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Van Elle appoints new Rail Director

Van Elle, the UK’s leading geotechnical and ground engineering contractor, has appointed David Buckley to lead its specialist rail division.

David, who has a geotechnical background, joins Van Elle from Balfour Beatty where he was most recently the Director and General Manager of the organisation’s track monitoring business Omnicom, having previously been technical services and engineering director of Balfour Beatty Rail.

David Buckley said: “I’m excited for a new challenge with Van Elle, which is in a period of real growth. I’m looking forward to enhancing our rail services and providing even more value-engineered solutions to clients and helping the company reach it’s potential.”


Mark Cutler, Chief Executive Officer at Van Elle, said: “Specialist rail geotechnical engineering is a very important aspect of Van Elle’s broad capabilities, so we are delighted to welcome David to lead our ambitious growth plans. He brings excellent experience, knowledge and innovative thinking to our team, is a collaborative leader and is well known throughout the rail industry.”

David is a civil engineering graduate of Sheffield University and is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer. He is a Fellow of the Permanent Way Institute (PWI) and Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and has also represented the UK as Chairman of a European Panel for Gauging Standards.

For more information on Van Elle’s rail services, visit

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