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Cooklin’s career takes new route

Susan Cooklin has switched roles to become Network Rail’s new route services director. She was previously group chief information officer and director of shared services.

Cooklin took up her new role on January 4, heading the Route Services Directorate (RSD) that will supply services to each of NR’s eight routes.

The RSD will provide information technology, payroll and finance shared services along with delivering engineering trains, equipment and materials for upgrade work and Network Rail Consulting. The company says this restructuring will enable greater economies of scale.

Carol Wharton will take on Cooklin’s previous role in an interim capacity, until the recruitment process is concluded.

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