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Operations Director

Gemma Newby

Operations Director

​Gemma joined MPI in 1998 and during her time with MPI has been involved with all aspects of the recruitment side of the business including account management, business development, setting up trainee and apprenticeship schemes, development and managing competence management processes and development of the fixed price signalling project delivery teams.

She is an influential and accomplished operations specialist whose drive and energy has enabled strategic growth for MPI in contingent labour and professional and technical labour and she was promoted to Operations Director in 2018.

Gemma is passionate about the environment in which she sends people to work in and ensuring that they return to their place of rest, safe, every day is priority. She believes that by simplifying complexity ensures MPI can mobilise quickly to best support our clients and workers.

Her ‘Can Do’ outlook coupled with a positive attitude and exceptional organisational skills ensure MPI delivers the best possible outcome, on time and in budget. She strives to influence decision makers and build strong, effective stakeholder relationships.

During her time at MPI she has developed their social media presence to what it is today, Gemma also sits on the Board of Directors for the Rail Industry Contractors Association, supports Women in Rail to build an inclusive network, she also supported MPI to develop an environmental management system, manage their RISQS, Builders Profile, Construction Line, UVDB and Sell to Wales portfolios. Gemma has developed MPI’s internal apprenticeship scheme which has been highly successful so far. She says the thing she is most proud of is being able to work with the team at MPI, enabling them to grow and make the most of their potential which underpins the success of MPI.