Jane Simpson

MPhil Electronic and Electrical Engineering 1996
Head of Capital Assets, Severn Trent Water

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Jane became a graduate with Network Rail, British Rail as it was at the time, and worked for the industry for about 20 years. She was the first female Chief Engineer of the railways.

Two years ago she left Network Rail and joined Severn Trent Water where she heads up Capital Delivery working on about £1.3billion worth of projects.

We Are (Third Width)

Jane Simpson, first female chief of the railways

Advice from Jane

“Engineering and science are huge huge subjects. You can go in like me, and you can know a little about a lot and lead lots of people. Or you can become very specialist and you can know a lot about a little. But you're the technical expert, so what a fantastic opportunity is that.”