The Brown Review - Implications for Rail CIOs and Franchise Bid Leads

CIO, Strategy and Advisory, Transportation and Travel and Leisure
February 21, 2014

In October 2012, following the cancellation of the award of the InterCity West Coast rail franchise to FirstGroup by the United Kingdom's Department for Transport, the Transport Secretary commissioned Richard Brown, Chair of Eurostar International Limited, to conduct an independent review of the implications of this failure for the future of the UK rail franchising model. In this paper, our transportation consultants analyze the Brown Review of the Rail Franchising Program, including its specific advice on improvements and recommendations that will change the way technology supports bidding for, and running, rail franchises.


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Andrew Iddon

UK Transportation Lead

Andrew Iddon is an experienced Programme Manager with 15 years of experience in both the public and private sectors delivering IT and Business Transformation programs. His experience includes delivering multi-million pound field technology solutions to the utilities industry and launching operational platforms in the telecommunications industry. 

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