Richard Harper

Associate Director
Richard Harper

Richard has over 25 years’ experience developing and delivering solutions in rail sector operations, revenue and cost efficiency. Richard’s strengths include strategy and planning, commercial and funding, service delivery, timetables and performance across public transport modes.

Richard joined Steer after 17 years working for train operators and TOC owning groups. He gained extensive rail bidding experience in leadership roles, including Bid Director (Wales & Borders), and leading timetable and rolling stock teams for the successful Northern and London Overground bids (2014/5). Richard was a key member of Chiltern Railways’ business development team, promoting and delivering the unique Evergreen enhancements, including the Oxford line.

At Steer, Richard leads a portfolio of Rail team projects such as P-Rep assurance, rail investment cases, operational performance review and delivery of contract obligations for clients in the UK and worldwide.

Articles and insights by this expert

25 May 2023

Rail investment in Manchester

Yet another milestone demonstrating growing momentum for rail investment in Manchester. Back in 2020, the consequences of the May 2018...

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15 Feb 2023

Developing projects with an eye to the future

The recent works to expand Banbury depot is great news and also offers a great lesson in project development with the future in mind....

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14 Feb 2023

...and then there's statistics

Last week's Bradshaw Address by the Secretary of State was widely covered, but I confess something made me uneasy - and I couldn't work...

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08 Feb 2023

Reflecting on the Bradshaw Address

The anticipation was palpable ahead of this year's Bradshaw Address, expectations were high that Secretary of State for Transport Mark...

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17 Jan 2023

Sharing knowledge and experience from the Manchester Recovery Task Force

I'm excited to be heading to York this Thursday to talk to the CIRO about the work of the Manchester Recovery Task Force.  It's a hybrid...

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