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Kelly Barlow

Kelly Barlow

A HR professional working in industry for over 20 years. With a background in Occupational Psychology, Kelly is an engaging coach who is passionate about driving business performance through developing and enhancing the capability of organisations, individuals and teams. Kelly began her career as a Graduate Trainee at South West Trains and twelve years later took up her first board role as the HR Director.

Kelly has enjoyed a variety of generalist HR roles and specialised in internal communications and employee engagement. She has over eight years experience at Board level including, Deputy MD at South West Trains and has an exceptionally strong record in industrial relations, enjoying the challenge of a fast paced, commercial and ever changing work environment. Most recently, Kelly has spent the last two years in a Business Development Director role where she led a multi million pound rail franchise bid on behalf of Stagecoach, SNCF and Virgin in a joint venture arrangement bidding for the West Coast and HS2 franchise.

Kelly has an extensive network within the Rail industry and is an advocate for industry collaboration, she has participated in a number of industry activities including acting as the Chair of the Rail Industry’s HR Group and as a Non Executive Director for the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) where she and the rest of the board were instrumental in reshaping the company and recruiting a new senior team following a significant restructuring of the business.