Shamit Gaiger, WCPD Managing Director

Managing Director of West Coast Partnership Development awarded OBE

Shamit Gaiger receives Order of the British Empire in the King’s Birthday honours list.

  • Shamit Gaiger receives Order of the British Empire for services to rail
  • She was named in the King’s Birthday honours list
  • Honour recognises over two decades working in the industry

Managing Director of West Coast Partnership Development (WCPD), Shamit Gaiger, has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the King’s Birthday Honours list.

Shamit has been recognised for services to rail marking an extensive career working across the industry which has spanned 22 years.

Before being appointed the Managing Director of WCPD in 2022, Shamit held a variety of roles in the sector including a post at the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), as Director of Strategy at National Skills Academy for Rail and leading the Rail Sector Deal on behalf of HM Government at the Department for Transport.

She also sits as a non-executive director of both Women in Rail and the Campaign for Better Transport.

Speaking about being awarded the honour, Shamit said: “I was completely shocked when I found out to be honest. I am very happy and flattered.”

She added: “I have worked with some wonderful people during my career and I would like to thank them for all their support across the years. This is a huge honour for me as well as my family.”

Shamit will receive her OBE in an investiture ceremony later this year.

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About West Coast Partnership Development

West Coast Partnership Development (WCPD) is designing and mobilising new high-speed services for the UK. These services will run on the new High Speed 2 (HS2) route and the existing railway, delivering better services between London and Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Cumbria and Scotland.

Its goal is to maximise the benefits of the significant investment from the Department for Transport into the new High Speed 2 (HS2) railway, as well as the upgrades to the railway on the West Coast Mainline.

For the latest news, visit: https://www.westcoastpartnershipdevelopment.co.uk/

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