The YRP judges for 2022 are:

Following the success of the Young Rail Professionals joining the NRA judging panel in 2017/18, we are delighted to continue this programme for 2022.

All five current judges will be involved in the judging process. 

As a consequence, the YRPs have widened their network within the industry and gained valuable experience to help them in their careers in rail. We saw three of the original five step down in 2019 after completing their three years on the panel, Fjolle Bunjaku, Zak Shayler and Georgia Ehrmann.




Paul Case

Paul Case, BA (Hon), MA, MSc. Paul is a Project Management specialist for CPC Project Services LLP, currently working as a Senior Testing and Commissioning Coordinator for Crossrail’s Stations, Shafts and Portals (SSP) Programme. Prior this this, Paul completed the Transport for London Project Management Graduate. Paul has also been a key force in the development and evolution of Young Rail Professionals (YRP), having served as National Chair of the organisation between 2017/18.

Paul is passionate about promoting careers in rail and advancing the development needs of young professionals within the industry. Paul is also co-founder of Young Rail Tours (YRT), a collaborative programme between YRP and the Institutions of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Engineering and Technology (IET) and Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) to deliver Domestic, European and International study tours that are accessible, affordable and relevant to the needs of young professionals. 


 

Rita Williams

Rita is a Project Manager at TfL working in signalling and construction on the Four Lines Modernisation Programme. Having graduated with a 1st Class Honours in BSc Politics and International Relations, Rita started her career in rail 5 years ago. She excelled in managing a variety of influential projects including; commercial developments, depot area refurbishment, critical bridge refurb and track works, the Tour De France, Prudential Ride London and award-winning projects, to bring cooling and improved ventilation to the network. During her time on the graduate scheme she was seconded to Hong Kong MTR,  engaging in knowledge exchange to assist the UK rail industry.

She is an active mentor and member of Staff Network Groups, coaching and engaging other young people in rail. Rita recently graduated with a Distinction in MSc Project Management; she has just been published and is making an impact in railway, by implementing innovations that bring meaningful sustainable change to the industry.



Adam Webster

Adam is currently a Design Engineer for AmcoGiffen working on London North Eastern CP6 projects with various scopes of work. Adam has been involved in civil engineering within the rail industry since 2015 following his studies at Nottingham Trent University. His experience is primarily bridges and structures with further experience in tunnelling and management of large multidisciplinary schemes.




Rebecca Radford

Rebecca is a Project Manager at Network Rail, working for East Coast Business Change. She is managing the Route Operating Strategy and other change programmes on the East Coast Main Line, Eastern Region. Previous to this Rebecca was an Scheme Project Manager for Works Delivery Civils and the Central Rail Systems Alliance having completed the Network Rail Project Management graduate scheme. Notable projects Rebecca has worked on include the Werrington Grade Separation, Kings Cross Remodelling and Cross Rail 2.






Michael Chung
Michael is an Electrical Engineer and a Team Leader at Atkins, member of the SNC-Lavalin Group. Since graduating from Imperial College London with MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Michael has been working on a range of projects over a number of railway systems disciplines, including traction modelling, Electrical Traction Equipment (ETE), Earthing & Bonding and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). Michael has been working on Earthing & Bonding and EMC Safety Justifications for the Crossrail Project over the past couple of years, part of the suite of documentation to get the project onto Trial Running stage. He is an Associate of the City and Guilds of London Institute and currently pursuing chartership accreditation with the IET. Michael is a passionate volunteer as a STEM Ambassador, and also with Team London, the Postal Museum and the London Transport Museum.