Charles Horton

Charles Horton

Chief Executive Officer, Govia Thameslink Railway Limited

Charles Horton, is the Chief Executive Officer of Govia Thameslink Railway Ltd, the company responsible for running services on Thameslink, Great Northern, Southern and Gatwick Express.  He has extensive management experience gained at London Underground, Connex and with his current employer Govia.  He has held Board level appointments with these companies and also worked in operations, change management, human resources and investment planning. Charles has a BA (Hons) and MBA. He is an ATOC Board member, a Fellow and former Deputy Chair of the Institution of Railway Operators, a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is a Board member of RSSB.  For nine years he was also a member of the management committee of CIRAS the rail industry’s confidential safety reporting system. Charles is the Vice Chairman and a Trustee Board Member of Roffey Park Institute, the internationally recognised management development organisation.

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