Nicola McGuiness Brown | Head of Innovation and Business Excellence
Virgin Trains East Coast

Nicola McGuiness Brown, Head of Innovation and Business Excellence, Virgin Trains East Coast

I joined Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) February 2016, as Head of Innovation & Business Excellence, with some big ambitions: to introduce disruptive innovation that catapults the rail industry into the future and beyond. Being at the forefront of everything innovation as well as being a key member of the business’s leadership team gives me a great insight into how VTEC’s business is moving forward in so many ways.
My vision is for “innovation” to be a word VTEC no longer need to define: it’ll be something they just do. And my approach? To create and deliver a dramatically different and successful vision of the future of rail, through which we meet today’s challenges head on and become resilient to the challenges of the future.
I started her career in Telecoms at Virgin Media (Telewest Broadband) in 2003 and by 2016 was the Customer Contact Programme Lead where she headed up large scale and complex projects. She also did stints elsewhere in telecoms (EE) and the construction industry.


Rail Festival Day 1 14th November @ 17:20

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