The National College for High Speed Rail - the largest of five national employer-led colleges created by the Government to help British students develop world-class skills - has today announced the appointment of Chris Harrison to its Audit Committee as a Non-Executive Co-opted member.
The College is a state-of-the-art training facility built on two new campuses in Birmingham and Doncaster. It opened its doors to students in October 2017 to provide the training for the high-tech engineers, managers, designers, apprentices and advanced manufacturing talent needed for the UK’s High Speed Rail industry, as well as other major British infrastructure schemes.
Chris, Chief Financial Officer for Munnelly Group PLC, has extensive experience of working within financial, leadership and mentoring roles to help develop and transform businesses. Throughout his career Chris has worked across infrastructure industries, including rail and has held senior financial leadership positions, including his current appointment as Chief Financial Officer for Munnelly Group PLC and a previous role as Finance Director of a Tier 1 Rail contractor in the private sector.
His knowledge and understanding of the sector along with his financial acumen and leadership will bring significant value and opportunity to the College.
Commenting on the appointment, Alison Munro, Chair of the National College for High Speed Rail, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Chris who brings strong business expertise and support for the college. His previous experience along with his passion to drive positive change across business and the construction and infrastructure industries will be invaluable to our growth and development programme. With our work underway to boost the talent pipeline that is needed for the UK’s high speed rail, engineering and infrastructure sectors, this is the right time and an exciting time to bring Chris on board.”
For further information about the National College for High Speed Rail, visit www.nchsr.ac.uk