Railway Division Chair's Address: Challenging Times

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18 October 2018 17:30 - 19:00
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Description

This year’s lecture will examine the economic and wider social benefits which the Rail Industry delivers and consider the current challenges facing the Industry, the engineering profession and our Institution. The lecture will also address what the Railway Division should focus on, including what we need to do in order to move with the times and attract the next generation of Engineers.

 Speaker

Andy Mellors joined British Rail as an engineering management trainee in 1988, graduating in Mechanical engineering from Imperial College in 1992. After undertaking various roles in rolling stock maintenance in London and Merseyside he moved to FirstGroup in 2002. Andy was Engineering Director at First North Western and then First Scotrail prior to moving to First Great Western in 2007. Andy was also Deputy Managing Director at GWR and, during his time there, oversaw significant fleet transformation, culminating in the introduction of new electric multiple units in the Thames Valley as well as finalising preparation for the introduction of new Hitachi Intercity Express Trains. He was appointed Managing Director for the new South Western Railway franchise, a first Group and MTR joint venture, which commenced operations in August 2017. Andy was the Chair of the South Western Centre of Railway Division from 2015 to 2018.

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#2 Chair's address

Speaker(s)

Andy Mellors joined British Rail as an engineering management trainee in 1988, graduating in Mechanical engineering from Imperial College in 1992. He worked for different TOC such as FirstGroup and GWR. Andy was the Chair of the South Western Centre of Railway Division from 2015 to 2018.

Address

The Quadrant:MK
Elder Gate
Milton Keynes
MK9 1EN
United Kingdom

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