Network Rail’s Alison Rumsey to join ABP as Chief HR Officer

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ABP is pleased to announce that Alison Rumsey, currently Group HR Director at Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, will be joining ABP later this year. Ms. Rumsey will become ABP’s Chief HR Officer, taking over responsibility for HR at the UK’s leading port operator. This latest appointment reflects ABP’s ongoing commitment to investing in people, developing talent and making sure ABP is a great place to work

Network Rail is one of Europe’s largest infrastructure businesses with £6.2 billion of revenue and over 40,000 employees. Prior to leading Network Rail’s HR function, Ms Rumsey held a number of senior HR positions in Government and banking, including Group HR Director at the Department for Transport, HR Director at the Department for Energy and Climate Change and various HR positions at Abbey National plc (now Santander UK plc). Ms Rumsey is now set to bring this wealth of experience to ABP.

Welcoming Ms Rumsey’s appointment Henrik Pedersen ABP Chief Executive Officer

“We’re very much looking forward to welcoming Alison to the team. People are the foundation of our success, and our commitment to delivering the highest standards of customer service makes continuing to invest in our people a top priority.”

“ABP owns and operates infrastructure vitally important to the nation’s economy, which is handling one quarter of the UK’s seaborne trade. The foundation to serve customers and keep Britain trading depend on ABP’s people, so it’s vitally important we continue to invest in their skills, ambition and talent. I look forward to working with the great team at ABP to deliver for our people and our customers.”

The date when Ms Rumsey will formally join ABP will be confirmed in due course.