Following the success of the Young Rail Professionals joining the NRA judging panel in 2017, we are delighted to continue this programme for 2018. For the 2017 judging season, the National Rail Awards welcomed five YRP members to join the judging panel. We ran a competition early in the year to appoint the final five, who contributed to the whole judging process. As a consequence, they have also widened their network within the industry and gained valuable experience to help them in their careers in rail. One of the original five stepped down at the end of the 2017 season (Lynsey Marshall) and we have welcomed Katherine Howatson (from Transport for London) and Paul Case (YRP’s chairman) to the panel for 2018.

The YRP judges for 2018 are:

Michael Clapham
After studying civil engineering at Coventry University, Michael joined Bechtel as a field engineer working on Crossrail and Vauxhall Underground Station. He now works at London City Airport supporting the construction works for the City Airport Development Programme (CADP).   Michael is keen to play an active role in promoting a collaborative culture that celebrates accomplishments and he believes that the National Rail Awards is an excellent platform to do this.


Paul Case
Paul Case, BA, MA, MSc, MAPM … Paul Case is a Project Manager for London Underground, where he joined the Rail Industry four years ago as a trainee Graduate Project Manager. Paul is also the National Chairman of Young Rail Professionals, responsible for leading over 70 volunteers across the UK, servicing over 6,000 members from across the UK Rail Industry.


Katherine Howatson
Katherine joined the Transport for London (TfL) graduate scheme in 2015 following a degree in Geography at the University of Sheffield. Since then she has worked across TfL and undertaken a secondment with a transport research agency.


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