Anton Valk is the former Chief Executive Officer of Abellio Group, the international subsidiary of Dutch state-owned rail operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen. He started the company in 2002 from scratch with a small team; Abellio now operates the Merseyrail and Northern rail franchises in 50/50 partnership with Serco, and was awarded the Greater Anglia franchise in November 2011. The company also operates buses in London and trains and buses in Germany and buses in the Netherlands.
Prior to joining the railways in 1998, Anton had a long standing career with many years of international executive directorships in new media and telecoms, building a reputation of creating partnerships through high level stakeholder management and successfully developing and operating joint venture companies. He holds an engineering degree at Delft University of Technology.
Anton was appointed to BTPA’s membership on 1 September 2011 and finished on 31 August 2017.