BUSINESS LEADER
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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Mark Groombridge

CMIOSH AMICE FCMI

A business leader with over 33 years of experience in business operations and Health and Safety leadership.

A Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner, Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and Associate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Health and Safety PRACTITIONER

Professional Profile

A contemporary Health, Safety & Environmental professional with a distinguished career in operational leadership and Health & Safety transformation.

An engaging business leader specialising in organisational change and exciting people on a challenging journey.

Collaborative and influential, forging long-term relationships with strategic stakeholders, clients and partners across the industry. A leader in business recovery, performance turnaround and transformation programmes.

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career Achievements

A sample of career achievements.
CMIOSH
  • Awarded Chartered Member status CMIOSH by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health in 2019.

NATIONAL RAIL AWARDS
  • Highly Commended at the National Rail Awards for outstanding personal determination to improve train performance.

ENGAGEMENT
  • Unbeaten record in a Mori Q12 employee engagement survey. The highest Network Rail score over ten years.

HIGHSPEED ONE
  • Designed and implemented a safety-critical maintenance strategy for the UK's first high-speed railway.

SAFETY CULTURE
  • Improved business safety cultures in a number of organisations. Working with partners on transformation programmes, including award-winning consultants Q5, Alkoomi, Keystone and JLA.

BOOTS ON THE GROUND
  • Pioneer of the "Boots on the Ground" concept. Engaging Executive Directors with people and teams through site interaction events.

  • Realistic conversations at the point of risk where people are set to work.

PROGRAMME DELIVERY
  • Implemented a ¬£3.5M asset management system six months ahead of the programme, saving ¬£1.2M during the construction of Highspeed One.

SPEED RESTRICTIONS
  • Removed 21 longstanding speed restrictions over twelve months. Using innovation and a programme of work to draw down on a long-term investment strategy.

  • Challenging the status quo with innovative ideas and engineering solutions.

300KM/PH HIGH-SPEED TESTING
  • Facilitated the critical path planning of 300KPH high-speed phase testing for the initial opening of Highspeed One.

  • The logistics, planning and delivery in collaboration with the operational team to deliver a phased increase of high-speed train testing up to 300KM/PH.

STONEBLOWER IMPLEMENTATION
  • Pioneered the first Stoneblower maintenance machine into the UK on the Kent contract area.

  • Groundbreaking at the time, managing delivery, handback and fault finding during the implementation phase.

BI-DIRECTIONAL WORKING
  • Designed the first maintenance use of simplified bi-directional working in the Southern Region.

  • Management of operational interfaces, health and safety arrangements and planning of maintenance activities.

GIVING BACK
  • Engaged (voluntary) with a private school who had closed a large part of their premises as a fire precaution, fallowing a board decision.

  • Visited the site and created an immediate action plan to reopen the building safely and in liaison with a professional fire expert.

  • The building had been closed for a number of weeks but was safely reopened days after the visit.

EDUCATION SUPPORT
  • Supported a number of education governance boards on matters concerning Health & Safety governance. Provided practical advice and support.¬†