Peter Hendy, head of Transport for London, has been inaugurated as president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport at a celebration lunch.
In his speech, Hendy said that he wanted to share the knowledge gained through the Freight Operators Recognition Scheme nationwide during his Presidency.
He also introduced a new CILT project, Vision 2035, which will be anticipating the challenges facing the transport infrastructure of the UK in 25 years’ time.
Guest speaker at the event was David Higgins, who has just taken over as chief executive of Network Rail.
Responding to the McNulty report on value for money from the rail network, Higins said that Network Rail was ‘very supportive’ of the report’s conclusions, and acknowledged that “the public demands something different”.
Hendy also introduced a team of new CILT Professional Sector Ambassadors, who will champion the work of the CILT in their various sectors:
* Richard Brown, chief executive officer, Eurostar
* Graham Inglis, chief executive officer, DHL Supply Chain
* Sir David Rowland, chairman, Gatwick airport
* Jim Steer, Steer Davis Greaves
* Roger French, Go Ahead’s Brighton Buses
* Perry Glading, managing director, Port of Tilbury London
* Ben Plowden, TfL.