HomePeopleAppointmentsNCB brings in Dr George Bearfield as non-executive director

NCB brings in Dr George Bearfield as non-executive director


Network Certification Body, the Network Rail subsidiary that provides a system-wide approach to railway assurance and certification on infrastructure, vehicle and plant projects, has appointed Dr George Bearfield to its board as a non-executive director.

Dr Bearfield’s appointment comes just three months after Neil Hannah was appointed as chairman, succeeding Tim Dugher.

Currently health & safety director at Rock Rail, with responsibility for Rock Rail’s safety management systems including safety assurance responsibilities for all its fleets, George has 25 years of experience in safety assurance and engineering.

Before that, he was with RSSB for 13 years, ultimately as director of system safety and health when he was responsible for RSSB’s work to support the rail industry in all aspects of its health and safety management and assurance processes and capabilities.

George also played a key role in setting up the national rail health and safety strategy and in delivering associated programmes, including sponsoring the successful relaunch of the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) in 2018.

George Bearfield, NCB.

Commenting on his appointment, George said “Robust and dependable technical assurance is absolutely essential to the railway and since its inception NCB has proven itself as one of the key players in this field.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the board of NCB and its executive on continuing that journey and ensuring that NCB continues to provide its customers with the assurance they need as the railway evolves for the future.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest news

Rail engineers strike gold in sustainability school

Multidisciplinary engineering business Dyer & Butler has earned Gold level status from the Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS). This is the highest level of membership...

Tunnel operation takes flight with help from a helicopter

Essential work on a tunnel in the Peak District got some help from high places. Helicopters helped airlift construction materials into position as part of...

Rail review author calls for rail fares reform

Keith Williams, co-author of the Williams-Shapps Plan For Rail white paper, has urged for fares reform – arguing there has never been a better...
- Advertisement -

More news

Iconic arrows get a dash of green ahead of environmental summit

The famous National Rail double arrow has turned several shades of green ahead of the COP26 UN climate summit, which takes place in November. The...

Digital signalling for East Coast main line tested on Thameslink

A test of the digital in-cab signalling system ECTS level 2 (European Train Control System) has been carried out successfully using a Govia Thameslink...

Potential union of unions across the Atlantic

In what is a possible world’s first, London-based transport and travel union the TSSA is in talks with America's International Brotherhood of Boilermakers on...