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Matt, from York, is the incoming chief operating officer at Northern. He will take over from Tricia Williams, who is moving on to be the managing director. Matt joined Network Rail as a management trainee and has worked in various roles in the UK and Middle East. Tricia Williams, the incoming managing director of Northern, has praised Matt’s knowledge of the UK rail network and his commitment to improving the colleague experience. In his new role, Matt will be responsible for all Northern service and engineering functions, with the goal of providing a reliable service for customers. Matt is excited about joining Northern and is focused on creating a positive workplace culture and delivering great rail services in the North of England. Northern operates 2,500 services a day to over 500 stations in the North of England.