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13.03.15

NSARE names new chief executive

Neil Robertson has been named as the new chief executive of the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering (NSARE). 

He will join NSARE in early June and take over as CEO on 1 July, when Gil Howarth will stand down from his position.

Since its inception, Howarth has headed NSARE which now has 350 members across the industry and sits at the heart of the rail skills agenda. 

Robertson joins NSARE from Energy and Utilities Skills, where he has been CEO for the past three years, during which he has transformed it into one of the leading skills organisations with a focus on apprenticeships and employer leadership. 

He also has extensive experience in government, working in the department for Business Innovation and Skills, and also in membership organisations. 

Chris Fenton, chairman of NSARE, said: “On behalf of the NSARE Board, I would like to thank Gil and the team for their outstanding commitment and dedication in leading NSARE since its inception. 

“Neil’s experience of the skills challenges, which are common across industrial and infrastructure sectors, will help build upon the foundations of the past five years and ensure that NSARE supports the rail sector effectively, and in the wider context of UK plc.” 

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