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09.07.20

National Skills Academy for Rail appoints new Chair

The National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) have today (July 9th) announcement the appointment of their new Chair, Dyan Crowther, Chief Executive of HS1, effective from June 23rd 2020.

NSAR said Dyan’s industry experience at a senior level, together with her commitment to skills and efficiency make her an ideal candidate to guide the academy through the Covid-19 recovery period and into the future.

Dyan is the successor to Mike Brown, who chaired NSAR for over 4 years in which time NSAR has grown massively. Much more importantly though, skills and especially apprenticeships have become a crucial part of the railway story, with new standards, improved quality and increases in apprentices in both infrastructure and operations.

Following the news of her appointment, Dyan said: “I am delighted to be joining the board of NSAR as Chair. As we begin to recover from this period of uncertainty, now more than ever the support for trainers, employers and organisations, to sustain a skilled workforce, is crucial to the delivery of a first-class rail. I look forward to working with our members to help them continue to develop the skills they need to keep Britain on track.”

Mike said: “I have been honoured to have chaired NSAR for over 4 years, supporting it and its members to address their skills challenges.  The roles we offer in transport are high economic value, and we must make sure that all communities benefit from these opportunities. I wish Dyan well and I know that NSAR is in safe hands.  I shall watch progress with interest.”

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