Our Directors

 










​​Nicola Wood has a wealth of experience within the UK transport industry having worked with clients in both the private and public sectors.


Having had experience in managing franchises in both government and at train operator level, Nicola played an important role in re-shaping rail franchising when she redeveloped the franchise specification and Invitation to Tender for the Essex Thameside franchise. She went on to be a part of the winning Northern bid team, leading the customer experience elements of the mobilisation for Arriva.


Nicola's recent assignments have included leading the UK rail franchise passport process for a multi-national transport operator, and developing the relationship between HS2 Ltd and DfT.


Nicola's engaging approach and leadership qualities ensure that our clients' expectations are exceeded on every assignment.


You can contact Nicola at:

nicola.wood@ukrailadvisory.co.uk











Simon Minwalla brings over 10 years experience in the UK rail sector, across a variety of private and public sector clients in finance and policy disciplines.


Since playing a pivotal role in shaping and leading the financial aspects of the successful Essex Thameside franchise transaction, where he acted as the Department for Transport's Finance Lead, Simon has enjoyed bidding success with Abellio, where he provided financial support to their winning East Anglia franchise bid.


More recently, Simon acted as a funding and investment adviser to the £56 billion High Speed 2 project and has also worked alongside the GWR commercial team in relation to a franchise change project.


Simon's strategic outlook and deep financial knowledge have delivered successful outcomes for each of his clients.



You can contact Simon at:

simon.minwalla@ukrailadvisory.co.uk