Appointment of new chairman

Neil Hannah has been appointed as our Chairman of the Board succeeding Tim Dugher.

Neil says, “May i start by expressing my thanks to Tim Dugher, who has led the board of NCB since its very early days. I would like to pay tribute to him and his colleagues for the way they have set the direction for NCB over the past few years and helped it establish itself as a trusted partner in the rail certification sector. I join the board at a difficult moment, given the COVID-19 pandemic and all its implications for business and individuals. I am confident however that NCB will continue to provide the excellent certification service that the industry needs and I look forward to working with colleagues across the whole of the rail industry as we seek to take it forward.”

Neil Bio:

Neil is physicist by training and has been working in general management for over 30 years, in both manufacturing and service businesses. The latter half of his management career was spent in the certification, test and inspection business. He is a Non-Executive Director of the British Board of Agrement, which certifies construction products. Formerly, he held senior management positions in BSI and Applus, where he managed aspects of inspection and certification in the nuclear, aerospace and oil & gas sectors.


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