Heritage Railway Association announces two appointments

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Stuart Williams
Stuart Williams
Credit: HRA

The Heritage Railway Association has announced that two appointments have been made at their recent AGM.

Steve Clews, of the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway, and Stuart Williams of the Talyllyn Railway, have both been appointed to the Board of Directors.

At the same time, Geoffrey Claydon, CB, announced his retirement, following 17 years of service.

Steve Clews
Credit: HRA

Steve has worked on heritage railways since 2004. He is a driver and mechanical inspector with the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway, where he has been Chairman since 2014.

Stuart Williams began his involvement with the Dean Forest Railway in 2006, becoming Chairman of the Board in 2016.

He joined the Talyllyn as General Manager in 2017.

After 17 years on the HRA Board, Geoffrey Claydon, CB, has retired. Geoffrey joined the HRA Board in 2003, bringing with him legal expertise.

What did they say?

Steve said

‘The HRA has a very important role to play as the single face to regulators, as lobbyist on behalf of our members, and in providing good guidance and best practice.’

Stuart said,

‘I’m proud to be appointed to the HRA Board, where I think it’s important to have representation from people ‘doing the job’.

HRA Chairman Brian Simpson OBE said,

‘Geoffrey’s legal expertise has served us and our members well over almost two decades – he’ll be hard to replace, but we wish him all the best in his well-earned retirement from the Board. And we welcome our two new appointments, who add to our complement of directors in full-time employment in the industry.’

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