New BTPA industry members

Three leading members of the UK rail industry have today been appointed as new members of the British Transport Police Authority. All three will serve as members with knowledge of industry matters.

Patrick Butcher has over 8 years experience in the transport industry joining the Board of Network Rail in 2009 as Group Finance Director

David Franks has 38 years experience of the train industry and is currently UK train Director for Keolis UK.

Anton Valk (pictured) has over 12 years experience in the transport industry and is currently the  Chief Executive Officer of Abellio Group, the international subsidiary of NS, the Dutch state owned rail operator.

For more information contact

Michael Daventry
British Transport Police Authority
Tel: 020 7383 5678
Email: [email protected]

About the BTPA

BTPA is an independent body of that oversees the British Transport Police. It is composed of 15 members who represent the rail operators and passengers. It maintains the force’s budget, allocates resources and makes senior appointments to the force. For more information, visit

British Transport Police is the specialist, national police service for Britain’s railways. It deals with major and minor crime, disorder and incidents, and covers the rail system in England, Wales and Scotland. Its police officers, Police Community Support Officers, Special Constables and support staff are recruited and trained like those of local forces and have the same powers.