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                                         Reza Safiyari

Tom Cox – Secretary                                                 Andrew Welch

Phil Bateman – Assistant Secretary                          Owain Roberts

Carl Phillips – Treasurer                                            Neil Worthington

Gordon Heddon                                                        Anwen Mountford



Upcoming Events

Rail Ops 2024 on 4 June 2024, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

June 2024: An Academic Open Evening on 25 June 2024, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Family Fun Day - A visit to Jodrell Bank on 6 July 2024, 10:00 am

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