Rail Delivery Group
Paul Plummer worked at economic consultants, National Economic Research Associates (NERA), from 1988 to 1997 before going on to work at Rothschild's Financial Advisory Division for two years. He began working in the railway sector in 1999 when he became Chief Economist and Director of Economics and Finance at the Office of Rail Regulation from 1999 to 2001.
He went on to join Network Rail in 2002, with responsibility for network planning, the development of enhancement projects, regulatory reviews, reform of contractual framework and government affairs. In 2008, he was appointed to the Network Rail Board as an Executive Director and Group Strategy Director at Network Rail Infrastructure Limited. In 2011, he became one of two Network Rail members of the Rail Delivery Group.
Paul was appointed as Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group in the summer of 2015 and formally took up his role in November 2015.
Paul has also served on a number of advisory bodies while working for Network Rail, including European Rail Infrastructure Managers – a group established to promote the interests and views of the independent infrastructure managers in Europe, on which he served as President from 2014-15 and before that as Vice-President from 2012-14.
From 2014 to 2015, Paul co-chaired the Platform for Rail Infrastructure Managers in Europe (PRIME), an expert group which advises the European Commission when it drafts transport legislation.
He was also a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport – an independent body advising the Government on integrated transport policy – for two years before it was abolished in 2010.