UK:  Mark Russell became Chairman of rolling stock leasing company Angel Trains on February 1, when Tom Smith stepped down after two three-year terms.

Mark Russell

Russell is Chair of Ministry of Defence procurement and support organisation DE&S, Vice-Chair of UK Government Investments and non-executive director of DP World. His previous experience includes five years on the boards of Eurostar International and London & Continental Railways.

Angel Trains currently leases rolling stock to 18 franchised operators and two open access operators.

‘As the business moves to its next chapter, we are delighted to welcome Mark, who is an accomplished and competent leader that will support our efforts in becoming a leading investor in UK rail and realise the opportunities of an accelerated decarbonisation programme’, said Angel Trains CEO Malcolm Brown.