The National Traction Engine Trust

General Council and Officers of the NTET

Listed below are the Patrons, Presidents, Executive Committee and Council of the Trust. These are ratified at the Trust's AGM which generally takes place each year in November.


CH (Hal) Bagot, FRICS, JP
Engine owner and operator of a 'steam' museum within the family seat, Levens Hall in Cumbria.

Robert Goodwill, MP
Owner/driver of ploughing engines and supporter of the preservation movement.

The Hon Sir William McAlpine, Bt.
Owner of a large collection of vintage vehicles and Steam Engines.


The Rt Hon Lord Forsyth of Drumlean
A distinguished politician who served as Secretary of State for Scotland from 1995 to 1997. Since 1999 he has been a member of the House of Lords.


Presidents Office

President: Andrew Semple
A former Chairman of the Trust Andrew supports the work of the Trust with his involvement with related organisations. Andrew has many years of experience driving  all types of steam vehiclea and he is a great asset to the Trust.

Vice President: Charles Daniel
Charles has been involved with steam engines on road and rail from a very early age. He may be seen driving a Burrell road loco or a McLaren ploughing engine or even one of the locos on the Tallyllyn Railway. In addition he has been involved with the work of the Trust for many years as a member of the committee.



Chairman: Anthony Coulls
Life long enthusiast in steam and vintage preservation and senior curator at National Railway Museum.


General & Company Secretary: Jo Hurley *
Responsible for Committee Services.


Treasurer: Julie Smith, FCA *
Engine collection owner, Rally Organiser, Chartered Accountant.


Head of Engine Owners Section: Bob Siddall (Vice Chairman)
Engine owner, member of the Steam Plough Club and the Road Locomotive Society.


Head of Technical Services Unit: David Smith (Vice Chairman)
Responsible for Legal, Technical, Insurance and Local & National Government matters.


Head of Rally Organisers Section: Lance Jackson
Events Safety Officer and Organiser.

Head of Steam Apprentice Club: Elaine Massey

Responsible for the SAC and leads a team of adult volunteers.


Head of Communications, Marketing & Commercial Team: Matt Shipton
Responsible for Public Relations & Communication to both Trust members & non members as well as Marketing & Commercial activities.


General Council

Includes all of the Executive and those listed below:

Joe Black
Training Officer & Affiliated Clubs


Ian Cooper *

Insurance Officer 


Lisa Crankshaw
Membership Secretary & Affiliated Clubs

Richard Semple *

Spares Register

Andrew Semple *
Competency Admin


Kathy Smith
Sales Officer


Jo Donkin
Rally Authorisation


Bill Evans


John Gilbert

Tony Seddon


Dan Brothwell (FBHVC Rep & Exhibition Team)


Nick Bosworth (SAC Webmaster & Exhibition Team)


Guy Debes


Kevin Mills (Steaming Editor + Exhibition Team)


Kevin Munn (Raising Steam Editor)


John Wharton


Charles Cribbes


Mark Waite (GDSF Marquee Manager)


Bob Garnett

John Durling

David Hurley

Chris Arrowsmith

Paul Davis

* Appointments by the Council and non-voting positions.


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