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Steve Davies, director of the National Railway Museums is to step down
9:31am Thursday 20th September 2012 in News
THE director of one of York’s most popular tourist attractions is to step down.
Steve Davies, director of the National Railway Museum, will leave his post at the end of next month for a new role in the private sector.
Mr Davies has been director of the NRM since February 2010, and has presided over high-profile projects including the ongoing restoration of Flying Scotsman, the launch of a purpose-built art gallery, and Railfest.
He said: “I have been proud and privileged to lead a highly motivated team over the last three years, and hope that I have played my part in further promoting the Museum’s fortunes.
“The job I am moving to will provide me with an exciting and enjoyable set of new challenges, which I look forward to immensely. I am sure the National Railway Museum will move from strength to strength in the years ahead.”
Mr Davies’ position will be taken by an acting director, Paul Kirkman, on secondment from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, from November 5.