A newly created role at Nexus, Head of Infrastructure Delivery, has been taken by long-serving member of staff Emma Gardener it has been announced. This role will see Emma leading maintenance work across the Tyne and Wear Metro network.
Speaking about the role, Emma said: “This is an expanded role and I’m looking forward to getting started. I have experience of all of the departments that I will be managing so that will be a big help as I take on this new job. The effective maintenance of the Metro system is vital work that we carry out around the clock, in all weathers. It’s a lot of work that the public don’t really get to see. Despite the challenges we face from Covid-19 we will keep going to ensure we provide Metro with a safe and reliable infrastructure. We have created safe systems of work for our own employees to work in a covid-secure way and I will ensure that that continues. Health and Safety excellence is the heart of everything we do.”
She will be overseeing a wide range of essential daily works that are needed to ensure the Metro network can keep on running.
Stuart Clarke, Metro Infrastructure Director, added: ““It’s great to welcome Emma to this new role. She brings a huge amount of experience with her, particularly in regard to railway and construction safety, engineering and site delivery. Her experience will be invaluable to us. Engineering is still a traditionally male dominated industry, so it’s fantastic to see Emma secure such a key role. She is a great role model for other women who are starting out in the industry and is proof that there is no glass ceiling there if you work hard enough.”