How CMI helped Lucy McAuliffe CMgr FCMI on her leadership journey

Written by David Waller Wednesday 12 June 2024
The director for Network Rail’s Sussex route discusses the value of becoming Chartered and why the rail industry needs to become more diverse
Lucy McAuliffe CMgr FCMI

“Day to day, the difference that we make as managers and leaders is what really matters,” says Lucy McAuliffe CMgr FCMI, director for Network Rail’s Sussex route, which includes the main line from London to Brighton. 

She works in a role where everyday details really count. Lucy manages a team of about 1,200 people and is responsible for the safe travel of millions of passengers every week.

But she also understands that modern management is about spreading your influence beyond the immediate responsibilities. As well as being a manager; Lucy is a busy working mother with a young family and has recently completed her Executive MBA at Warwick Business School. She is also co-chair of the London committee of Women in Rail, a national volunteer-run organisation that promotes greater diversity in the rail industry.

Read more: why building a culture of inclusion is “fundamental to the future of the rail industry”


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