Clive Burrows is a Chartered Engineer and the Group Engineering Director for FirstGroup.
Clive’s career in the Railway Industry spans almost 45 years. He has extensive experience in designing, developing, testing, commissioning and maintaining rolling stock and railway systems. He was Fleet Manager for InterCity before joining European Passenger Services in 1991 to establish the Engineering base for the Eurostar trains linking London, Paris and Brussels.
Clive was a founding member of Transportation Consultants International in 1993, where he became Managing Director of the Engineering, Procurement and Project Management business until its sale to AEAT in 2008.
Clive joined FirstGroup in 1998 as the Group Rail Engineering Director with responsibility for Engineering across the rail businesses, introducing several fleets of new trains and leading initiatives to improve safety and reliability. He has taken a leading industry role in developing solutions to railway safety and performance interface issues. Clive was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his contribution to Engineering.
Between 2005 and 2008 Clive was Director of Technical and Professional at the DfT, where he led the team providing economic, statistical, modelling, safety, standards and technical advice to the Government. This included producing the Rail Technical Strategy.
Clive returned to FirstGroup in 2008 as the Group Engineering Director, responsible for all Engineering activities throughout this international transport business.
Clive is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Institution of Engineering & Technology, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Railway Signal Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport
(FREng BSc CEng FIET FIMechE FIRSE FCILT)