SLC Operations appoints Mike York as Operations Director

SLC Operations has appointed Mike York as Operations Director to further strengthen its senior leadership team.

Mike has been with SLC Operations since its inception just over a year ago, and during this time – as Head of Train Operations – he has helped to establish and develop the organisation’s operations function.

He said: “This is an exciting time for SLC Operations, and I’m delighted to have been appointed Operations Director.

“I’m really looking forward to leading the Operations team as we establish ourselves as the go-to company for driver hire, testing of new trains, driver training and providing End Point Assessments for the Train Driver Level 3 assessment.”

Mike started his career in the railway as a Train Driver at Chiltern Railways working his way up to Acting Regional Driver Manager for the North, before moving to Vintage Trains to work as Head of Operations.  He joined SLC Operations as Head of Train Operations in February 2020.

Cath Bellamy, Managing Director of SLC Operations said: “I first met Mike when he was a wet behind the ears trainee driver at Chiltern Railways, new to the industry and full of swagger!  It has been fantastic to see him grow; learn and mature into the professional rail operator he is today.

“His unwavering commitment to safety and quality standards, along with strong customer service values makes him perfect for the role of our Operations Director.  I know Mike and the rest of my team have the energy and drive needed as our business continues to expand.”