Marcus Mukoro

Chief Executive Officer


Marcus Mukoro is a UK educated Civil Engineer with over 20 years in the rail industry from the UK, US and Australia delivering a wide range of projects up to multi-billion dollar programs in both the private and public sectors. As well as senior management roles, Marcus has hands on experience in Project & Design Management, Engineering, Construction, Maintenance, Project Funding and Financing. Marcus joined Reliance Rail International as CEO in 2014 bringing his technical expertise, commercial insight and leadership to the operation, growth and development of the organization.

David Pepper

Chief Operating Officer


David has delivered and led numerous projects including improving performance, and achieving change. A wide of assignments have been delivered such as analysis, process, strategy, partnering, consultation and communication, team building, culture change and the introduction of new working methods. He applies his management and project experience with an affinity for engineering and technology, seeking to make the incomprehensible better understood and the unattractive more compelling by communicating information and ideas clearly and quickly to achieve required objectives with insight, innovation & imagination.

John Ferraro

Technical Director


John Ferraro is a Professional Engineer with over 35 years of experience gained in the rail industry delivering medium and large-scale projects in both the public and private sectors. John has been key in the successful completion of many green and brown field metro and heavy haul freight projects and has held senior roles in project feasibility studies, detailed engineering, engineering management including multi-discipline, construction, cost optimization, commissioning and maintenance. He is particularly noted for innovation and tailoring solutions which delivers economic advantageous. John joined Reliance rail international in 2014 where he is also involved in guiding our strategic direction as well as assisting in business development.

Malaika Mukoro

Chief Administrative Officer


Malaika Mukoro earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and brings over 15 years of human resources and recruitment experience to Reliance Rail International. Malaika’s professional experience spans oil and gas, mining, rail, construction and transportation industries in North America and Australia. In 2008 she founded, Innovative Search Partners, a boutique search firm in Houston. Her recruitment background has yielded hires ranging from staff level to executive roles and highly technical hires. Malaika joined Reliance Rail in 2014 as the Chief Administrative Officer. Her areas of concentration include Human Resources, Marketing & Development and Administration.