Specialising in telecoms, power and signalling, a licensed Principal Contractor to Network Rail and an Independent Connections Provider (ICP) to the power supply companies, Linbrooke offers multifunctional, all-encompassing and innovative turnkey delivery throughout the entirety of the rail sector safely, on time, every time.
With some of the most respected names in their fields, our Rail management personnel are renowned for their widespread experience and expertise. With prominent telecoms, power and signalling professionals within our teams, we continuously deliver high quality works for our clients.
In line with an already prestigious career, Mark James was instated as Linbrooke’s official Managing Director for Rail in May 2015. Beginning his career as a Railway Signal Engineer he later went on to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Salford University – graduating in 1986 with first class honours.
With his obvious passion for workmanship quality and years of front line experience at Jarvis Rail, Mark’s first major project experience was gained working in the South Manchester Alliance for Atkins – in partnership with Bechtel, Carillion and Railtrack.
Joining Network Rail in 2012 as the Head of Engineering for Signalling, Mark completed a number of successful projects before bringing his expertise to our relatively young but rapidly developing company.
As a worshiper of cars, motorsports and his family, Mark maintains a busy and healthy lifestyle. Despite his aversion to social media and computer games, he excels in his working life and is currently ‘rediscovering’ the gym!
Having been in the engineering and telecommunications industry for circa 35 years, Mick joined Linbrooke in 2010 as the Head of Engineering. Beginning as a trainee technician for British Rail, he has since moved on to positions such as Senior Technician, Senior Engineering Assistant, Principle Design Engineer, Senior Network Planner, Engineering Manager and finally, Head of Engineering. Working solidly for Siemens Transportation Systems before switching to Linbrooke, Mick has extensive experience in developing and managing engineering capabilities. With a variety of qualifications from factions such as the FIRSE, MIET and IRSE, he has a plethora of inter-industry relationships and skills as well as a history of business strategy development, business management, team building, training and development, engineering standards and much more.
Displaying a proactive nature, when Mick isn’t at work he enjoys cycling, badminton and walking.
Serving in the Army for over 25 years before joining Linbrooke as the HSEQ Manager, Craig has provided patriotic services, training and effective HSEQ supervision for civilians and military members alike. Currently supporting the rail division, he efficiently manages the health and safety of Linbrooke’s activities, ensuring that the legal compliances and relevant procedures are correctly implemented, reviewed and improved. Placing high emphasis on the value of proactive safety, Craig is a firm advocate of progressive competence development and comprehensive mentoring and monitoring to ensure that our teams strive to become “measurably safer with every shift.
With over 25 years of experience managing multi-disciplined rail projects, Damian specialises in signalling and advanced railway systems engineering. Joining Linbrooke in May 2014 as the Managing Director of the Linbrooke Design Services branch, Damian has brought his global experience back home. With previous positions such as Project Delivery Director for CH2M Hill, Divisional Manager of the Taiwan Transportation Division and Asia Pacific Practice Manager on Light Rail, Damian is capable of providing design solutions tailored to a wide variety of situations and areas. From 2006, he also undertook a 2.5 year secondment to a senior engineering and management post on the East London Line Project where he was responsible for Designated Project Engineer duties for all systems engineering aspects of the work. These included Signalling, Telecoms, Traction Power, Electrical and Mechanical Systems, High Voltage Power and Low Voltage Power.
When he isn’t working or training to be a pilot, Damian is a keen musician who loves playing his guitar and spending time with his family.
Ian is an enthusiastic Engineer with a proven record of successfully managing small to large, multi-disciplined telecommunications projects. His railway career began in the British Rail Area S&T Engineer’s office in Doncaster where he then moved on to the project office in York to become a part of the privatisation of British Rail. This included the transition through BRT, Racal and finally to Thales. A change of direction saw Ian’s next move take him to the Siemens Project Office where he spent 6 years before finally becoming a part of the Linbrooke team in 2010. With management skills underpinned by a first class knowledge of railway support systems, Ian currently heads up Linbrooke’s bids and tenders activities across telecoms, power, signalling and the supporting civil engineering disciplines.
Weekends see Ian in his garage working on his collection of vintage tractors or out and about on road-runs.
Studying Mechanical Engineering, Mike graduated from university in 2000 with an impressive first class degree and the healthy drive to continue with his success. Beginning his career at First Engineering – he worked solidly for 4 years on minor signalling renewals and enhancement works before moving to Rhodar, asbestos specialists, for 2 years, and eventually Westinghouse Rail Systems, which later became Invensys and then Siemens – where he worked for the past 8 years.
Joining Linbrooke in October 2015 as the Regional Director for Scotland, Mike has already led a number of high profile projects, including the Edinburgh Waverley Infrastructure Enhancements (EWIE), Airdrie to Bathgate and Linked Improvements (A2B), the London Victoria Line Upgrade (VLU) and the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP). He also mobilised and led Siemens’ successful bidding and tender process for the prominent Thameslink Key Output 2 programme.
With his collection of animals and love of sports, Mike enjoys spending time outdoors, keeping fit and relaxing with his family.
Having commenced his career as trainee QS with French Kier, Geoff has 38 years working experience of the construction and engineering sectors and working with contractors and consultants across a broad range of technical services contracts.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building and has managed commercial strategies for procurement pre and post contract commercial management and claims in relation to most sized projects. He has also been employed in specialist consulting throughout the UK and overseas organisations and has expert knowledge in client side project management.
Geoff currently holds responsibility for commercial strategy across Linbrooke’s various operating divisions and his deep professional knowledge and particular experience, involvement and expertise in connection with emergent SMEs underpins his enthusiasm for all related matters.
Outside of the office Geoff remains an enthusiastic yet ‘diminishingly’ capable sportsman, and is a keen supporter of several local causes.
Graduating from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in Business Administration, David Clarke began his career in 1995 as an Assistant Manager for First Leisure PLC.
Continuing to work in a variety of management positions, David joined the rail industry in 2001 as Jasmin Plc’s Business Development Manager where he was key in selling Jasmin’s Customer Information System (CIS) into Northern Rail and Chiltern Rail. He moved on to become the Business Development Manager for Funkwerk in 2004 where he worked as an account manager for Network Rail, responsible for their timetable planning software. Alongside developing their CIS business, he also successfully introduced Funkwerk’s CIS system into the UK.
Joining Telent in 2007 as the Business Development Manager, David was responsible for successfully developing their TOC business, advancing Telent to become the UK’s largest supplier of TOC maintenance. Progressing through the position of Account Director and on to Sales Director, he helped further develop the long term key business growth within the UK rail market, planning all sales and marketing activity. Leaving Telent in 2016, David brought his expertise to Linbrooke to become our Business Development Director.
In his free time, he enjoys property renovation and attending football matches with his 2 sons.