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Neil Hannah to chair NCB

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Network Certification Body (NCB), which provides a system-wide approach to railway assurance and certification on infrastructure, vehicle and freight projects, has announced the appointment of Neil Hannah as chairman, succeeding Tim Dugher.

Neil, a physicist by training, has been working in general management for over 30 years, latterly in the certification, test and inspection business. He is a non-executive director of the British Board of Agrément, which certifies construction products, and has held senior management positions at BSI and Applus, where he managed aspects of inspection and certification in the nuclear, aerospace and oil & gas sectors.

Neil Hannah.

Looking forward to his new role, Neil said: “May I start by expressing my thanks to Tim Dugher, who has led the board of NCB since its very early days, for the way he has 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 the 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.”