Serco Middle East managing director, Wallace Weatherill.
Serco Middle East Appoints New Managing Director
Wallace Weatherill has been appointed as managing director of Serco Middle East in a role that will include spearheading the operations of Dubai Metro - the largest automated transport system in the region, as well as the Emirate's tram system.
Wallace has worked in the Middle East rail industry for over 6 years, firstly mobilising the North-South high-speed passenger Railway in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
He re-joins the company having previously served as Serco’s Director for Rail in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With almost 20 years dedicated experience in the operations of critical rail systems in both the UK and the Middle East.
Prior to his overseas appointments, Wallace led passenger railway businesses in the United Kingdom for London & South Eastern Railway ("Southeastern"), London Commuter Railway and London Midland. Wallace also brings his infrastructure management experience gained with the UK infrastructure operator Network Rail from 1999 to 2006.
Announcing the appointment, Phil Malem, CEO of Serco Middle East, said: "I am delighted to see Wallace return to Serco Middle East at a globally challenging time. He has a strong level of expertise that will help navigate our business in the rail sector and continue to provide a high standard of service to our clients as well as the citizens and residents of the UAE. I am confident that Wallace will be an asset to our team and will continue Serco’s award-winning delivery of service across the RTA transport systems."
Wallace added: "My vision is to build on the success that has already been achieved by the RTA and Serco on the operations of the iconic RTA rail transit systems in Dubai. We must also integrate the new Red Line Extension in a seamless way, unlocking new journey opportunities and building the resilience required to welcome the increase of passengers. Serco’s aim to empower nationals within our business will continue; our people are our assets and at Serco, we are all proud to be delivering essential services to the UAE."