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Timothy T. O’Toole

Retired Chief Executive Officer
First Group plc


Mr. O’Toole provides public company chief executive leadership experience in a regulated, capital-intensive industry. His operational experience in safety, risk management and crisis management are particularly relevant to the oversight of our business and strategy and his leadership role as Chair of the Safety and Operations Committee. Mr. O’Toole brings extensive safety expertise through his work experience and as a director of the National Safety Council, and has been recognized as a safety leader in both the United States and internationally. He has decades of direct management experience of a large workforce in industries where worker and public safety are critical.


  • Leadership
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Regulatory
  • Workforce/Talent Management


  • Safety & Operations
  • Capital Markets
  • Cybersecurity
  • Financial Expertise*
  • Public Company CEO

*Meets the criteria for an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC rules.


  • CEO, First Group plc, a transportation company that provides rail and bus services in the United Kingdom and North America (2010 to 2018)
  • Managing director, London Underground (2003-2009); led the response to the 2005 terrorist bombing attacks for which he was awarded the honor of a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) from the Queen 
  • Served in various senior management roles during 20-year career at Consolidated Rail Corporation, including as president and CEO


  • B.A., LaSalle University
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law


  • Director, First Group plc (2009-2018) and CSX Corporation (2007-2017)
  • Director, National Safety Council (2017-October 2023)
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