Paul Sainthouse named as 2019 CILT president

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The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK has announced that Paul Sainthouse FCILT, Managing Director of Dawsongroup Bus and Coach Limited, is the new President of the Institute for 2019.

He will take up the one-year presidency with immediate.

Paul said: “I am delighted to accept the Presidency for the year ahead. Our sectors face numerous challenges as well as opportunities in this very rapidly evolving world and I hope that CILT UK, in its centenary year, will continue to be recognised as an increasingly relevant organisation with an important part to play in upholding professionalism, delivering thought leadership and supporting its individual members personal development.”

The new president will build upon the work of predecessor Robin Proctor FCILT, who said: “It has been an honour to be President of CILT UK. I took the role at an important time for our profession and also for the Institute.

“I am proud of the job we have done to ensure we successfully raised awareness of and promoted CILT’s influence throughout the profession.

I wish Paul all the very best in this role, and I am sure he will lead the Institute with distinction throughout this special celebratory year.”

Kevin Richardson FCILT, Chief Executive of CILT UK, added: “At CILT, we recognise the need to raise standards and attract and develop the talent that will enable us to support the sectors that we represent.

Paul’s parliamentary connections and active involvement in the profession make him the right man to represent the institute during our centenary year and positively promote CILT(UK) and the critical role of our sectors during what will be a challenging year for us all.”

Paul Sainthouse has spent more than 30 years with Dawsongroup, a specialist asset rental business operating in several related markets within the logistics sector, joining as a management trainee in 1987.

Since 2002, he has held his current role as Managing Director of the group’s coach and bus business.