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Claire Ruggiero

UK Rail Operations Director
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Claire's Story

What is your role at Ricardo?

I am the UK Rail Operations Director and member of the DEI Council. I also Chair the Rail Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Forum.

What does your average day here look like?

My work is to ensure the sustainable growth of the UK Rail business. Therefore, we need to hire and retain the best talent so DEI is critical. The DEI Council is a way to embed DEI into the fabric of Ricardo and ensure we are doing everything we can to support and grow diverse teams.

What do you look forward to at work?

Working with great people and delivering great work to customers. In DEI I am continually learning more about the challenges and barriers that I was not previously aware of and being more mindful of others. 

Are you proud to work at Ricardo?

I am proud to be part of such a great team in UK Rail, Ricardo and the DEI Council.

What was you or your team’s latest achievement and how was it celebrated?

We had a very successful 2022 and we celebrated with an offsite event and an awards ceremony. We played Crystal Maze and socialised with a barbeque. It was a fantastic day and great to celebrate our collective success.

What do you most enjoy about working with your team?

I always look for opportunities to help my team bring out their day job and look to support the DEI Council or affinity group activities.