NSAR Appoints NEW Chair

NSAR is delighted to announce the appointment of Dyan Crowther, Chief Executive of HS1, as the new Chair of NSAR, effective from June 23rd 2020.  Dyan’s senior industry experience, together with her commitment to skills and productivity make her an ideal candidate to guide NSAR through the COVID recovery period and beyond.

We are indebted to Mike Brown who has chaired NSAR for over 4 years, during which time NSAR has developed and grown.  Much more importantly though, skills and especially apprenticeships have become a core part of the railway story, with new standards, improved quality and increases in apprentices in both infrastructure and operations.  We wish Mike well in his new role as Chair of the Palace of Westminster redevelopment and we know that he will take his passion for skills, diversity and inclusion with him.

Dyan said:

“I am delighted to be joining the board of NSAR as Chair. As we begin to recover from this period of uncertainty, now more than ever the support for trainers, employers and organisations, to sustain a skilled workforce, is crucial to the delivery of a first-class rail. I look forward to working with our members to help them continue to develop the skills they need to keep Britain on track.”

Mike said:

“I have been honoured to have chaired NSAR for over 4 years, supporting it and its members to address their skills challenges.  The roles we offer in transport are high economic value, and we must make sure that all communities benefit from these opportunities.  I wish Dyan well and I know that NSAR is in safe hands.  I shall watch progress with interest.”

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