Daniel Woodland confirmed as President of IRSE

Daniel Woodland confirmed as President of IRSE
24 April 2020

Daniel Woodland, Head of Command, Control and Signalling in the UK has become the 96th President of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers.

Unfortunately, the Covid-19 lockdown means that the traditional Presidential address, scheduled for April 23rd, could not be given in person and was pre-recorded and broadcast as a webinar instead. Entitled 'The Challenges of Change in Complex Command, Control and Signalling Systems' you can watch the video of his address below.

Our congratulations to Daniel for achieving this position, which is well-deserved after more than 25 years' service and research for the signalling profession.


Daniel began his career in signalling and communications in 1993 as a graduate trainee with London Underground. On completion of a MEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Loughborough University he joined the London Underground signalling design office developing a specialisation in scheme plans and control tables.

He later worked at Alstom, where he joined the team looking at principles development and operational scenarios for ETCS on the West Coast Main Line, whilst he also completed his PhD studies on Optimisation of Automatic Train Protection Systems.

Daniel joined us in 2013 and is currently Head of Command, Control and Signalling, where he has combined technical development responsibilities with roles as an Independent Competent Person and Lead Assessor for ISA/Assessment Body projects in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

For more information about the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, see: IRSE.org