The judges’ criteria included evaluating leadership style; influence in assisting business growth within the rail industry; outstanding personal contribution to the industry and an evidence based commitment to improving gender balance by actively supporting the employment and career development of women in rail.
Chie said: “I am very grateful to the rail industry for providing me with the platform to grow my professional career in an area I feel passionate about, while giving me the privilege to improve people’s daily lives. The industry has allowed me opportunities to work with some of the most remarkable, talented and enthusiastic individuals I could ever hope to meet.
"I try to generate confidence across the entire team by creating a culture of collaboration; enthusiastically developing great working relationships with clients and stakeholders, based on generating trust and clarity of communication. I also believe listening is a critical part of the process. Every rail related stakeholder I have met has been keen to be involved, eager to offer useful information, with a mutual interest and desire to achieve an improved and successful railway system.
"I look forward to maintaining my contribution to gender parity in the industry, based around meritocracy and opportunity.”
The Rail Business Awards celebrated twenty years of recognising excellence and innovation in the U.K. rail sector. 18 awards were presented, recognising a variety of achievements across all areas of rail business, from Customer Service Excellence to Sustainability & Environment Excellence, and Rail Engineer of the Future to encourage young career progression in the industry.