Nick Mitchell (Chairman)

Nick joined the Board of the Passenger Transport Academy in 2011 and was appointed Chairman in 2015.

Nick spent more than 40 years working in transport.  He was HR Director with GoAhead rail and before that Virgin Trains.  Prior to rail privatisation he was deputy managing Director of InterCity West Coast.  During his time at GoAhead he was Chairman of the Association of Train Operating Companies HR Group and a non-executive director of GoSkills, the Sector Skills Council for Passenger Transport.

Following retirement from the GoAhead Group in 2006 he served on the Railway Pension Commission and the GoSkills Board, where he chaired the Stakeholder Board. In 2007 He was appointed as chairman of the GoSkills main Board where he served until 2010.

Nick has an MA in Law and Employment Relationships and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.