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Who we are

Global Rail Construction Ltd is a Principal Contractor and a leading UK provider of design and build services to clients in the rail and transportation sector.

Our team

Global Rail Construction’s operation is led by a group of dedicated UK rail industry professionals who bring together a wide range of skills and experience that provide clients with the best possible solution.

Teamring Marco Lombardelli

Marco Lombardelli MIRSE, MA

Managing Director

Marco is Managing Director of Global Rail Construction and co-owner of the Global Infrastructure Group.

He has held senior level roles within his previous appointments and has over thirty years’ experience within the railway industry, fifteen of which have been dedicated to the strategic development, successful implementation and long-term sustainability of the business.

He is also a railway signalling professional with extensive experience in strategic planning, project delivery, engineering, professional development and testing and commissioning specifically within mainline, metro and London Underground’s railway infrastructures.

Teamring Ivan-Holloway

Ivan Holloway


Ivan is a Director of Global Rail Construction and co-owner of the Global Infrastructure Group of Companies.

Ivan has held senior level roles within his previous appointments and has over twenty five years’ experience within the railway, telecom, construction and engineering industries, fifteen of which have been dedicated to the strategic development, successful implementation and long-term sustainability of the business.

A dedicated professional with extensive experience within strategic planning, project delivery, engineering, construction and professional development with specific experience delivering multi-disciplinary projects in the rail, telecoms, construction and engineering sectors.

Teamring Jim Cuell

Jim Cuell

Commercial Director

Joining Global Rail Construction in May 2005, Jim was appointed Commercial Director in 2008 and has been a key member of the senior management team throughout this time.

He is able to draw on his extensive previous experience, over twenty years, gained in the utilities and rail sector and is responsible for the accounts department and all commercial functions across the business.

Teamring sean-donaghey

Sean Donaghey MBA, BSc (Hons)

Operations Director

Sean’s role involves managing at both a strategic and operational level to ensure key objectives and responsibilities are implemented successfully throughout the organisation

A qualified engineer and manager, Sean has over 30 years’ experience in the rail and construction industries, and will provide Global Rail Construction with the valuable capability of delivering complex, multi-disciplinary engineering projects.

He has worked across a range of engineering disciplines in challenging environments, consistently demonstrating strong management skills to successfully lead teams and ensure key responsibilities are met in full.

Career highlights include the strategic planning and delivery of all M&E, E&P and telecoms services across Volker Fitzpatrick Ltd’s rail division and coordinating the design and development of a £30m station roof replacement project, for May Gurney Ltd.

Teamring Don Osborn

Don Osborn

Bids & Procurement Director

Don has over thirty-five years’ experience within the rail and construction industry and has been part of the Global Rail Construction’s team since 2006.

Don’s experience and knowledge of both permanent way and civil construction has allowed him to deliver a large range of projects on both mainline and metro, including the delivery of the new track and civils at St Pancras Station as part of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Project. He also has over ten years experience delivering major projects with London Underground.

Don was appointed to his current position in 2014 as the principal head for our tendering, procurement, planning and resourcing functions.

Teamring David Vine

David Vine BEng (Hons), MIStructE CEng, MCIArb

Principle Design Manager

David has been directly responsible for our internal civil and structural engineering department over the past eight years. He has held this level of responsibility previously, with over thirty-five years’ experience with well-known consulting engineers, such as Sir Frederick Snow & Partners and Capita Symonds.

David also has considerable experience with the telecoms sector and was responsible for the design of over 4,000 base-stations for mobile phone operators, including transmission high sites.

Teamring Para Pratheeb

Para Pratheeb BSc (Eng), MBA, ACMA

Finance Manager

Para is a highly experienced accountant and has been responsible for the overall financial management of Global Rail Construction Ltd since 2010.

He has over twelve years of experience in financial management accounting and has held many senior positions in the construction industry and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Teamring PeterColeman

Peter Coleman

Head of Compliance

Peter has over twenty-five years’ experience within the rail industry, across mainline, mass transit and light rail Infrastructures and has previously held senior positions directly responsible for quality, health and safety and environmental.

Peter is a health and safety professional and joined Global Rail Construction in 2003. He is currently head of compliance for the business with direct responsibility for developing and maintaining our company policies and management systems to comply fully with national and international standards.

Global Infastructure Group
Global Rail Construction
Units 18-20
The IO Centre
Hatfield Business Park
Hearle Way
AL10 9EW
+44 (0) 870 990 4074
Registered in England 04272798