The Team

Quentin Macdonald – Systems Engineering Principal

Quentin is a Chartered Electrical Engineer with 52 years continuous experience in the Railway Industry. He joined British Rail as an Engineering Graduate in 1961 and specialised in Railway Signalling and Telecommunications until 1994 when he became a railway consultant working on projects such as the re-development of the West Coast Main Line and the European Rail Traffic Management system (ERTMS/ETCS).

His particular skills and experience include: the development of new railway lines; strategic and business management in a railway engineering context; safety and quality management systems; chairing multi-national technical meetings and knowledge of European and world-wide railways and signalling systems.

Colin Elliff – Civil Engineering Principal

Colin is an experienced railway civil engineer, having worked in the industry for more than 30 years. On graduation, Colin joined British Rail’s Eastern Region at York, and progressed via the Southern Region at Croydon.

At rail privatisation he joined a major rail consultancy, continuing his career in a variety of design and construction roles. These appointments covered all aspects of railway civil engineering, including bridges and structures, and the reshaping of major London termini. Colin also gained considerable experience in multi-disciplinary projects, including track realignments and electrification and resignalling schemes.

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