Angel Trains new non-exec05/07/2012
Angel Trains has appointed Professor Dame Julia King FREng as Non-Executive Director to the Group’s board. Dame Julia, Vice-Chancellor of Aston University and former Principal of the Engineering Faculty at Imperial College, becomes the first female member of the current board and will take up the position from July. Malcolm Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Angel Trains, said, “This appointment significantly strengthens the governance and leadership team of Angel Trains as we continue to modernise the group and create a solid platform for us to face the challenges ahead.
“Julia’s knowledge will offer Angel Trains’ board insights that will help it to continue making a constructive contribution to the UK rail industry by reducing costs and helping to drive innovation in rolling stock procurement and whole-life asset management.” Julia King, who was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Higher Education and Technology, is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a leading academic with substantial industry experience. She holds a number of senior public appointments and Government advisory roles, and has just completed a four-year term on the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. Dame Julia will take up the post on 1st July 2012.