SLC Rail has announced the appointment of Neil Micklethwaite as its new Non-Executive Director.

A leading figure in the industry, Neil, who is Chief Operating Officer for CMAC Group, will join SLC Rail’s board this month and bring fresh perspectives and insights to the business.

Neil has held several senior positions in the transport sector, both within operating businesses and at group level.  This has included being the Commercial Director of Chiltern Railways, Commercial Director at First Great Western, Customer Experience & Commercial Director at East Midlands Trains, and more recently Group Business Development Director of Stagecoach.

He also serves as Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), which aims to promote professional development and sharing of knowledge and best practice.

Ian Walters, Managing Director of SLC Rail said: “We are pleased to welcome Neil to the Board.

“Gaining access to his vast business development and commercial experience will be invaluable to SLC Rail as we continue to grow the business. We look forward to working with him.”

Commenting on his appointment, Neil added:  “It’s impressive to see what Ian and the rest of the team have achieved in such a short period of time.

“The company has made a positive impact on the rail industry through supporting third party projects and I’m excited to be working with them as they continue to make a difference to communities up and down the country.”