Meet our Directors

Expert advisers to the UK transport industry


​​Nicola Wood has a wealth of experience within the UK transport industry having worked with clients in both the private and public sectors, across rail and bus transactions.

Nicola's experience includes bid and strategic leadership and she has worked across most spectrums of the industry, from TOCs, owning groups and DfT, to rolling stock manufacturers.                                                           

Nicola's recent assignments have included advising DfT on contractual measures in response to Covid-19, leading the UK rail franchise passport process for a multi-national transport operator, and developing the relationship between HS2 Ltd and DfT.

Nicola's engaging approach and leadership qualities ensure that our clients' expectations are exceeded on every assignment.

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​​Simon Minwalla brings 15 years experience in the UK rail sector, across a variety of private and public sector clients in finance, commercial and policy disciplines.

Simon has played leading roles in shaping the financial aspects of several rai industry transactions. His clients have included the Department for Transport, CrossCountry Trains, Abellio, GWR, HS2 Ltd and FirstGroup.

Simon leads the commercial aspects of UK Rail Advisory's offering and is proud to have achieved recent bid and partnering successes as the company strives to deliver its growth strategy.

Simon's personable approach and commercial nous have continuously delivered successful outcomes for each of his clients.

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