Our People

Our people are at the core of who we are and what we do. Our team is made up of senior originators, asset managers and finance people with a wealth of rail industry experience and financing expertise. They work together and with our external partners to create successful, value enhancing financing and asset management solutions.
Senior Management Team

March 2011 – Mark Swindell sets up Rock Infrastructure

September 2011 – Matt Allen joins Mark as Partner

August 2012 – new Partner Nick English joins the team

October 2014 – ‘Rock & Rolling stock’ – Mark Swindell establishes Rock Rail

December 2016 – UK Infrastructure veteran, Trevor Sturmy, comes on board

January 2017 – Ben Stringer joins Rock as Group Chief Financial Officer

January 2017 – Nick Watson joins bringing a wealth of rolling stock expertise

September 2017 – farewell to Roger McDonald who leaves Rock to pursue his motorbike adventures!

September 2017 – boosting up the commercial team – James Herriott joins from Stagecoach

November 2017 – ‘rail guru’ Steve Dodd joins Rock with over 25 years’ experience in the rail sector

April 2018 – new Finance Director, Jo Shepherd, joins with over 20 years leasing industry experience

May 2018 – Punit Rathod comes aboard strengthening Rock’s FP&A team

December 2018 – pleased to welcome our first Chief Operating Officer – Mike Kean

January 2019 – rail Health & Safety expert George Bearfield joins from RSSB

December 2019 – new Commercial Manager, Jenny Smith, joins the asset management team

March 2020 – Jim Eldridge returns to head up our new Australian business in Sydney

May 2020 – public and private sector rail veteran, James Le Couilliard, becomes Rock Rail’s newest Partner

Mark Swindell
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Kean
Chief Originations Officer
Jo Shepherd
Chief Financial Officer
Matthew Allen
Chief Investment Officer
Trevor Sturmy
David Rose
Nick Watson
Commercial Director - Europe
George Bearfield
Director of Health, Safety and Cyber Security
Steve Dodd
Commercial Director
James Herriott
Engineering Director
Henry Swindell
Investment Director
Karlien Blackwell
Finance Manager
Ed Stringer
Associate Director
Fiona Newman
Louis Swindell
Commercial Director - Rock Road
Ahmed Omar
Assistant Accountant
Akhtar Patel
Head of Financial Planning & Analysis
Aimie Stringer
FP&A Analyst
Alvin Hastings
Financial Accountant
Jenny Smith
Commercial Manager
Kishan Sumanasekera
Fleet Manager
Daniel Zeller
Project Engineer
Jake Liver
Technical Director - Rock Road
Sue Morris
Commercial Manager
Magdalena Winiarska
Finance Manager
Endrik Schulze

Regional and Country Partners

Nick English
Natalia Slavianskaia
Australia & Germany
Hans Leister
Andrew Chivers
Andreas Crede
Timothée Lachenal