OUR PEOPLE

Keith Winder
Founding Partner

Founding Partner of Winder Phillips Associates. Keith is a senior operations professional with proven ability to manage complex and diverse operations to tight timescales. This experience has been gained in senior positions within the UK railway industry where safety standards, quality and reliability of service are of paramount importance.

Phil Dargue
Partner

Phil is an experienced rail professional with considerable first-hand and consultancy experience and has been a partner in Winder Phillips Associates since 2006. Phil is a senior operations professional with a proven ability to manage complex and diverse problems. He routinely achieves results in demanding timescales such as franchise bids or mobilisation projects.

Nigel Murphy 
Partner

Nigel is a experienced Rail Operations and Safety Manager with extensive rail and mass transit experience in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia-Pacific. His consultancy record builds on 19 years’ senior operations and general management experience with British Rail, Regional Railways, Railtrack and First North Western TOC. He has an intimate understanding of rail operations, system safety, diligence, feasibility and practical front line management of passenger and freight operations, customer service and resourcing.

Richard Phillips
Founding Partner

Founding Partner of Winder Phillips Associates. Richard is a senior operations professional with proven ability to manage complex and diverse operations to tight timescales. This experience has been gained in senior positions within the UK railway industry where safety standards, quality and reliability of service are of paramount importance.

Matt Ablett 
Partner

Matt is an experienced consultant who has provided analytical advice across a wide range of areas in the rail industry. With a background in Operational Research, Matt is an expert in the analysis of a variety of rail datasets and has worked on a wide range of projects including the areas of performance modelling and assessment, revenue analysis and forecasting, operational modelling and train planning.

Steve Curtis
Partner

Steve uses his prior experience, coupled with analytical and modelling skills to determine the best solution to a wide range of challenges, including maximising timetable revenue and minimising overcrowding. Steve has worked on numerous franchises, both bidder side and for the Department for Transport.

Anna-jane Hunter
Partner

Anna-jane is a Rail Operations Professional with an expertise in complex stakeholder relations. She has extensive operational experience having worked across the UK rail sector.   

Having led teams in Network Rail, Train Operating Companies, and as part of multi-agency industry groups she has a wealth of experience.

She is experienced in the development and implementation of Operations and workforce strategies, Performance Improvement Plans, Operational Readiness Assurance, Rail Industry Regulatory Contracts, Performance and Access Regimes, Alliance/Partnership Agreements.   

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