Towards a more efficient rail sector: the role of the ORR


  • 01/11/2012
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Speaker: Richard Price, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Rail Regulation

Chair and Commentator: Adrian Shooter, Former Chairman, Chiltern Railways

Following the McNulty report, the rail industry is under increased pressure to improve efficiency. This lecture will cover ways of making the railways more self-sustaining, evaluating to what extent rail can learn from other regulated sectors, and examine whether it needs to be so different.

The Beesley Lectures are a series of eight annual lectures covering regulated industries in the UK. The lectures are held in memory of Professor Michael Beesley, who was a leading architect of the British  system of utility regulation and a Managing Trustee of the Institute ofEconomic Affairs. He founded the series in 1991 and organised them until his death in 1999.

Taking place every Thursday between 20th September and 8th November this year, the events will begin with registration at 6.30pm at the Institute of Directors. Delegates are encouraged to network over refreshments until 7pm, when the lecture will commence. An industry-leading speaker will address the audience for one hour and a specialist will give a short response before handing over to the floor for further discussion. Each lecture will end at 8.45pm with refreshments.

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In association with:The School of Social Sciences, City University London