Donald George Jary, known as Don Jary, was born in 1954. He joined the British Rail Traffic Studentship Scheme in 1972. In 1976 he became Assistant Station Manager at Purley, and the following year became the Assistant Station Manager at Gatwick Airport. He moved to be Station Manager at Ascot in 1979, before becoming the Area Terminals Manager at Crewe in 1980, serving in this capacity until 1984. This role included a secondment as Divisional Public Relations Officer and Divisional Passenger Marketing Manager in British Rail: London Midland Region’s Stoke Division. He then joined Regional Railways North West as External Liaison Manager based at Manchester from 1984 to 1986. He then moved to Newcastle as Provincial Manager Northern between 1986 and 1989. He was appointed as Area Manager Carlisle in 1989, serving in this capacity until 1992. Between 1992 and 1994 he joined the Organising for Quality implementation team and worked as Total Quality Manager for Regional Railways North West based at Manchester. He then served as Policy Advisor to North West Regional Railways Ltd. Board from 1994 to 1997, before joining North West Trains from 1997 to 1998. He became a Manager for Chester, North Wales, and Liverpool operational areas and then Project Leader for Manchester Victoria re-signalling for North West Trains. He then worked for First North Western between 1998 and 2003 as the Head of Operational Control and Performance Management, Project Leader Manchester Piccadilly Re-modelling, West Coast Route and Project Manager for Class 175 diesel multiple unit fleet introduction. He then became a senior member of the Commercial Team for Northern Rail from 2004 to 2009 and stayed at Northern Rail as Programme Manager from 2009 to 2012. He has been a member of the Abellio franchise bid team for West Midlands and Newcastle Metro and worked as a Stakeholder Manager for North West from 2013 until his retirement in 2014.