Andrew BarrGroup CEO +
Andrew BarrGroup CEO
Andrew Barr is Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi, Ltd., and Group CEO of Hitachi Rail, a global, full-service provider of rail services and products, with a presence in 30 countries and over 14,000 colleagues.
Starting his career in rail in 1990 with London Underground Limited, Andrew held posts with UK train operator GNER, at Bombardier Transportation and with the Strategic Rail Authority.
He has worked for Hitachi for seventeen years, joining as Head of Maintenance Delivery and later COO at Hitachi Rail Europe, and then following acquisition, CEO of Ansaldo STS, based in Italy. Andrew returned to the UK in 2019 to take up his current role as Group CEO of Hitachi Rail.
Andrew holds a BSc (Hons.) in Manufacturing Technology and Management from Brunel University and is a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Noriharu AmiyaDeputy CEO and Japan +
Noriharu AmiyaDeputy CEO and Japan
Noriharu Amiya is Deputy CEO and Head of Japan.
He joined Hitachi, Ltd. in 1992 and joined the rail business in 2015 as Integration Director, before becoming COO and CDO.
Most recently, he was General Manager of the Management Planning Office Strategy Planning Division.
Noriharu graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering, Musashi Institute of Technology.
Christian AndiHead of Rail Control +
Christian AndiHead of Rail Control
Christian Andi is Head of Rail Control at Hitachi Rail and is responsible for ensuring business development, sales, and project execution in the EMEA region.
Throughout his time at Hitachi Rail (previously Ansaldo STS) he has held the positions, Chief Operations Officer (COO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Senior Vice-President of the Standard Processes, Quality and IT Services function.
Before joining Hitachi Rail (previously Ansaldo STS), Christian worked as Chief Restructuring Officer and Head of Controlling at a Milan-based company producing electronic equipment.
He started his career in 1998 between Chicago and Milan office of Arthur Andersen S.p.A., serving corporate customers belonging to the Industrial sector with audit services and Risk and Process improvement consultancy activities.
Christian graduated in Economics and Business from the University of Genoa, Italy.
Bruce CampbellGeneral Counsel +
Bruce CampbellGeneral Counsel
Bruce Campbell was appointed General Counsel of Hitachi Rail in June 2021. He is responsible for leading the global Legal & Compliance team, and for providing strategic legal counsel to the CEO and senior leadership team.
Bruce joined Hitachi Rail from General Electric, where he spent 18 years in various business units including Power, Water, and Renewable Energy. He spent five years in Sub Saharan Africa as the General Counsel of GE Africa, and four years in Paris as the General Counsel of GE’s Grid Solutions business. He has worked as an in-house lawyer in multinational industrial companies for most of his career.
A native of Zimbabwe, Bruce has lived in the UK since 1994 and is a Solicitor admitted to practice in England and Wales. He holds law degrees from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, USA.
Tim ColesChief Information Officer +
Tim ColesChief Information Officer
Starting his career as a Mechanical and Production Design Engineer in the automotive world, Tim transitioned over to IT and Security working for the UK Government in Communications.
He then went on to work for the Volkswagen Group for 8 years in various roles including the Head of IT for Cosworth Technology and Head of Security for VW UK. Before joining JCB Construction as their Head of IT/Group CIO for more than 10 years. Here he standardised processes, systems and globalised their IT and Cyber Security functions, whilst also introducing many new IT and IoT solutions throughout the company, including spearheading the introduction of telematics into the product range, now known as JCBLiveLink.
Just before joining Hitachi Rail in 2019, Tim spent 3 years as Group CIO in the fast moving electrical distribution company Premier Farnell.
Antonio ColucciaChief Financial Officer +
Antonio ColucciaChief Financial Officer
Before being appointed to CFO in April 2022, Antonio was General Manager, Finance & Management Controlling for Hitachi Rail.
He joined the company in 2001 as Head of Management Control and Special Projects, and in 2017 was appointed CFO of Hitachi Rail Ltd.
Antonio has extensive background in the manufacturing industry. Prior to joining Hitachi Rail, Antonio worked as Financial Director of BU Engine IVECO S.P.A., as Head of Divisional Controlling of ERIDANIA S.P.A. and General Management staff for strategic planning activities of FINCANTIERI S.P.A.
Antonio has a Degree in Business Economics from Trieste University, a Masters in “Management Accounting from INSEAD Business School and was Subject Matter Expert in Management Accounting (Finmeccanica Faculty - Rome).
Cristiano CrinisioBusiness Transformation +
Cristiano CrinisioBusiness Transformation
Cristiano Crinisio was appointed Head of Business Transformation of Hitachi Rail in April 2022.
