Strategic Lines’ network of resources include individuals with many years’ experience. They are highly regarded in their fields and associated with successful projects. Our clients and projects include public procurement agencies and promoters, constructors, consultancies, operators, systems companies and promoters, constructors, consultancies, operators, systems companies and financial institutions.

Matthew Crosse
Leadership & Commercial Strategy

Matthew has directed and managed major projects and successful bids and government procurements for a wide range of complex rail schemes, including light rail, commuter and high speed.

Lucy Carter
Team & Stakeholder Management

Lucy is a recent graduate from Durham University. So far, she has been involved in a number of rail bids including the West Coast Partnership Franchise bid, where she set up and mobilised the Bid Management team, ensuring effective team management and seamless coordination between workstreams.

Martin Start

Martin brings 28 years in financial advisory, with a highly successful background in projects, government, property, banking, financing, transportation and infrastructure. As a highly experienced analyst, modeller and financial expert, during his career he has advised on over 30 varied and significant schemes.

Dr Andy Garlick
Risk Strategy & Analysis

With a background in mathematics, Andy has worked in risk for over 30 years. Starting from the complex reliability and physics modelling needed in nuclear reactor risk assessment, Andy has made risk more accessible and business-relevant through his innovative approach and his leadership of several risk-based consulting practices.

Liane Hartley
Urban Planning & Sustainability

Liane is an urban planner by profession. She has worked as a consultant and bid writer on the broad area of urban sustainability for over twenty years and is a recognised thought leader in creating socially sustainable and inclusive cities.

Lee Renton
Bid Management & Leadership

Lee is a highly experienced, effective bid and programme manager with an understanding of public transport operations, rail franchising and procurement processes for major projects. He has a proven record of managing tender submissions for private sector clients bidding on major public transport and infrastructure projects, with a focus on rail, light rail and buses.

Colin Jones
Organisation Development

Colin is a people and organisation development expert with 30 years experience of leading HR, Corporate Planning, Quality Improvement and Change teams inside BMW-Rover and Train Operating Companies.

Jeanette Bowden
Public Relations & Communications

Jeanette has 30 years of experience delivering strategic marketing and communications, public relations and stakeholder engagement programmes, specialising in transportation and technology.

Richard Lashwood
H&S, Security, Quality, Environment

Richard has strong health safety and security credentials having held a range of leadership roles across positions in construction (Crossrail Rail Project), train operation (Cross Country Trains), building works (Morrison FS) and metro railways (London Underground).

Hazel Williams-Ojo

Hazel is an expert programme planner advising and leading P6 scheduling on multi £ billion projects, including recently on HS2 and LUL capital procurements.  Her experience covers both public sector clients and some of the world’s largest systems firms. As a result, she is a much sought after adviser.

Steve Carter
Leadership, Culture and Behaviours 

Steve is a consultant leader for organisational culture and behaviour change initiatives. Steve brings some 36 years’ experience and specialises in the development of high-performance organisations and leadership capability within both traditional and ‘virtual’ structures.

Paul Elworthy
Digital Strategy

Paul is a business consultant focusing on digital transformation for the customer. With over 20 years professional experience, Paul has held senior positions and undertaken a number of consultant and interim Director roles, across several sectors, including TMT, Rail and Financial Services.

Robert Comben
Systems Engineering and Change

Robert Comben is a Systems Engineer bringing 29 years experience with major transportation and infrastructure organisations focused on the rail sector, covering engineering, business, project and operational leadership roles.  He has provided systems engineering expertise across a range of light rail and metro new build and upgrade projects.

Alison Smith
CX Strategy & Supply Chain

Alison is an expert in Customer Experience strategy and Supply Chain Management.  She has a passion for findings ways in which technology can help people get the most out of places and cities. With over 20 years’ management experience she is a highly effective and dynamic leader with extensive board level transport industry experience, supported by excellent relationship management and problem-solving skills.

Charles Devereux
Operations Strategy

Charles has 41 years experience in Railway Operations and Systems, major projects and business case development. After graduating from Cambridge University, he was a British Rail Operations Management trainee.

Drew Bradley
Civil Engineering

Drew’s experience to date has been involved around the civil engineering industry and mostly in delivering transport projects in the UK for over 35 years.

Lindsay Murphy
Engineering & Maintenance

Lindsay is a Transport Engineering specialist with over 30 years’ experience. Lindsay has a proven track record in the delivery of major transport projects including Heavy Rail, Light Rail and other guided systems from concept to operation.

Clive Hall
Operational Performance & Control

Clive is a long-standing rail professional of over 40 years’ experience who has specialized in all aspects of railway operations including “front line” management, train and possession planning, performance, control, and track access.