Loraine Martins, Vice-Chair

Loraine Martins

Loraine joined Network Rail in 2012 as its first Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and in her role leads on making the rail industry a more open, diverse and inclusive business. Network Rail is responsible for the rail infrastructure, which includes engineering, the maintenance of tracks and flagship stations like Kings Cross. It has 34,000 staff throughout the UK.

Loraine is a director of her own business - Merit Works, a management consultancy that offers expertise on strategic leadership, diversity and inclusion and organisational change. Her consultancy has worked with global businesses including BP and Arup, particularly in South Africa.

Before setting up her own business, Loraine led two priority areas, equality and inclusion and employment and skills, in the construction of the Olympic Park, infrastructure, venues and facilities for London 2012, for which she has been awarded an MBE.

Loraine joined Trust for London in February 2008. She is Vice Chair of Trustees, Chair of Fleet Grants Committee and Vice Chair of Nominations Committee.