QTS Group bolsters Board of Directors with new senior promotion
Leading rail contractor, QTS Group, has announced the appointment of Lisa McKellar to its board of directors.
The move follows Lisa’s five-year stint heading up the marketing team at the company. Her new role, which began in January, sees her become Marketing and Social Value Director.
In her new capacity, Lisa will continue to lead QTS’ marketing offering and will also take responsibility for driving the company’s social value work – an instrumental part of its offering.
With more than 15 years’ experience working in marketing and communications, Lisa has been hugely influential in the firm’s success over the last half-decade.
In 2022, she began overseeing marketing activity for the entire Renew Group, following its acquisition of QTS back in 2018. Lisa has headed some memorable campaigns over the past five years, such as ‘30 Years of Innovation’ and ‘the Future of Rail’ event, both in 2022.
Lisa is actively involved in the wider rail community as a member of the Women in Rail Scotland Regional Group. She also works with young people across the UK and Scotland through QTS’ school partnerships and runs its Youth Athlete programme, which provides sponsorships for promising young sportspeople.
Lisa is the second female to be appointed to the board, joining head of QTS Training and ‘Women in Rail Scotland’ founding member, Lorna Gibson, as well as managing director, Alan McLeish.
Other board members include Barry McLeish, Andrew Steel, Jamie Lewis, Iain Kirk, Gary Burnett, Bruno Martin, Lorna Gibson, Richard Cowell, Thomas Marshall and Scott Kermachan.
Lisa McKellar said: “After an incredible five years with QTS, it’s fantastic to join the board, especially at such an exciting time for the company. QTS has gone from strength to strength over the last 30 years, and I’m looking forward to what’s to come.
“I’m particularly excited to continue delivering our social values programmes, which go a long way toward giving something back to the communities we operate it. It’s a part of the job I’m extremely passionate about and look forward to unveiling some amazing initiatives in 2023.”
Alan McLeish, managing director of QTS, said: “Promoting Lisa to the Board of Directors was a no brainer for us and we’re grateful to her for all her hard work. She has helped to shape the company in many ways, and we can’t wait to see what she brings to her new position.
“At QTS, we are committed to training and development excellence and strive to keep the majority of promotions internal, helping to create the next generation of talent in the rail industry.”