Rock Rail’s Australian lead


ROCK RAIL has appointed Jim Eldridge to head up its new operations in Australia.

Rock Rail role: Jim Eldridge.

Mr Eldridge joins from Commonwealth Bank in Australia (CBA), where over a 37-year career he has been responsible for the origination and financing of multiple large infrastructure transactions.

His time at CBA included several senior level secondments in both the USA and UK and the successful structuring of major financing transactions spanning rolling stock, air and road transport, health, energy and telecommunications.

Among them was a secondment to Rock Rail in 2016 when he led negotiations with leading institutional investor organisations to secure the debt funding package for the company’s successful East Anglia rolling stock deal.

Natalia Slavianskaia is also joining the Rock Rail Australia business as Commercial Project Manager. She has over 15 years of rail industry experience, most recently working for Abellio’s Greater Anglia operation where she supported the procurement of Rock Rail’s second UK fleet.