Bernadette Kelly has been appointed as the Department for Transport’s new Director General for the Rail Executive.
Kelly is currently Director General for Business and Local Growth at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). She replaces Clare Moriarty, who is now Permanent Secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
In her current role Kelly is responsible for Government’s policy towards business sectors, including advanced manufacturing and services as well as local and regional growth. She will join the DfT in late September and will immediately spend time ‘out and about’ in the industry.