David Waboso is Director Of Capital Programmes at London Underground, where he is accountable for delivering the biggest upgrade in LU's history, comprising over £1 billion in investment in new trains and infrastructure per year.
In addition, since 2016 David has been Network Rail's Managing Director of Digital Railway, with responsibility for projects including boosting the use of digital signalling and train control technologies through the Digital Railway Programme.
An internationally renowned chartered engineer and project manager, David's career has seen him work on large scale infrastructure programmes for some of the world's most prestigious engineering and consulting firms.
He moved into railway engineering in the 1990s, starting on the Docklands Light Railway, where in 1996 he was awarded first prize as UK Project Manager Of The Year. He was subsequently recruited to the Jubilee Line Extension to take charge of completion of the trains and signalling systems in time for its Millennium opening.
During his career, David has advised governments and agencies around the world on Railway Strategy. He was the UK representative on the European Rail Agency, before becoming Director Technical at the UK's Strategic Rail Authority, where he led multi-billion Pound cross-industry programmes; he was also a non-executive director of the Rail Safety And Standards Board. David became President of CoMet (the international organisation of Metros) in 2007, working to share and benchmark best practice.
David is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution Of Railway Signal Engineers, and the Association For Project Management.
David has a passion for training and education of engineers and has served on committees that promote the teaching of STEM subjects in schools across the UK, and promotes opportunities for people of all backgrounds to realise their full potential in engineering and related professions. He speaks regularly to the media and radio/TV on engineering matters.
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