August 4th 2009
After almost 15 years of service, Andrew Scott is to retire as director of the National Railway Museum later this year.
The search for Mr Scott's successor is underway. Andrew plans to stay in York and will continue to be involved in a wide range of heritage activities.
He said, ‘I am immensely proud of having worked for the National Railway Museum for the past fifteen years. The NRM is a world class organisation and I am sad to be leaving at such an exciting time in its history. However, having reached the milestone age of 60, it seemed the right time to stand back and allow someone else to take the reins.'
Sir Howard Newby, Chairman of the NRM paid tribute to Andrew saying, ‘Under Andrew's leadership the NRM has enjoyed record visitor numbers and it is now developing plans to take visitors on an even more exciting journey to discover how railways helped shape today's world. On behalf of the advisory board and the Trustees, I thank him for his dedication and achievements during his time as Director.'