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Sunday, August 9, 2020

New chair for NSAR

NSAR – the Nasional Skills Academy for Rail – has announced the appointment of Dyan Crowther, chief executive of HS1, as the new chair of NSAR.  Dyan’s senior industry experience, together with her commitment to skills and productivity make her an ideal candidate to guide NSAR through the COVID recovery period and beyond.

Mike Brown, London’s transport commissioner, has chaired NSAR for the last four years, during which time NSAR has developed and grown.  Much more importantly though, skills and especially apprenticeships have become a core part of the railway story, with new standards, improved quality and increases in apprentices in both infrastructure and operations. 

Dyan Crowther 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 Brown added: “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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