INTERNATIONAL Railway Journal is delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Preston as the publication's Associate Editor.

Robert possesses more than 25 years of business-to-business journalism experience, most recently as deputy editor of Health and Safety at Work, and prior to that as deputy editor of Railway Gazette International, which he initially joined in 1997.

Preston, who is fluent in French and Spanish, also worked at British publications Modern Railways and Jane’s World Railways in the mid-1990s. He replaces Richard Clinnick, who has moved on to a new opportunity.

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Robert as our new Associate Editor,” says Kevin Smith, IRJ editor-in-chief. “I am sure Robert’s experience and extensive industry knowledge will prove a real asset to IRJ’s coverage of the global railway industry in the months and years ahead. I am sure IRJ readers will enjoy reading his contributions, both in print and online.”