About Us – Meet the Team!

Every member of our team has many years of experience in the Railway Industry and we all share in one goal to continually improve our services and provide a competitive, quality service for all our Customers.

Our people have experience and understanding of the real-life issues that face the Railway industry:

Alan Macdonald, Director

As Director of RODL I am fulfilling a lifetime ambition of running my own successful business with a brilliant team on board.

During 35 years working within the rail industry I have on many appointments been responsible for the safety management development and compliance requirements for both the operational and train driving aspects of a train operating company’s Operational (Railway) Safety Case.

Away from work my interests include cycling, skiing, hill walking and an avid fan of West Ham United.

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Dave Daw, Training and Development Manager
As the Training & Development Manager for RODL my role involves the production of bespoke training courses to suit our customer’s specific needs in line with current industry standards.

I also manage the competence of our highly experienced trainers within our company and that they meet our customers and our own high standards when delivering the courses.

Away from work my interests include, photography, cycling and walking.

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Dave Moore. Operations Trainer
Dave is a 25 year veteran and an outstanding trainer, having risen from the ranks of trainee driver to full time operational trainer.

Currently Dave is training the future generation of drivers in operational rules and regulations, and supporting Dave Daw in the delivery of the GSM-R cab radio train the trainer programme.

Away from work Dave is a committed family man and a fantastic Grandfather

Denny Gorst, Senior Operations Specialist
Denny brings to RODL 35 years of operational experience having been a train driver, trainer, line manager, assessor, investigator and risk assessor.

Not only is Denny a great communicator, he brings a wealth of experience, which all of us within the team and our clients greatly appreciate.

Away from work Living in the Lake District there is no need to say much more

Bill Adams, Operations Trainer
Bill came to RODL after a lengthy railway career in operations and signalling. He is currently involved in the GSM-R project and is training train drivers in the operation of the cab radio. Having Bill deliver this training allows drivers to understand more about the interaction between the signaller and the driver. And from the feedback we get proves its all worthwhile

Away from work Bill loves travelling in the Bill is an avid railwayman, and in his spare time enjoys travelling the Network to visit historical railway sites

Wendy Bridges, Company Secretary
Wendy is our most valuable asset, because not only does she interact with our customers, she is also responsible for the finance of the company; workload planning, payroll and general administration.

Wendy has been working for Alan since 1994 and knows exactly how the business needs to be run.

Away from work not only is Wendy a fantastic mother to three great children, she also manages to fit into her spare time, marathon running, long distant cycling trips, mountain walking and skiing.

Dave Webb, Operations Trainer
An experienced trainer responsible for delivering driver/shunting training, traction courses, Train Preparation, Technical courses and numerous of railway based training courses.

Outside of work Dave is a keen cyclist, walker, Genealogy, Bowls and enjoys cooking.

Steve LeTissier, Operations Trainer
Steve has a wealth of railway operational experience having been a train driver, trainer and assessor.

Away from work Steve is a keen gardener, an avid reader, cyclist, Plays Green Bowls for a local club and enjoys family life with his grandchildren.

James Bridges, IT Manager
As the IT Manager of the company James’ knowledge and expertise is valuable to the smooth running of RODL.

Outside of work James enjoys playing football, IT, cooking and is an avid supporter of Manchester United!