Xavier Quayzin - Imagine Festival

As Head of Rail Services at QinetiQ, Xavier leads the development of opportunities for QinetiQ within the rail industry by leveraging QinetiQ’s 400 years of innovation and technology know how to address the future needs of the railway. Xavier is responsible for creating compelling and innovative business offerings, engaging and developing customers and stakeholders, and increasing market awareness of QinetiQ know how.

Xavier started his career in France working for EADS (now Airbus group), who brought him to the U.K. Now settled in Cardiff for 9 years, Xavier joined the rail industry in 2009 at Invensys Rail (now Siemens Rail Automation) where he was Head of Engineering Safety. Xavier joined QinetiQ in 2012 recognising its potential to transform rail through technology-enabled innovation.

Xavier has instigated and implemented successful Rail Innovation Challenge competition within QinetiQ to identify new ideas from across the business to bring a fresh perspective, new ideas, and novel technology solutions to innovate around our unique rail industry challenges.