CMILT Appoint New Railway Engineers Forum Chairman
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The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport today announced Andrew Boagey as Chairman of the Railway Engineers Forum.
Andrew succeeds Lawrie Quinn of the Railway Civil Engineers Association with immediate effect. His role will be to lead the group of rail professional organisations.
In addition to being an active member of the Railway Civil Engineers Association, Andrew is a member of the Iinstitution of Civil Engineers Transport Panel, the Railway Civil Engineers’ Association Management Committee and the Permanent Way Institution.
Andrew began his career in 1983 with British Railways as a sponsored student. Andrew headed SYSTRAs railway engineering activity in the UK before establishing ANB Rail Consulting in 2014. At the moment, he works consulting for Transport for London on the Crossrail 2s planning and operations.
Andrew aims to improve inclusivity and professional development, and attracting aspiring entrants to rail engineering. He said:
There has never been a better time to join the railway industry, but we still have work to do to ensure that the profession offers the best possible access and pathways for energetic, hard-working young professionals.
Career structure and development support have to be excellent if we are to attract and keep the best entrants. The REF has excellent membership support and representation, so we are well-placed to drive good practice in this area.
The REF is an umbrella organisation for all rail-focused professional bodies. It aims to promote collaboration, sharing event programming and planning, and to obtain consensus within the professional engineering and rail operating community.