Ian James Allison, Park Signalling’s Business Development Director, has been re-elected as a Trustee of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) at the grade of Fellow. This was formally announced at the on-line Annual General Meeting of the Institution in London on Thursday 22nd April 2021.
Ian started his railway career by joining British Rail, London Midland Region S&T at Leicester in 1987. Ian’s experiences of working around the UK and on railway infrastructures in Switzerland, Germany, Portugal and South Africa have very much influenced his managerial style within the UK. Ian’s Institution involvement, technical visits and convention attendance continues to contribute to his professional development.
An active committee member of the Midland and North Western Section since 2001, he served as the Chairman of the Section during 2005 to 2006 and 2018 to 2019. Ian was the founding Chairman of the Minor Railways Section in 2009.
Ian held the position of Editor of IRSE NEWS for the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers for 13 and a half years between 2004 and 2017, producing 143 issues of the magazine. He has previously served on the Council from 2008 to 2013, having been co-opted in the grade of Member.
Ian said “I am honoured to have been re-elected to this position, representing the global membership of the IRSE. I am looking forward to supporting the continued success of the Institution, the development of up and coming and future Engineers and to assist to embrace the challenges of the Digital age and Industry 4.0 as a combined and focused global industry”.