Community Transport Association appoints new Chair of Trustees

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The Board of Trustees of the Community Transport Association (CTA) has appointed Alan B Jones as its new Chair.

After an extensive search led by a panel of CTA member trustees, Alan has been appointed to succeed Susan Evans who stepped down after four years as Chair in September 2020.

The CTA is a national charity that champions the benefits of accessible and inclusive transport services that are locally rooted and run by the community. It works with and supports thousands of local charities, community groups, councils, schools and other not-for-profit bodies that provide transport services for a social purpose and community benefit.

Alan joins the charity following a distinguished career in transport from which he brings significant leadership and governance experience. He is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees for The Institute of Logistics and Transport UK as well as an International Vice President and Trustee for the Chartered Institute of Logistics International.

Commenting on his appointment, Alan said: “Community transport is such an important sector and one that makes an enormous difference to the lives of so many people in so many different communities. I know how hard community transport providers work, often without the recognition they deserve, so I’m passionate about ensuring community transport gets a much higher profile to deliver the best services it can. I’m looking forward to working with the Board of Trustees and the team at CTA to raise the profile of the organisation and to support its members in all their endeavours.”

Alan Jones is the new Chair of the CTA