Rail Positive Relations

Rupert Brennan Brown

Politically astute and strategic communicator, specialising in reputational transformation. I help businesses build positive relationships with the media, customers, suppliers and stakeholders.


Core Competencies

  • Over 30 years’ experience

    as a communications specialist in the transport sector

  • Work with Board & Executive teams

    to develop and enhance core messages

  • Excellent contacts across Britain’s railway

    and with key industry stakeholders

  • Team-player

    who works collaboratively with internal colleagues

  • Strongly focused

    on meeting the needs of customers and supply chain partners

  • Proven ability

    to take an idea from conception to delivery, at pace

  • Expert in managing stakeholder and press events

    as well as social and print media

  • Happy to get my hands dirty

    so the job gets successfully delivered

NED & Advisory Roles

  • Board member

    Rail Forum & Railway Children Trading Ltd

  • Advisor

    Railway Ball, Rail Aid, Transport Benevolent Fund and Rail Benevolent Fund

What they say...

  • Christian Wolmar

    Writer & Broadcaster

    "Rupert is one of the best rail industry PRs in the business. I have worked with him for 25 years and he has been very helpful on numerous occasions. He understands how to build up trust with media people and to develop relationships which are fruitful for both sides. He is extremely knowledgeable and is always able to provide useful background."

  • Elaine Clark

    CEO, Rail Forum

    “Rupert is one of the most well-connected people in the rail industry; he knows everyone that matters! Equally importantly he can make those critical connections that are so important in the world of public affairs and politics”.

  • David Fletcher

    Director of City Development & Growth, Derby City Council

    “Rupert proved himself to be invaluable in our task of making the case for Derby in relation to the national competition to secure the HQ of Great British Railways. He offered a unique combination of in-depth rail sector knowledge, an enviable little black book of senior rail industry connections and the ability and personality to be a highly effective (and persuasive) ambassador for the city. And I have to add that to round it all off, he is absolutely great fun to work with too! Just the sort of individual you want on the team.”

  • Rufus Boyd

    Programme Director Passenger & Freight Services, GBRTT

    “Rupert supported a series of regional roundtable events we held with business leaders in the rail supply chain through spring 2023. He independently chaired these events and facilitated lively debates that met all our hoped for outcomes.”

Some of those I've worked with...