Dominic Booth joined Abellio Group as a main board member in January 2007. Over the next 5 years, he played a prominent part in Abellio’s development, and in 2012 was appointed to the newly created post of Managing Director UK, after winning the Greater Anglia rail franchise. In this role, he is responsible for all Abellio’s business in the UK. He chairs the operating boards of the Abellio London and Surrey bus company and the Merseyrail, Northern Rail and Greater Anglia train operating companies.
Prior to joining Abellio, he had a fast track management career in the UK rail industry. At British Rail, he was involved in creating shadow franchises prior to privatisation, and subsequently headed up the operations team at Connex Transport’s South Eastern and South Central franchises. He left Connex to become Managing Director of the Wales and West Franchise. When Prism was acquired by National Express Group, he became managing director of London Lines where he ran 3 commuter train operators. He was promoted to Deputy Chief Executive of National Express’s trains division before leaving to join Abellio.
Dominic became a BTPA member on 1 September 2013.