Alvin joined Rock in October 2023. He is AAT qualified with over 10 years of experience working mostly in medium sized accountancy firms.

Alvin is a currently a Financial Accountant in the finance department, providing accounting support functions to the Finance Managers and is responsible for the Moorgate project accounting and reporting including Rock Infrastructure.

Nick joined Rock in January 2017. He brings over twenty-five years of experience in the railway industry in both the UK and mainland Europe, with a particular focus on the rolling stock market.

Since the beginning of 2019 Nick has played a leading role in the development of Rock’s business in mainland Europe. Working with a team of Rock Rail experts and industry advisors and engaging with regional government, local transport authorities, operators, manufacturers, stakeholders and influencers, Nick has played a lead role in establishing Rock Rail in Germany. This work culminated in July 2022 with the successful financial close of a funding for a new fleet of 17 Alstom Double-Deck EMUs for Deutsche Bahn to operate Main-Weser services in the Frankfurt/Hessen region, followed in December of 2023 with the financial close of the financing of a new fleet of 18 Siemens Mireo EMUs for Deutsche Bahn to operated Mitteldeutsches S-Bahn-Netz 2025 plus Lot 1 in the Leipzig region.  Following the close of these transactions, Nick is now also leading project management and asset management activities for both of these fleets during their build and delivery phases. Prior to 2019 Nick’s activities have included being asset and project management lead for Rock on both the Moorgate Class 717 and the Greater Anglia Class 745 and Class 755 trains.

Nick’s career includes two executive roles at major rolling stock manufacturers. Firstly at Hitachi Rail Europe, where he was responsible for the sales, commercial and strategic planning activities of Hitachi’s rail business in both the UK and Europe. He developed, led and implemented Hitachi Rail Europe’s early new business strategy for mainland Europe including senior level engagement with SBB (Switzerland) and DB (Germany). More recently Nick was UK Sales Director and a member of the Executive Management Team at Siemens Rail Systems with responsibility for overall Sales performance of the Rail Systems Division in the UK.

Prior to this Nick worked for the ROSCO HSBC Rail (now Eversholt Rail Group) for nearly ten years in a number of roles. He held overall responsibility for all activities relating to its portfolio of Intercity and Freight rolling stock assets, including relationship management, engineering and project management.

Nick brings with him a comprehensive knowledge of the UK and European rolling stock market and will continue to take a lead role in Rock Rail’s business development and asset management capabilities as it continues to grow its rolling stock portfolio in Germany and Mainland Europe.

Matthew has over 18 years of experience of the infrastructure sector.

Since joining Rock in 2011, Matthew has played a leading role in the negotiation of the commercial aspects of all of Rock’s fleet.  He also played a lead role in the procurement and delivery of the Mersey Gateway Bridge PPP, which successfully opened in October 2017. In January 2020, Matthew started as Rock’s Head of Compliance and Risk to support the successful delivery of Rock’s fleets and later that year became Rock’s Chief Investment Officer.

Matthew has acted as a deal principal, financial advisor, a joint lead arranger and bookrunner and a legal advisor on infrastructure projects which gives him a unique perspective and insight into how to structure a project to bring it to a successful conclusion.

Matthew has specialized in PPP across all sectors from roads, parking and airports to the healthcare and education sectors, both in the UK, Europe and North America.

Prior to joining Rock, Matthew worked as a Vice President in the Royal Bank of Scotland’s infrastructure finance group (in New York) and was an Associate in DLA Piper’s commercial and projects team (in London).

David joined Rock Rail as a Partner in the origination team in September 2020.

He works within the origination team at Rock and is responsible for working with debt and equity investors to raise finance for new projects.  David’s particular focus is on rolling stock and zero emission bus projects in the UK.

David joined Rock following a 20-year career as a financial adviser and lender in the UK, European and North American infrastructure space.  In particular, he advised the Rock team on their first five greenfield deals and was instrumental in developing new ways to finance rolling stock in the UK.  Prior to joining Rock, David led the award winning financial advisory team at Operis.  Over the course of his career he has also worked for Royal Bank of Canada, Deloitte and PwC.

James joined Rock in September 2017, and is responsible for asset management activities for Rock’s owned operational fleets. James is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in the rail industry, predominantly in rolling stock engineering. Since joining Rock, James has been the Lessor Representative responsible for the successful delivery of the 25 new Siemens Class 717 trains that entered service on GTR’s Great Northern route in late 2018, and the 58 Stadler Flirts that were successfully introduced on the Greater Anglia franchise in 2019 and 2020. He will also take on asset management responsibility for the 90 new Class 701 Aventra units that will be introduced on the South Western franchise in 2024.

James has a detailed knowledge of UK rolling stock operations and maintenance practices, including major overhauls, engineering changes and contract management, as well as experience of the commercial and contractual arrangements associated with new train procurement and refranchising.

Prior to joining Rock, James worked for Stagecoach South Western Trains, initially in engineering management roles supporting the operation and maintenance of the South West fleets, where he was responsible for managing a team of engineers delivering a wide range of projects and modifications. James then took on roles in the Stagecoach franchise bidding and mobilisation teams, including responsibility for the procurement of new rolling stock for the future franchise and the development of the rolling stock strategy.

George joined Rock in January 2019 and has 27 years of experience in rail health, safety, risk and assurance. As Director of Health, Safety and Cyber Security, George has responsibility for: Health and Safety Management; Safety and Quality Assurance; and Environment, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) compliance activity.

George was the Director of Safety at the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) from 2014 to 2019 where he played a key role in the setting of the national rail health and safety strategy and in delivering associated programmes, including sponsoring the successful relaunch of the national supplier qualification scheme, RISQS. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Network Certification Body, Network Rail’s independent assurance subsidiary, and has been a Special Advisor on safety to National Air Traffic Services, the UK’s national air traffic control body, since 2017.

Throughout his career, George has worked on all aspects of rail risk and safety management, legislation and governance including the design and assurance of safety-critical rail systems. He is a Chartered Engineer, and a Fellow of both the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Safety and Reliability Society. He is also the Visiting Professor of Railway System Safety at the Institute of Rail Research, Huddersfield.

Jo joined the team in April 2018 with over 20 years of experience in the leasing industry most recently focussing on the rolling stock market. Jo is responsible for all financial aspects of Rock Rail’s asset management services and capabilities for its current and future asset management portfolio. Prior to joining Rock Jo headed up the Financial Control and Risk team at ROSCO Eversholt Rail group for three years. In this position she was responsible for finance activities on its portfolio of Passenger and Freight rolling stock assets, Cross London Trains and the onboarding of new shareholders following a private equity exit.

Ahmed joined Rock in March 2022 after graduating with a First Class Honours as well as a Master’s degree in Accounting & Finance.

Ahmed provides accounting support to the Finance Managers on month end reporting and Fleet Acceptance for all UK projects having also previously provided support on Main-Weser, Rock Road and the wider Rock Rail Group.