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Executive Managing Board

Gordon Wakeford

Managing Director, Mobility Division, Siemens plc

Gordon Wakeford


As Divisional Managing Director for Siemens Mobility UK, Gordon Wakeford is responsible for leading the Siemens Rail Systems, Traffic Solutions, Rail Automation and Rail Electrification businesses in the UK.  With a headcount of some 3,500 employees these businesses deliver trains, total road traffic solutions, rail signalling and electrification and maintenance throughout the country.    

Prior to taking over his current role, Gordon was the Managing Director of Siemens Standard Drives, Congleton.

During his time as Managing Director, the Mobility division has had many successes, especially with customers such as Transport for London, South West Trains, Transport for Greater Manchester and Network Rail and is significantly involved in two of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects: Thameslink and Crossrail.

Gordon is a member of the Siemens UK Executive Management Board.  He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (FCIHT) and a Chartered Engineer (MIET).  He is the current Chairman of the Railway Industry Association (RIA).