Steer Davies Gleave hires rail expert John Dutton

14 June 2017 2 min. read
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Steer Davies Gleave has hired railway advisory expert John Dutton as a Director. He joins the firm from GHD, where he was most recently its Transport Director.

Professional services group Steer Davies Gleave (SDG) have appointed a new Director as the company attempts to strengthen its advisory capacity regarding the future of public transport.

John Dutton commands a long history of industry experience, prior to assuming his new role with SDG. Before his most recently filled the position of Director at Dutton Associates, he worked for over five years as a Transport Director and Director for the UK arm of GHD. Earlier in Dutton’s career, he was a Founding Director and CEO for the CDL Group, from its launch in 2001 until 2011 when it was merged into GHD. He was also spent over a decade with GIBB Rail, where he most recently rose to the ranks of a Managing Director and Technical Director.

Dutton holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Nottingham Trent University and a Diploma in Chartered Directorship from The Institute of Directors.

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Joining SDG as a Director, John Dutton brings more than 30 years of experience with the rail segment to the firm. His new role will see him tasked with providing a range of railway related advisory to the firm’s clients; his previous work includes High Speed 1, London Underground Track Renewals Delivery, Crossrail and Heathrow Airport.

Commenting on the appointment, Sharon Daly, UK Managing Director at Steer Davies Gleave, said, “John is one of the UK’s leading national and international advisors in strategic rail engineering. We are delighted to welcome John to our team and to create more opportunities to provide specialist rail engineering skills and strategic insights to our clients”.

According to a recent report from BCGUK railways have the joint 6th worst standard of service in Europe, although overall the UK rank as the 8th best performing rail system across the continent.