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Carolyn Griffiths, President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Carolyn Griffiths is a senior rail industry professional. She has worked in heavy rail, metro and light rail systems. Her roles have been in operations, manufacturing, and consultancy, establishing new rail systems, regulation and managing major projects both in the UK and overseas. She has worked in the private and public sectors. Most recently she founded UK’s Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) and was Chief Inspector during its first 10 years of operations. She is a Non-Executive Director of Irish Rail.
She is the President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and chair of its Board, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Board member of the Engineering Council. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Cranfield University in recognition of her contribution to the rail industry.