Who Are We
Fifth Dimension comprises a core team of experienced specialists who bring our associates on board to help deliver benefits where specialist skills are needed. Our core team includes the people set out below:
Mike Horne, Director
Mike has nearly 30 years experience of the transport sector, with great expertise in delivery of improved front line service to customers, successful revenue-generating commercial activity and the management of change.
Since jointly founding Fifth Dimension Associates Ltd Mike has concentrated on exploring new business opportunities for the railway industry. The writer of FDAL's Railway In A Day® course, Mike's focus remains improvement of the passenger experience through better communication and knowledge. In addition, he has extensive involvement in various technical, operational and business research activities.
David Burton, Technical Director
A chartered engineer with wide-ranging commercial and engineering experience in Europe's public and private sectors, David is an accomplished technical advisor and problem solver.
Whilst at London Underground David was responsible for a radical overhaul in the approach to lighting on the tube, including the introduction of external lighting designers in order to bring in new concepts and strategies to the network.
David brings invaluable technical and engineering expertise to FDAL, and is responsible for the design and implementation of several major engineering and lighting projects which are currently underway.
Richard Squire, General Manager
As General Manager of FDAL Richard is able to apply his extensive skills and experience in the commercial railway sector, having spent many years working for London Underground in the procurement and contract management fields.
He has considerable experience in setting up and managing revenue generating contracts, including developing and expanding the range of non ticket revenue to benefit London Underground. Richard was also responsible for the tendering of LU's commercial advertising portfolio. A contract eventually valued at over £1bn.
With his experience of both sides of commercial tendering and procurement Richard is well placed to offer balanced insightful consultancy on a range of issues, ultimately achieving the best solution possible for our clients.
Ernie Boddington, Principal Consultant
With a lifelong career in railway power and M&E engineering, Ernie has unrivalled experience in the field and in the delivery of major projects. With over 25 year's front line management experience in railway HV power supply installation, operation and maintenance he has a wide range of skills and knowledge to support projects on existing infrastructure as well as new-build. Ernie was the head of Station Services for London Underground on the Jubilee Line Extension Project, handling contracts with a value in excess of 100 million and ensuring delivery of the services side of the project on time. Overall a strong engineer and project manager at a senior level.
As one of FDAL's principal consultants Ernie supports our varied technical activities and contracts, bringing his engineering knowledge and experience to bear, particularly at the design review and data analysis stages.
Aleksejs Jermakovs, Project Delivery Manager
Aleksejs is responsible for our field services and manages our team of field engineers and post-processing staff. He holds a BSc in Business Administration and also provides general business support. Aleksejs has strong people and leadership skills and is used to managing and developing teams.
He has had considerable experience in delivering Network Rail projects. He also knows his way around the London Underground organization having been involved over several years in major projects relating to track and power, helping further to develop his leadership and management skills.
Alejandro Enriquez, Design Manager
Alex undertakes all our computer aided design work and provides technical support
in a number of other delivery areas.
After completing his practicum in Transport for Canada and H.A. Simmons International, Alejandro undertook various management roles within a various corporate organizations before moving to the UK. He obtained an understanding of the working of large transport undertakings while working for TfL for three years in their Corporate and Surface Divisions, as a Business Analyst and SAP Training Co-ordinator. He then went on to work for Mouchel Parkman Rail. He worked in HR and Resourcing for a year before moving on to a new role as the CAD Manager on the East London Line Project.