Alexand D Rusak has been named Head of Locomotives at Russian Railways, succeeding Vladimir N Pustovoi who becomes a Vice-Minister of Railways. The appointment of Sergey N Gapeev as a Vice-Minister (RG 1.01 p15) has been confirmed. Mikhail P Akulov becomes President of RZD’s SouthEastern Railway in place of I V Vassilyev, and Valery Tanayev becomes Vice-President of the West Siberian Railway.

Liz Mullen has moved from ScotRail to Anglia Railways to become Sales & Marketing Director. Mark Pickersgill becomes Anglia’s Operations Director, Jonathan Denby becomes Corporate Affairs Director and Peter Meades Public Relations Manager.

Glenn J Kerbs has been named as Vice-President of Wisconsin Central Transportation Corp. He is succeeded as Vice-President, Engineering, of WCTC’s North American operations by Randy H Henke, who was Chief Engineer.

Alhaji Waziri K Mohammed has been appointed Chairman of Nigerian Railways Corp. Managing Director Ayodele Bakare has been dismissed and replaced by Olu Adegoroye.

Transport for London board member Dr David Quarmby has been appointed official TfL observer on the London Underground board.

Pascale Pecheur has been appointed Head of the France unit within RATP’s Strategy, Research & Partnerships Department. He joins the company from local authority transport group GART.

Jacques-André Schneck has been appointed Investment Director at Reseau Ferré de France. Joining the company from the Ministry of the Economy, he succeeds Jean-Pierre Pronost, who was also Deputy Director General, but has left RFF to become President of the railway testing and certification agency Certifer.

SNCF has appointed Philippe Renard as Director of Research. Formerly Director of the Paris Saint Lazare region, he succeeds François Lac