Meet the Team
RTI are able to field some of the most qualified and experienced rail training professionals, in addition to our associate resource that includes internationally recognised experts in Non-Technical Skills and learning design for adults in a vocational setting.
The core RTI training team, as a minimum, will hold;
Dr Andrew Russell
With over forty years in the railway industry, including roles as Head of Learning and Development in both London Underground and Network Rail, I joined RTI in 2004 and took over ownership of the business in 2007.
Head of Training & Competence
I have 11 years of service with RTI as a training consultant, senior training consultant and my current position as the Head of Training and Competence.
I have 14 years of service with RTI using experience in electrical & electronic engineering and multi-discipline IT skills to maintain company IT systems and support simulator technicians when required.
Simulator Maintenance Team & Accounts Manager
I have 15 years of service with RTI utilising experience in electrical and mechanical engineering, IT, and electronics to fault find to component level.
Train Driver Training Driver Simulator Engineer & Deputy IT Manager
6 years of service with RTI utilising experience in electrical engineering, IT, and electronics to fault find to component level.
Michele Spurdle (PGCE, MA)
I have held the position of Accounts Manager at RTI since 2007.
I’m an Apprentice Training Consultant (Traction & Rolling Stock).
I joined RTI in September 2022, after having previously worked as a level 3 service engineer for Southeastern Railway.
Starting as a mechanical apprentice with the National Coal Board at Tilmanstone Colliery.
My role encompasses the delivery of various training packages and skills assessments.