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The Trustee

There are 16 directors in total.

Eight are 'employer directors', nominated by the employers in the railway industry.The other eight are 'employee directors', nominated by organisations representing members and pensioners of the railways pension schemes.

Six of the employee directors are sought from the railway trade unions, the British Transport Police Federation and Pensions Committees, and two are sought from the British Transport Pensioners' Federation, the Retired Railway Officers' Society, the railway trade unions and the British Transport Police Federation.

A third of the directors retire by rotation every two years. The term of office is six years.

The current employer directors are:

John Chilman (Chairman)
Nominated by: Passenger train operating companies
Term of office: 2018

Meliha Duymaz
Nominated by: Network Rail
Term of office: 2020
 
Mark Engelbretson
Nominated by: Network Rail
Term of office: 20​18

John Hamilton
Nominated by: Passenger train operating companies
Term of office: 2020

Chris Hannon
Nominated by: Freight train operating companies and support services
Term of office: 2022

Richard Jones
Nominated by: All employers
Term of office: 2022

Christine Kernoghan
Nominated by: ​Passenger train operating companies
Term of office: 20​22

John Wilson
Nominated by: Freight train operating companies and support services 
Term of office: 2020

The current employee directors are:

Tony Cotgreave
Nominated by: British Transport Pensioners' Federation 
Term of office: 2020

Dave Gott
Nominated by: National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) and British Railways Superannuation Fund (BRSF) Management Committee
Term of office: 2018

Charles Harding
Nominated by: Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions (CSEU)
Term of office: 2020

Mick ​Lynch
Nominated by: National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT)
Term of office: 2022

John Mayfield
Nominated by: Retired Railway Officers' Society
Term of office: 2020

Stephen Richards
Nominated by: Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA)
Term of office: 2018

Gary Towse
Nominated by: British Railways Superannuation Fund (BRSF) Management Committee and British Transport Police Federation
Term of office: 20​22

Dave Tyson
Nominated by: Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers & Firemen (ASLEF)
Term of office: 20​22