Andrew Barr is Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi, Ltd., and Group CEO of Hitachi Rail, a global, full-service provider of rail services and products, with a presence in 30 countries and over 14,000 colleagues.
Starting his career in rail in 1990 with London Underground Limited, Andrew held posts with UK train operator GNER, at Bombardier Transportation and with the Strategic Rail Authority. He has worked for Hitachi for seventeen years, joining as Head of Maintenance Delivery and later COO at Hitachi Rail Europe, and then following acquisition, CEO of Ansaldo STS, based in Italy. Andrew returned to the UK in 2019 to take up his current role as Group CEO of Hitachi Rail.
Andrew holds a BSc (Hons.) in Manufacturing Technology and Management from Brunel University and is a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.