Delegate Profile

Roger Williams

Company NameInternational Rail Catering Group (IRCG)


Roger has worked in the travel, hospitality and catering industries for 40 years, starting with BTH hotels and then moving into the travel catering industry. Part of an MBO team after the privatisation of British Rail, he managed large commercial contracts with UK railway companies, being involved in commercial negotiations, contract development and major projects. In 2005, he became RG’s business development director, delivering significant new revenues and change management in the UK, privatising Irish Rail’s national catering services, and developing contracts in Belgium, Norway and Russia. He was appointed to the board of Avecra, RG’s joint-venture business in Finland in 2009, and is chairman of the International Rail Catering Group (the trade body representing members with a combined £2b procurement). He is also the Royal Warrant holder for Royal Train Catering, writes regularly for Onboard Hospitality, a member of the Advisory Board of the World Travel Catering Expo and a School Governor. In 2014, he started his own business consultancy, offering commercial advice, market research and concept development, as well as mentoring for people in any business, and has recently assisted a local communication sector franchise start up in the UK and an international joint-venture bid in Morocco.

Conference Sessions

  • Best Breakfast Pitch

    Tuesday10:30 - 11:1502 Apr 2019
    At Stand: Taste of Travel

    We invite five exhibitors to give a quick-fire pitch on why their breakfast product should go onboard. A fun and lively interactive session judged by three expe...

    • Language: English
  • Fine Dining on the Rails

    Tuesday13:15 - 14:0002 Apr 2019
    At Stand: Hall A3

    Enjoy an insight into the UK's most unique scheduled train restaurant experience with a presentation of Great Western Railway’s latest Pullman fine dining conce...

    • Language: English
  • Meet the Mentors

    Thursday14:15 - 14:4504 Apr 2019
    At Stand: Taste of Travel

    Onboard Hospitality’s Mentoring Network helps connect industry experts with newcomers looking for help. This year five well informed industry insiders have ment...

    • Language: English

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