strong focus on employees, customers and change management. He has strong links with senior level stakeholders at both local and national level, and has been involved in a range of economic development and regeneration programmes.  He has led a number of large scale change management projects including, most recently, the successful relocation of Eurostar services from Waterloo to St Pancras.

He has worked in the transport industry for over 30 years and is chairman of the Department for Transport’s Franchise Advisory Panel. Before this, Richard was Chief Executive and then Chairman of Eurostar. He has sat on the boards of a number of other large companies, including HS2 and National Express Group plc.

Richard was awarded a CBE in June 2007.