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Railtrack PLC to appoint Richard Middleton as Commercial Director

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Railtrack plc

Railtrack PLC to appoint Richard Middleton as Commercial Director

14 May 1997
source Railtrack plc
type Press release

Forty-one-year-old Richard Middleton is to be appointed Railtrack's new Commercial Director.

A professional railwayman, who began his career as a management trainee, Richard Middleton is currently Director of Railtrack's York-based London North Eastern Zone. Before that appointment in August 1996 he held a similar post with the East Anglia Zone.

Announcing the intention to appoint Richard Middleton to the board, Railtrack Chairman Sir Robert Horton said: "Richard is one of our young, dynamic managers with the combination of a thorough knowledge of the railways and an entrepreneurial flair. This combination will provide the exciting drive we need as a new company that is embarking on a massive change."

Richard Middleton said: "Having been part of the railways for 20 years, I see the next decade as a huge opportunity to revitalise the industry. It is an exciting new era for the railways and I see myself as playing an important and critical role as Railtrack continues its drive forward as a customer focused organisation."

The date on which Richard Middleton will take up his new position will be announced later.

Educated in Sandwich, Kent, he went to Sheffield University where he gained a B.Eng (hons) in Civil and Structural Engineering. He is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers as well as a member of the Chartered Institute of Transport.

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