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Jacques Damas

Jacques Damas, CEO

Jacques joined the SNCF Group in 1982, and held several senior roles including Chief Operational Officer for Eurostar. Having returned to SNCF in 2005, he was appointed to the SNCF Executive Committee in 2006 as COO and became Deputy General Manager in 2012. He then joined the Keolis Group in 2014 as Executive Director responsible for safety and security, operations and maintenance, sustainability and corporate responsibility policies. He was also representative of the European Railway Community (CER) from 2009 to 2013 and was a Director on the Board of Thalys from 2012 to 2020. He became CEO of Eurostar in October 2020.

Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams, General Secretary & Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer

Gareth joined Eurostar in 2011 from the UK Department for Transport (DfT), bringing with him 20 years' experience in UK government and an in-depth knowledge of the rail industry. Gareth heads up the Legal team and leads on the development and appraisal of Eurostar’s strategic choices and new business proposals, as well as all regulatory matters, working alongside other business functions to advise on issues affecting Eurostar where government legislation or industry regulation is involved. In addition, Gareth serves the Eurostar board as Company Secretary.

Franck Bareilhe

Franck Bareilhe

Franck Bareilhe was appointed to the Eurostar Board in April 2022. He began his career at SNCF Group in the 1980s as an Operational Manager and then Safety Trainer in the Paris region for SNCF Infrastructure. After managing interregional trains for SNCF Intercity, in the early 2000s he took over the north-western RER commuter trains in Paris. His international career began in 2009 with SNCF subsidiary Lyria, managing international operations between France and Switzerland. In 2013, Franck joined SNCF Voyages Deutschland as CEO and he is also now SNCF TGV Intercity’s Operations Director for long-distance European trains within the International and Development Division.

Laurence Daziano

Laurence Daziano

Laurence Daziano was appointed to the Eurostar Board in April 2022. She has over 20 years of experience at SNCF and is currently Director Strategy & Legal Affairs within TGV-IC at SNCF Voyageurs. She was formerly in charge of economic Regulation from 2017 to 2020 for SNCF Voyageurs. She also held positions in finance, audit & risks and European affairs in various entities of SNCF Group. Laurence is also a senior lecturer in economics at Sciences Po Paris. Laurence holds a MBA from ESSEC, a diploma from Sciences Po Paris, and a Master of Political Sciences from the Freie Universität Berlin.