Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (number 4943428) and a registered charity (number 1101929). We are an independent organisation, governed by a board of Trustees who are recruited on the basis of particular skills or experience.
Trustees meet four times per year, and provide valuable input and guidance to the creation to the organisational strategy and operational plan. You can read about our strategy here. We also work closely with a team of expert policy advisers to ensure the approaches we propose are well thought-out and would work in practice.
Michael Palin is our president. Jenny Agutter, Stephen Ladyman, Steve Norris and Richard Faulkner, Lord Faulkner of Worcester are our patrons.
"The need for effective alternatives to the car has never been more urgent. You can play your part by supporting Campaign for Better Transport" - Michael Palin
Ruth Chambers, Chair
Ruth brings wide experience of public policy and campaigning, charity management and Parliamentary engagement through her involvement as a staff member of and consultant to several other charities. She has been a Trustee of the Campaign for Better Transport since 2012.
John Stewart, Vice chair
John Stewart has worked or campaigned in the transport area for over 30 years. He is a past chair of Transport 2000. He currently campaigns mainly on aviation and noise issues.
Jim Barclay, Treasurer
Jim brings his professional experience in rail franchising, as well as a wide range of other transport areas (bus networks, highways, ferries and surface access to airports). He has worked as Finance Director for a number of organisations, including eight years at a £360m public transport organisation.
Lynn is the Founding Director of Transport for Quality of Life, a specialist consultancy which undertakes research and policy work that contributes to achieving an environmentally sustainable and socially equitable transport system. She has previously been Vice Chair of the Commission for Integrated Transport, Board member of Cycling England, and Special Adviser to the Board of Transport for London. A recent Chair of Campaign for Better Transport, She was also Assistant Director of Transport 2000 between 1992 and 2002.
With a lifelong career in the transport industry, Mark brings experience of political campaigning, media relations, legislation, major planning applications, industrial relations and business processes. Mark's association with CBT as a Board member stretches back nearly 20 years, and he served as Chair of the Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust between 2007 and 2014.
Alastair has served on the Boards of Campaign for Better Transport and its predecessor, Transport 2000 (including as Hon. Treasurer). Alastair helped us win major improvements to the taxation of company cars as benefits in kind.
Eric brings experience from a career in public services as a senior civil servant specialising in employment, skills, economic development and social policies; and as a non executive director in several fields incuding further education, health, the fire service and criminal justice. He has degrees in Comerce and Leadership Studies ; and was a fellow of the Chartered Institute for personnel and Development. His association with the Campaign dates from 2011 and he brings experience as a consultant, trustee and policy maker. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
With 10 years’ experience in health, education and environment policy, following a degree in Natural Sciences, Ceri brings to the Board a keen interest in evidence-based policy-making and equality and diversity, in addition to skills in people, project and budget management. Ceri became a Trustee and member of the Board in 2011.
Richard has been a lifelong railway manager, and is still very active in the railway pensions field and as specialist adviser on railways to the House of Commons Transport Committee. During his time at National Express Group in the 2000’s, his duties included transport policy affairs and he was on the Transport 2000 company board for a number of years.