…Ops chief says it’s time to retire
A SERIES OF changes in the higher ranks of CRT, which has already seen the departure of three Executive Directors, has continued with the announcement that Vince Moran is to retire in the New Year after 18 years.
As Head of Operations and Asset Management, he is in charge of running and maintaining the canals and rivers: he not only heads the regional waterway units but also the central engineering teams and workshops, plus water management, heritage, the environment and safety.
Chief Executive Richard Parry credited him as the “driver of the significant improvements in safety, asset management and condition” as well as making “numerous improvements” to the Trust’s ways of working. Mr Moran said it had been “a great privilege to have helped with the development and improvement” of the canals and he had always planned to retire at 60.
The news follows the departure of Finance Director Philip Rydal, Marketing Director Simon Salem and Legal Director Nigel Johnson in the last two years. Mr Parry told CanalBoat that all options for the future would be looked at including a possible reassessment of senior roles rather than straightforward replacement.