4th September, 2023

Introducing our new CEO

We are delighted to announce that Jo Kaye has been appointed as our new Chief Executive Officer. Jo brings to RBF an extensive background in rail leadership, having previously worked at Network Rail for 24 years, most recently as Managing Director of the System Operator. She has previous experience as a trustee of The Settle and Carlisle Railway Trust and in education settings, and is currently a Non Executive Director at Transport for Greater Manchester.

Jo said: “I am delighted to be taking on this role and look forward to leading the RBF through its next stage of growth. Having worked in rail for my entire career, I know just how essential this charity is to the industry, and I will harness knowledge and contacts gained from my experience to further RBF’s impact.”

For the last 3 years, Claire Houghton has led the charity in supporting thousands of current, former, and retired railway workers and their families through hardship. During her time as CEO, RBF has seen many developments, including a new website, logo rebrand and new services including a Retired Fund and Financial Health Assistant.

To contact Jo, please email jkaye@railwaybenefitfund.org.uk

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