James Kenealey morson news
INDUSTRY NEWS | 4 MIN READ
Anna Delvecchio awarded prestigious award by the London Transport Museum
A long time associate of the business, Anna awarded her first ever contract to Morson while working at Railtrack
Morson would like to offer congratulations to Amey's Commercial Account Director and long-time associate of Morson, Anna Delvecchio, on her reciept of her unique recognition from the Rail Supply Group at the London Transport Museum.
Chairman of Network Rail and museum trustee Sir Peter Hendry and Rail Minister Andrew Jones unveiled a portrait of Anna at a Rail Supply Group reception, with her picture now hanging in the museum to inspire future generations of female engineers and transport professionals. She has also been made a patron of the London Transport Museum.
The prestigious accolade was presented in honour of Anna's working both in developing the Rail Sector Deal and her leading work promoting diversity and inclusion across the industry.
Speaking to the Swindon Advertiser, Chairman of Network Rail and museum trustee Sir Peter Hendry said "I am absolutely delighted for Anna and she fully deserves her place in history. We need more women in the transport profession. Her leading role in securing the Rail Sector Deal and promoting diversity and inclusion is an inspiration to all."
Anna's first role was as a buyer for Railtrack, with the first contract she ever awarded being to Morson Group. In 2018, she was a guest panellist at the Morson Diversity and Leadership Exchange held at Morson head office alongside Morson diversity ambassador and Northern Power Women CEO Simone Roche, Stonewall Client Account Manager Alex Rodick and Morson COO Adrian Adair.
Morson Managing Director Dr. Kevin Gorton said "I've known Anna for over 20 years now and we're delighted that she's received this recognition. It's been great to watch her career develop from the first time we worked with her back with Railtrack and she remains a good friend to both myself and Ged Mason. I'd like to offer my personal congratulations to her for this award and wish her all the best for the future."
Anna said "I remember those early days well! It's great to see Morson go from strength to strength as they celebrate 50 years. Congratulations to Ged, Kevin and the wider team. The late Gerry Mason would be very proud!"
Anna started her career journey as an engineering apprentice at just 15-years-old. By the age of 30 she had become Commercial Director for Amey RDG, a supplier of consulting and infrastructure support for clients including Transport for London. During a 20-year-long career, she has held a number of senior commercial and supply chain roles, including negotiating major upgrade contracts for Network Rail.
In 2018, she was awarded the Woman of the Year Award at the FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards, impressing the jury with her support for women across transport and logistics, supporting young women with professional and personal growth through workshops and working with organisations like the National Skills Academy for Rail.
Congratulations Anna from Ged, Kevin and the whole of Morson Group.