North West and Wales Area Council

The North West and Wales Area council encompasses the bustling modern cities and the ever-expanding rail network of the North West of England, and the beautiful landscape and towns of North Wales.

The council is excited about the opportunities that the next calendar year will bring for the North West, North of Wales, and its CIRO members. We plan on hosting several educational and networking events for our growing member base, with a vision of furthering the professional development of our railway operators and offering them knowledge, skills, and ideas they can put into practice in the rail industry and their respective roles and sectors.

If you are interested in joining the CIRO for our area and have any questions, then please contact us at


Council Members

Chris Mackenzie – Chair                                            Heather Mackenzie

David Mason – Vice Chair                                          David Armstrong

Tom Cox – Secretary                                                  Andrew Welch

Phil Bateman – Assistant Secretary                           Owain Roberts

Mike Campbell – Social Media Manager                   Reza Safiyari

Carl Phillips – Treasurer                                              Neil Worthington

Gordon Heddon                                                          Anwen Mountford

Mark Protheroe


Upcoming Events

Membership Upgrade Drop-In on 6 December 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Membership Upgrade Drop-In on 6 February 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

February 2024: An Academic Open Evening on 6 February 2024, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm