Lydia’s Head of Capability and Skills Development for Network Rail. Lydia leads a team who are focused on seeking out and developing the future, emerging, and existing talent for the railway industry. Lydia’s passionate and committed to increasing the number of women working within the organization and within the sector. With a varied background in technical recruitment, generalist and strategic HR, Lydia’s uses creative and innovative approaches to everything she does, challenging behaviours and what’s gone before, to make positive strides to a better and more equal future for all. Lydia considers the impact and opportunity of every decision she makes, outside her team, business and across the wider industry. She sits on the Routes into Rail board, contributing to collective industry leadership to increase the profile of rail, bringing in new people, skills and opportunities for all.