Tom Lee, who has been Acting Director of Standards since May 2016, has now been appointed to the role permanently with immediate effect.
Tom joined RSSB in 2002, and has a wealth of experience overall. An experienced railway engineer, he has contributed to the development of the content and the framework of railway standards and regulatory systems both in Great Britain and Europe. He is a UK Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET) and a Fellow of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (FIRSE). Tom is also a lead examiner for the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers professional examination.
RSSB’s CEO Mark Phillips said:
I am delighted we can confirm the permanent appointment of Tom to Director of Standards. Tom has a long and distinguished career as a signaling specialist and detailed knowledge of relevant national and European legislation, including Interoperability Directives and Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs). He is a dedicated advocate of the positive role standards can play in creating an effective, safe framework which supports the industry and I know he is looking forward to helping to continue to shape the future, building on the work he has already begun while Acting Director.
Tom Lee, Director of Standards added:
This is a fantastic opportunity and I look forward to building on the good work we are delivering, and I’m appreciative of all the support I’ve had to date. I am also pleased to be able to work with the industry to bust some of the myths which surround standards. Standards can, and should, reflect the most suitable, economical and safe way to do something – too often the perception is the opposite and I hope to change this. In addition, the landscape in which we work is set to change, both from within the industry and as we leave the European Union, so there will be many challenges ahead.