Alstom announces new Quality, Railway Safety and Performance Director

Posted On: 
13th January 2018

Alstom U.K. & Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of Maria Griffin as Quality, Railway Safety and Performance Director. 

Maria will be responsible for ensuring that Alstom’s products and services are of the highest quality and meet its extremely strict safety criteria. She will also oversee its operational functions units, including engineering, industrialisation, sourcing, supply chain and cyber-security. 

Maria started her career at Alstom 26 years ago. She joined as a mechanical engineering graduate, where she was the first female to work on an Alstom UK shop floor as part of the Alstom graduate training programme. 

She quickly rose through the ranks, becoming the youngest and only female Engineering Manager at the age of 29. Maria then moved into project management, both within rolling stock and signalling, eventually becoming Technical Director of Signalling. She then became Quality and Technical Safety Director in April 2017, before taking up her current post. 

Maria Griffin said: “I am delighted to be taking up my new role as Quality, Railway Safety and Performance Director as I embark on the next stage in my Alstom career. I am especially proud to have come from a graduate engineering trainee to Alstom’s Senior Management Team and look forward to beginning my work.” 

Maria is also part of the Alstom Leadership Programme.