Colin is the original member of the Rail Alliance team, having been responsible for setting it up in 2007. He was a senior Army Officer before taking up the challenge of running his own business. He manages to blend his broad military experience with his entrepreneurial skills and to bring both to best effect supporting the Rail Alliance and its members. He is a founder member of the Rail Supply Group Council and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education, at the University of Birmingham. Since taking on the role of chairman, Colin has continued to expand his business portfolio.