Our judging panel is made up of a selection of industry experts.
Judges for RailStaff Awards 2019 will be announced soon.
Glynis Appelbe joined the G&W UK/Europe region in March 2016 as HR Director – UK/Europe/Middle East.
Prior to G&W UK/Europe she was the Head of HR for a FTSE listed global diversified mining company, Eurasian Natural Resources (‘ENRC’) PLC, spanning Europe, South America, Africa and Kazakhstan. Prior to RNRC she spent 16 years working in financial services related environments in subsidiaries of Barclays, ABN Amro and Hitachi Capital.
Ms Appelbe earned a business degree from University of Limerick, Ireland and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
Joined Westermo in 2005 starting as an Area Sales Manager with the geographical area being North of the UK.
In 2008 my role changed to Infrastructure Sales manager working mainly for the Rail Sector but also having responsibility for Highways and transport in general.
During this period I have been developing the rail business for Westermo by building brand awareness performing various activities such as joining and taking part in industry focus and networking groups, developing the Westermo annual rail event, collaborating and forming partnerships with Key companies within the rail sector, working with Network Rail to gain product acceptance for the Westermo products.
Ruth Busby, is the HR Director at Great Western Railway (GWR) responsible for leading the people agenda during a significant period of transformation. Ruth joined GWR in March 2018, from the Atomic Weapons Establishment, where she had been both Head of Transformation and Head of HR. Ruth also has senior management experience in Higher Education, and the Civil Service, where she started her career in policy development. A qualified coach, Ruth also has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in employee relations, diversity, leading organisational change, policy and employee reward.
Ruth was appointed CEO of Samaritans in August 2015. She initially trained as a Registered General Nurse but has spent the majority of her career in public health roles, following a degree in Social Policy from University of Warwick and a Master’s degree in Health Promotion from the University of Ulster. Ruth was the founding Director of the Community Development and Health Network, a charitable membership network committed to addressing inequalities in health and wellbeing in Northern Ireland. Prior to joining Samaritans, Ruth was CEO of Relate and previously held senior executive leadership roles at Rethink, Alzheimer’s Society and Scope.
Ruth is a volunteer at the Bexley and Dartford branch of Samaritans. She has been a Trustee of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts since November 2015 and was a Commissioner on the NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission.
Tyler LeMay is the Managing Director of Land Sheriffs, a private security and safeguarding specialist organisation in the rail sector.
Starting the business in 2005 with his father, Tyler began working on the ground and was soon responsible for the operational delivery, staff, fleet and finance within the business.
In 2010, after a successful period of growth, he was appointed operations director and was responsible for the operational strategy and delivery, but also still oversaw the finances, fleet and staff.
In 2014 Tyler was appointed the MD of Land Sheriffs, responsible for all departments within the business and also leading the strategic direction and shaping the future of the business.
He has built upon company's strength and reputation, becoming a multi award winning, industry leading security and safeguarding specialist organisation.
In 2017 with over 13 years’ experience of running a successful business within security and rail industry, Tyler is now part of industry boards to help promote and drive industry best practice and change in both the security and rail sectors.