Richard Parry-Jones joined the Network Rail "board in March 2012 as chairman designate and was appointed Network Rail's non-executive chairman in July 2012. Richard joined Ford Motor Company as an apprentice before becoming group vice president Global Product Development and group chief technical officer.
"Currently he is a senior independent director of GKN Plc and Cosworth Group Holdings as well as being council member of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of Bangor University. He is pro-chancellor of Loughborough University and a visiting professor in the Faculty of Engineering. He also co-chairs, with Vince Cable, the UK Automotive Council. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Society of Statistical Science." 
Resources and articles
- Network Rail Board, organizational web page, accessed October 12, 2012.