Joining Hitachi Rail (previously Ansaldo STS) in 2010, he has held a number of positions throughout the organisation, including Head of Integrated Management System, Head of Process Standardisation and Improvement, Principal Program Manager and Head of Project Management Office within the Railways & Mass Transit Business Unit, Head of STS CEO Office.
His started his career in 2002 at Alitalia Airlines Group and he went on to work at Alenia Aeronautica/Finmeccanica group and General Electric Oil & Gas throughout 2004 – 2010.
Cristiano has a Master’s Degree with honours in Management Engineering at the University of Naples “Federico II”, an international certificate in General Management by SDA Bocconi and Wharton University of Pennsylvania, and is registered at the Order of Engineers of Naples - Italy.
Luca D’AquilaChief Operating Officer and Head of Vehicles +
Luca D’AquilaChief Operating Officer and Head of Vehicles
Luca D’Aquila is Chief Operating Officer and Head of Vehicles at Hitachi Rail.
He joined the company in 2010 as SVP Chief Financial Officer, Risk Mgmt., IT of the Italian business. Since then he has held the positions of Deputy Global CFO, SVP CFO, Risk Mgmt. & IT, before being promoted to Group CFO, in 2018.
Luca has extensive background in the manufacturing industry, prior to joining Hitachi Rail; Luca worked as Chief Financial Officer at BREDAMENARINIBUS S.P.A. and Head of Corporate Planning & Controlling at FINCANTIERI S.P.A.
He holds a degree in Business Economics from Federico II University, Naples, as well as a Masters in Finance and Management Controlling from Finmeccanica, Rome, 1991.
Giuseppe GaudielloThales Integration +
Giuseppe GaudielloThales Integration
Giuseppe Gaudiello is responsible for Thales Integration at Hitachi Rail.
Giuseppe has a broad range of experience leading teams across Ansaldo companies, starting his career at Ansaldo STS Segnalamento Ferroviario S.p.A as Manager of signalling system design. From there he worked in many managerial positions across signalling, procurement and delivery, from 1992, before becoming the Chairman of the Standard Platforms & Products Unit in 2011.
In 2013, Giuseppe was President of Railway & Mass Transit Business, before being appointed to Chief Technology Officer of Hitachi Rail (previously Ansaldo STS).
Giuseppe graduated in Electronic Engineering from the University of Naples (Italy).
Rob LuijtenChief Human Resources Officer +
Rob LuijtenChief Human Resources Officer
Rob Luijten is Chief Human Resources Officer at Hitachi Rail and works from our London Head Office.
Over the last 20 years, he has gained extensive knowledge in global HR leadership, business and digital transformation, and shaping inclusive purpose-led cultures.
He has worked for multiple companies across various industrial sectors, including plastics, food, automotive, oil and gas.
Tomoko YamashitaCEO Office +
Tomoko YamashitaCEO Office
Tomoko Yamashita is General Manager, CEO Office and joined Hitachi, Ltd. in 1999.
Tomoko’s career has been focused on global organisation and people transformation across various business industries including Information Technology, Power Systems, Building and Rail industries, and Hitachi corporate headquarters in Japan, US, the APAC region.
She has vast experience in corporate management including strategy planning, finance, and project management, plus more than 15 years experiences in global M&A.
Most recently, she worked as Head of Strategic Projects – Mobility , where she worked directly for Executive Vice President of Hitachi, Ltd. In this position, she led its global strategy and Hitachi’s environmental initiatives.
Tomoko graduated with a bachelor degree of business administration from Hokkaido University, Japan and graduated Hitachi’s future 50 talent program in 2022.
Ulderigo ZonaSafety, Health, Environment & Quality +
Ulderigo ZonaSafety, Health, Environment & Quality
Ulderigo Zona leads Safety, Health, Environment, Quality business unit at Hitachi Rail. His former position was SVP of the Supply Chain & Construction Unit and acting as SVP of HSE & Facility Management departments of Hitachi Rail STS.
From 2014, he was Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management, Construction & Maintenance departments. Under his leadership significant achievements were obtained such as the completion of driverless metro systems in Italy and Riyadh, as well as the creation of the Construction & Commissioning team for the first driverless freight transportation system in Australia.
In 2009 Ulderigo was Vice President of Construction & Commissioning department for the Transportation Solution Business Unit in Ansaldo STS, while from 2001 he was head of Construction and Commissioning department in ATSF. He was also appointed as Legal Employer for ATSF – position that he maintains until today. He joined Ansaldo in 1987 in the Signalling Division.
Ulderigo holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the “Federico II” University of Naples, Italy.