Milla Mazilu

Milla began her railway career in 2005, initially working with Union Railways on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (HS1) and then with Network Rail, the railway infrastructure owner and operator for Great Britain. Prior to 2005, Milla worked in the insurance industry, specialising in regulatory compliance.

Over the past 15 years, Milla has focused on programme controls, planning, scheduling, and integration in the railway industry.  In the last five years, Milla has honed in on modernising processes and systems to improve project delivery.  In her current role in Wales & Western Region, Milla is currently spearheading initiatives in project data analytics across her portfolio.

Milla is a keen volunteer, having supported the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways as a permanent way worker, the London Olympics and Paralympics as a travel champion, as well as the Association for Project Management in a variety of roles.

Milla joined the Planning, Monitoring & Control SIG in 2014, and became the group’s chairman in 2016 where she has continued since.  That same year, Milla was elected as a charity trustee of the APM, where she has served on the Professional Standards & Knowledge committee, Advocacy & Nominations (as deputy chair) and the Audit & Assurance committee (as chair).  Most recently, in 2020, Milla was elected as deputy chairman of the APM.

Milla’s passion is for innovation and lifelong learning; she will either be found working, volunteering, or learning something new.

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