c2c names train in honour of Sir Andrew Foster
Sir Andrew Foster at today's train naming event
National Express train operator c2c has named a train in honour of Sir Andrew Foster to mark his contribution to National Express Group over the past decade.
Sir Andrew stood down from his role as a Non-Executive Director of National Express in May, having joined the Board in August 2004.
Unit 357 007 was officially named “Sir Andrew Foster” at a special ceremony today at c2c’s flagship Fenchurch Street station, in the heart of the City of London. Sir Andrew was also presented with his own personal nameplate as a memento of the occasion.
National Express Group Chief Executive Dean Finch said: “This is our own unique way to say thank you to Sir Andrew, and to express our gratitude for all his service to National Express over the past decade.”
Sir Andrew Foster said: “I am truly delighted with the honour of this train-naming. c2c gives great service to all its customers, just as National Express gives the same level of excellence to so many passengers across the business. I feel proud to have played a part in helping to establish this.”
Sir Andrew had been the Chair of National Express’ remuneration committee. In his extensive career he was Chair of the Audit Commission between 1992 and 2003, and Deputy Chairman of Royal Bank of Canada for ten years. He was also Chairman of the Commonwealth Games England team from 2007 to 2014, and has conducted independent reviews for the Government including into the Intercity Express Programme.