Aurangzeb Khan (left) has become General Manager of Pakistan Railways on the retirement of Iqbal Samad Khan. Gulrez Hasmey has become Chief Commercial Manager, Freight, succeeding Nazir Ahmad who was appointed Additional General Manager Freight on the retirement of Mian Abdul Qayyum. Muhammad Aslam has been appointed Chief Personnel Officer, being succeeded as Chief Project & Planning Officer by Zia-ul-Qamar.

Roman Veselka was appointed General Manager of Slovak infrastructure authority ZSR on August 1, replacing Stefan Hlinka who had been interim manager since the resignation of Ladislav Saxa on June 10.

Keith Ludeman, Chief Executive, Rail at Go-Ahead Group plc, has been elected as Chairman of the Association of Train Operating Companies in the UK, succeeding Christopher Garnett of GNER. Adrian Shooter and Dean Finch have been re-elected as Deputy Chairman and Treasurer respectively.

Sampat Dasarathy resigned from the Indian Railway Board with effect from June 30.

David Laney has been elected Chairman of the Amtrak Board of Directors. Sylvia de Leon was elected Vice-Chair, replacing Michael Dukakis whose term ended in June.

The UK’s Rail Safety & Standards Board has appointed Anson Jack Head of European Affairs. He replaces Mike North, who left RSSB’s predecessor Railway Safety to become Managing Director of RSE Management Ltd, a consultancy formed by GB Railways Group plc specialising in risk management, safety, security and the environment. David Glasscock has joined RSE as Change Management Consultant.

The seven-member Sri Lanka Railways Authority created on July 23 (p526) is headed by SLRChairman PHManatunga.

Virgin Trains has appointed Andrew Holl as Operations Director, CrossCountry, incorporating the role of Business Director.

Capital Construction Co, created by New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority to handle planned expansion projects, is headed by former MTA Senior Vice-President and Chief Engineer Mysore L Nagaraja.

Triangle Transit Authority has hired Greg Northcutt to supervise construction of the North Raleigh - Durham commuter rail line. He was previously Project Director for the stalled Spokane Transit Authority light rail proposal, and worked on the St Clair extension of St Louis MetroLink.

English, Welsh & Scottish Railway has appointed Doug Taylor as General Manager, International.

Jack L Stephens has been named Deputy Executive Director of South Florida Regional Transportation Authority.

Four regional managers have been appointed by UK inter-city operator GNER to co-ordinate on-train and station staff. Simon Gibson is Regional Manager South; Rachel Blackburn, Yorkshire & East Midlands; Chris Tetley, Northeast; and Ann Edgar, Scotland.

James C Hankla has resigned as CEO of Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority to join the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. John Doherty has been named as interim CEO.

Candian Pacific Railway has appointed Vince Goegan to the new position of Assistant Vice-President, Logistics Solutions.

Alistair Dormer has joined Hitachi from Alstom Transport as Business Development Director, Rail Systems, based in London. Hirofumi Ojima has joined Hitachi’s London office from the Overseas Marketing Department as Manager, Rail Systems.

Duane C McDougall has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Greenbrier Companies.

Dominique Thillaud has been named Director of Subsidiaries at French National Railways and Deputy Director-General of SNCFParticipations, succeeding Mireille Faugère, who became Director of Passenger Traffic and an executive board member in April (RG 6.03 p357).

Shaun Brady has been elected General Secretary of UK train drivers’ trade union ASLEF for five years; he will take over from Mick Rix on October 19.

Mott MacDonald has appointed William Wingate as Senior Rail Planner for its integrated transport business.

UK Highways Agency Chief Executive Tim Matthews is to become Managing Director of Parsons Brinckerhoff Ltd UK from October.

Schaltbau Holding AG has named Christoph Schr