Wallace Weatherill re-joins Serco as a Managing Director

21 June 2020 Consultancy-me.com 2 min. read
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Serco, a professional services firm to the public sector, has named Wallace Weatherill as the new Managing Director of its Metro and Tram division in Dubai.

Weatherill re-joins the UK-headquartered global provider of public services having previously served Serco in Saudi Arabia for three years, as was Director for Rail tasked with growing and delivering Serco’s rail offerings in the Kingdom. He left the company In January 2018 to become Operations Director of RKH Qitarat, the operator of Doha Metro and Lusail Tram on behalf of Qatar Rail.

“I am delighted to see Wallace return to Serco at a globally challenging time. He has a strong level of expertise that will help navigate our business in the rail sector and continue to provide a high standard of service to our Middle East clients as well as the citizens and residents of the UAE. I am confident that Wallace will be an asset to our team,” said Phil Malem, CEO of Serco Middle East.

In his new role, Weatherill spearheads Serco’s services to Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram. The UK consultancy operates and maintains the two transport nodes on behalf of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Wallace Weatherill re-joins Serco as a Managing DirectorHe brings over 20 years of experience in the operations of critical rail systems to the role, including over 6 years of experience working on the ground in the Middle East. Prior to his appointments in the region, Wallace led passenger railway businesses in the UK such as Southeastern, London Commuter Railway and London Midland. He also worked for seven years in infrastructure management for UK’s infrastructure operator Network Rail. 

According to Malem, Wallace brings with him “the knowledge and expertise required to successfully continue the award-winning Dubai Metro operations both Serco and the RTA are known for.”

Speaking about his new challenge, Weatherill said: “My vision is to build on the success that has already been achieved by the RTA and Serco on the operations of the RTA rail transit systems in Dubai. We must also integrate the new Red Line Extension in a seamless way, unlocking new journey opportunities and building the resilience required to welcome the increase of passengers.” 

Transport is one of the six divisions of Serco globally. The FTSE 250 listed company also operates in five other areas: Health, Justice, Immigration, Defence and Citizens Services.