The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK has named transport planner Jim Steer as its new president-elect.
Steer will take over from Graham Inglis for the one-year role from May 2013.
Steer is known as one of the country’s leading authorities in public transport as well as being a popular speaker on transport topics and a regular contributor to industry publications.
Having co-founded the renowned transport planning company, Steer Davies Gleave in 1978, he has since worked as a senior executive team member at the Strategic Rail Authority and been director of Greengauge 21.
His appointment at CILT has come at a critical time in the expansion of Britain’s transport network, with developments such as that of the North-South High Speed Rail link and the £37 billion planned expansion by Network Rail.
Inglis said: “I know that Jim will continue to focus on the Olympic transport legacy and champion road safety and no doubt bring his own ideas to the role.”