NSAR welcomes two new Board members at its Annual General Meeting and Skills Symposium

On Friday 17 November, at the NSAR Annual General Meeting, members made two new appointments to the Board – Ellie Burrows and Andrew Morsley.

Ellie Burrows is the Managing Director Southern Region at Network Rail. She has over 20 years’ of experience in the rail industry, working for Southeastern as well as Network Rail. Ellie is also the Chairperson of the Chartered Institution of Railway Operators and Chair of the System Safety Risk Group for the Rail Safety and Standards Board.

Andrew Morsley is Director of Operational Planning at Transport for London (TfL). He has worked for TfL for 21 years across various roles, working his way up from managing stations.

Both Ellie and Andrew have experience delivering business improvement and transformational change in rail, putting them in an excellent position to help steer NSAR in its efforts to address major skills shortages in the sector.

Ellie and Andrew were elected at the NSAR Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 17 November. Following the AGM there was a Skills Symposium, with a keynote speech by Mandy Hickson – former fighter pilot – and three case studies from rail industry professionals focused on skills and competencies. Read an overview here.

Ellie Burrows said: “As an advocate for excellence and equal opportunities in rail, I am delighted to join NSAR’s Board. Together, we can drive positive change and address the critical skills shortages facing our sector, ensuring a sustainable future for rail.”

Andrew Morsley said: “Addressing skills shortages in rail will require collective efforts across the sector. I am excited to join the NSAR Board and contribute to these efforts. As a sector, we can shape the future of rail by tackling skills challenges head-on.”

Dyan Perry OBE has agreed to stay on as Chair for 2024, following her retirement from her position as CEO of HS1. The Board have started the process of recruiting her successor.

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