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13 September 2016

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Long-serving Trustee Director retires

Richard Goldson has retired from the Trustee Board.

Richard was a member of the BR Section Pensions Committee from its inception until 1997, and has played an extremely important role on the Trustee Board for nearly 20 years. He became a director of the Trustee Company in 1998, and was re-elected in 2004 and 2010.


Richard was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the RPMI Board in 2009, and served as Chairman from 2010 until 1 September 2015. Since 1 January 2015 Richard has been a Non-Executive Director on the Railpen Board, overseeing the Trustee’s investments.


He was, until 31 March 2011, a non-Executive Director of the Office of Rail Regulation, and since 1 April 2011, has been a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Transport Committee.


In his earlier career, Richard spent 36 years working in the railway industry, culminating as Rail Development Director with National Express Group plc. He is also a Trustee of the Railway Benefit Fund, one of the industry’s leading charities.

Since January 2014, Richard has been a Trustee Director of the Campaign for Better Transport, the charity which campaigns for sustainable transport. He is also Vice President of the Retired Railway Officers’ Society.
RPMI's Chief Executive Chris Hitchen said: “On behalf of the Trustee Board and RPMI, I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Richard for his long and dedicated service to the railways and to the railways pension schemes.

“Richard has been a tremendous Trustee Director over many years, bringing genuine insight and clarity of thinking.  In his role as Chair of RPMI, I have personally valued his opinions very highly as both steward and mentor. 

"He has always acted with true professionalism and dedication, and in the best interests of our members and all our stakeholders. We wish him the very best for his retirement, confident that our paths will continue to cross.”

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