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Dr. Graham Smith P.

Manager: Business Reformation, Cost Transformation - Parts and Vehicle Logistics Division

Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd

Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd

Background Information

Employment History

Planning Director


Toyota PLC

Order of the British Empire


Coborn School

Coopers' Company

Hull University

University of Hull


Business Administration
Manchester Business School

Masters Degree
Trinity College

Web References (169 Total References)

Welsh rail freight enhancements list

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Graham Smith, EWS Planning Director and Chairman of the Rail Freight Operators Association, said: "The rail freight operators have devised a series of schemes that would benefit from inclusion in the Department for Transport's announcements this summer in respect to rail freight in Wales.

Albany Smith

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Graham Smith joined the railway industry in 1978 as a management trainee.

Graham Smith
Graham Smith After jobs in railway operations in the London area, he joined the freight sector of British Rail in 1983.
In 1996, following privatisation, Graham was appointed Planning Director for English, Welsh & Scottish Railway (EWS). Following the acquisition of EWS by Deutsche Bahn AG, Graham became the Planning Director for DB Schenker (UK) Rail Ltd. (DBSR).
During his career Graham has led research into improving efficiency in the rail industry, which formed a major input into the Office of Rail Regulation's conclusions on freight track access charging. In the last two years he has led further strategic and detailed work on freight track access charges and freight's role in the rail industry structure.
He has appeared before the House of Commons Transport Committee on a number of occasions and also appeared before the Crossrail committee and a Public Inquiry into a Railfreight terminal.
Besides strategic and business planning, Graham's responsibilities at DBSR included the strategic and contractual relationship with Network Rail and DBSR's relationship with the Office of Rail Regulation and the Department for Transport.
Graham worked on the development of the Strategic Freight Network and various initiatives to enable freight trains to use High Speed 1. He was a contributor to the rail industry's Planning Ahead strategy and the 'Manifesto for Rail Freight Growth published by the Rail Freight Operators' Association (RFOA) and the Rail Freight Group (RFG).
Graham was the Chairman of the RFOA and joint Chairman of the Rail Industry Steering Group. He is also a member of the Railway Heritage Committee. Graham is a member of the Freight Transport Association's Rail Freight Council and is a director of RFG.
In 2009 Graham set up Albany Smith Management Limited to provide advice on rail and rail freight issues. After leaving DB Schenker Rail (UK) in early 2010 he advised DBSR and the Department for Transport on a range of issues and is currently advising Network Rail on cross-industry efficiencies.
During 2010 and 2011 Graham has been providing advice to the Rail Value For Money Study and is currently Secretary of the Rail Delivery Group. He continues to advice on a wide range of issue to a variety of rail clients
Graham was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours List, for services to the rail freight industry.
He was educated at the Coopers' Company and Coborn School, and Hull University where he read History and Politics.

Albany Smith Management Ltd

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Albany Smith Management Limited, trading as Albany Rail, was set up by Graham Smith in 2010 to provide advice on rail and transport issues.

Graham Smith
Graham Smith Graham has worked in the rail industry for 36 years on strategic, financial and change management as well as project development and implementation. He has worked closely with the Department for Transport, Office of Rail Regulation, Transport Scotland, Transport for London and the European Commission.
Graham has considerable experience in both the passenger and rail industries through his work as Director General of the Rail Delivery Group, contributing to the McNulty Rail Value for Money Study and an extensive career in rail freight most recently as Planning Director for DB Schenker Rail (UK) Ltd.
Graham was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 New Year's Honours List for services to the Rail Freight Industry. He was appointed a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in 2012.

WIG Previous Events - The Whitehall & Industry Group

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Evening Briefing: Graham Smith, Managing Director, Toyota Europe


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Graham Smith

Graham Smith
Senior Vice-President, External Affairs, Toyota Motor Europe . Graham Smith graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in the United Kingdom, with a Masters Degree in Economics. He subsequently gained a Diploma in Business Administration from Manchester Business School. Graham joined Toyota (GB) PLC in 1993 as a Regional General Manager, was subsequently appointed Marketing Director in May 1994 and promoted to the position of Managing Director on 1 January 1996. He was appointed Senior Vice-President, Toyota Motor Europe, responsible for External Affairs on 1 July 2006. Concurrently he also assumed the new role of Managing Director, Toyota Motor Europe London Office, coordinating efforts in Governmental and External Affairs specifically for the UK market. Prior to joining Toyota (GB) PLC, Graham held a number of senior Sales and Marketing positions with Ford Motor Company. In January 2003, Graham was invited to Chair the newly established UK Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) and continues to hold this position. The LowCVP is a partnership of around 250 organisations who are stakeholders at the forefront of initiatives to reduce carbon emissions from road vehicles. Members include representatives of vehicle manufacturers and fuels companies, environmental organisations, road user groups, academic and government bodies. The LowCVP develops initiatives to promote the sale and supply of low carbon vehicles and fuels and provides input and advice on Government policy. The organisation also provides a forum for partners to share knowledge and information. On 1 January 2007, Graham was appointed for a two year term as President of the UK Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). He is also a Vice-President of the UK Institute of the Motor Industry. On 1 January 2008 in the UK he was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's New Year Honours for Services to the Automotive Industry.

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