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DfT appoints new ORR board member

The Department for Transport has announced the appointment of Dr Chris Elliott FREng as a non-executive member of the Board of the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR).
Dr Elliott is an independent consultant with expertise as a barrister, a systems engineer, and a visiting professor.He will replace Professor Jeffrey Jowell QC, who is standing down from the Board after three years.Dr Eliott has been involved with the management of safety, working with both UK and European railway companies, and with the Rail Safety and Standards Board to develop policies to reflect safety legislation.Chris Bolt wecomed the appointment. Dr Eliott said, 'Having worked with the rail industry for eight years, I am very familiar with the work of ORR, and am looking forward to joining the Board.' He will take up his post on 1 July 2007.The Department has also re-appointed Peter Bucks for a further two years, to take effect from the end of his current term on 4th July 2008. Peter Bucks is currently Chairman of the ORR's Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Periodic Review Committees.

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