Rail contractor QTS announces new MD


Rail contractor QTS Group has announced the appointment of a new managing director (MD). 

Alan McLeish (left) and Andy Steel. Credit: QTS.

Andy Steel, currently the company’s operations director of civils and geotechnical, will assume his new role on 2 April.     

His promotion follows the appointment of the current MD, Alan McLeish, to group chairman. 

Steel joined QTS as design manager in 2012, moving up through the company to operations director in 2016.   

As the new MD, he will further cement the company’s position in the rail industry, ensure operational efficiency, and develop strategies to continue QTS’ future growth. 

McLeish, who founded QTS in 1992, has grown the business into a leading railway contractor which employs more than 700 people across the UK, generating turnover of more than £120 million annually. 

McLeish said: “My tenure as managing director for QTS Group has been one of the greatest privileges of my life. For over 30 years, I have built the business from one man in a van to being one of the leading rail contractors in the UK, with over 700 dedicated employees. 

“I could not be prouder of what we have accomplished as a team over these years, however, now is the right time to hand the reigns over to Andy and move away from the day to day running of the business. I am confident that he will do a fantastic job in leading QTS into its next chapter, supported by the board of directors. 

“I look forward to the new challenge involved in becoming chairman for the group and I am pleased that I will continue to have input into a company that I love and give input from a strategic level as we navigate into Control Period 7.” 

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