Karl Gilmore DL

September 7, 2023

Karl Gilmore DL

Karl Gilmore joined Transport for Wales in April 2018 as Rail Infrastructure Director, responsible for delivering the South Wales Metro programme and other infrastructure projects across Wales. An advocate for all things positive, ranging from Executive Champion for ED&I, Armed Forces Champion, STEM Ambassador and sponsor of the Building Futures Pathways programme.  In short, if it helps others and creates a platform to support underrepresented groups in society, Karl is eager to help.

He joined TfW from Network Rail, where he held the role as Senior Programme Manager delivering a wide portfolio of construction projects, along with overhead line equipment in support of the South Wales electrification programme.  In his earlier rail career Karl delivered complex track renewals, along with various enhancement schemes country wide.

Prior to joining the railway in 2011, Karl achieved the rank of Warrant Officer Class 2 as a logistician in the Royal Logistic Corps, British Army, where he was responsible for the planning, co-ordination and control of military movement on deployments worldwide.

Karl is a trustee at The Buchanan Trust, a not-for-profit veteran’s charity that builds and provides affordable Almshouse accommodation, assisting veterans with their transition from military to civilian life.  Karl is also an ambassador for Project RECCE CIC, a registered charity delivering pathways into construction courses for veterans and service leavers.

Married to an incredibly supportive wife and a father of two beautiful girls.

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