Richard Brown was Chief Executive of Eurostar from August 2002 to April 2010 and is now Chairman. As Chief Executive he turned around its performance, delivering record passenger numbers and punctuality, and successfully launched the first high speed passenger service in Britain, overseeing the flawless overnight transfer of services to Eurostar’s new UK home at St Pancras International. He was previously Commercial Director and main Board Director of National Express Group plc, where he set up its UK Trains Division, at the time the largest UK passenger franchise operator. He has spent 35 years in the transport industry, and was a Director of British Rail’s Intercity Division before privatisation. He is a past President of Railteam and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
He was educated at Cambridge, University College, London, and Harvard. He is married with three adult children and enjoys sailing, skiing, walking and gardening.