Diane Malyon became a working member in 1978.
She became a director of the Severn Valley Railway Company Limited in 1994, and its chairman in 2020, succeeding David Williams. At the same time, she was nominated to become a Guarantee company director of SVR(H). After 55 years in preservation, she became the first (and to date only) woman to chair an SVR organisation.
Diane was from 1995 to 2019 co-ordinator for the Santa operation. She has variously volunteered on the Severn Valley Limited and on Bridgnorth based buffet cars, the Plant & Machinery Department, as a shunter driver, station staff and Severn Valley Venturer as part of its management team and as a cook. She has chaired the staffing committee and sat on the accommodation forum.
From 2021 she became a director of the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd.
A biography appeared in SVRSevern Valley Railway News 212.