Loram appoints Francis as MD

New Loram MD Debbie Francis OBE

Loram UK has appointed Debbie Francis OBE as its new Managing Director.

Ms Francis previously held that role at Direct Rail Services and before that was Finance Director of Network Rail’s former London & North Western Route. 

In her new role, she will oversee the delivery of the first Loram rail grinders built in the UK and lead the organisation as it seeks to expand across Europe and the Middle East, where it has recently won a contract with Etihad Rail.

She joined the company as a senior non-executive director in 2020. She was awarded an OBE in 2021 for services to Women in Rail. In her spare time, she is involved with the Railway Childrens Ball and chairs several organisations.