Douglas McCormick Selected for Two Prestigious Boards

Douglas McCormick, managing director for Atkins’ UK rail business has been appointed non-executive director to the Board of The National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering (NSARE) and the Main Board of the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW).

These appointments strengthen the commitment to improving skills and collaborative working in the rail industry and beyond with Douglas contributing his expertise to help these organisations achieve their aims.

Douglas said: “Attracting the next generation into engineering is of paramount importance to the industry so that it can continue delivering world-class railways. I look forward to working with NSARE by pro-actively promoting the benefits of a career in rail and up-skilling the workforce.

“Likewise, working collaboratively is vital as it is already helping the rail industry to deliver projects more effectively. As one of the first consultancies to achieve BS11000 accreditation, Atkins will support ICW in encouraging more organisations to work collaboratively.”

NSARE was established to help tackle current and future skills needs within the railway engineering industry. It works with employers, training providers and Government to ensure the industry has the skills it needs to support the maintenance, development and expansion of a first-class, cost effective 21st Century railway.

Gil Howarth, chief executive of NSARE said: “We are delighted that Douglas has been elected to our Board by our Members. Atkins has been a supporter of NSARE since its inception and we look forward to working with Douglas and his team.”

ICW is committed to furthering the development of knowledge and the effective use of collaborative working through research, business engagement, guidance, training and skills and leadership development.

Lord David Evans of Watford, the ICW Chairman said: “I am delighted to welcome Douglas to the ICW Main Board where his enthusiasm and commitment to collaborative working will greatly assist our mission to get collaborative working widely recognised as a fundamental business discipline.”

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