The alliance senior management team will be headed by Tim Shoveller
Tim began his career working as a train guard at Guildford, and his 20-year railway career has included senior management positions at Virgin Trains and Eurostar.
More recently, he headed up the East Midlands Trains franchise for four years, before moving onto become Managing Director of South West Trains in January 2012.
added: "The creation of this joint alliance provides a real opportunity to deliver an even better service for our passengers, and we have already had a very positive response to this new way of working.
Our focus now will be on leading and supporting our 6,000 employees and managers who play a critical role in the delivery of our train services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Together we will develop a collaborative way of working through the alliance and deliver a great train service for our passengers."
The senior management team has more than 200 years' experience in the UK rail industry covering train service delivery, rail infrastructure management and train fleet manufacturing and includes:
oManaging Director - Tim Shoveller