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Department of Transport

New member for British Railways Board
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date
15 April 1996
source Department of Transport
type Press release

note 113


Transport Secretary, Sir George Young, has appointed a new executive
member, Tony Roche to the British Railways Board, as Board Member,
Engineering, Services and Safety.

Tony Roche, C.Eng., F.I.Mech.E., is currently BRs Group Managing
Director, Central Services . The appointment to the Board runs from
15 April 1996 until 31 August 1998.

Mr Roche was appointed after consultation with BR Chairman and
Chief Executive, John Welsby.

NOTES FOR EDITORS

1.Tony Roche (52) is a life-time railway mechanical and electrical
engineer, having joined BR in 1959. Until his new Board
appointment, he was Group Managing Director for BRs Central
Services, which includes all Research and Development, Operational
Research, Signalling Design and Project Groups. He was also Chief
Executive of BR Maintenance Ltd, until this group of businesses was
sold in June 1995.



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