Andrew Boagey is to succeed Lawrie Quinn as chairman of the Railway Engineers Forum.
Boagey joined British Rail in 1983, and has worked within the railway and as a consultant ever since. He is currently working with Transport for London on the engineering and operations planning of Crossrail 2.
The REF acts as an umbrella organisation for rail-focused professional bodies, and says it aims to “foster collaboration, share programming and planning of events and gain consensus within the professional railway engineering and operating community”.
Boagey 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.”