The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK (CILT) has announced the appointment of leading transport planner Jim Steer FCILT as its new President-Elect.
Currently held by Graham Inglis FCILT, Jim Steer will assume the one-year role from May 2013.
Commenting on his appointment, CILT’s current President, Graham Inglis said:
"I’m delighted that Jim Steer has accepted our invitation to become the Institute’s President-Elect. His appointment comes at a critical time in the expansion of Britain’s transport network; the development of the North-South High Speed Rail link, the £37 billion planned expansion by Network Rail and the on-going debate around London’s airport capacity make it an ideal time for him to take the helm. I know that Jim will continue to focus on the Olympic transport legacy and champion road safety as I have during my term in office, and no doubt bring his own ideas to the role.’
Jim Steer said: "The CILT plays a vital role in developing personal and professional excellence in the transport and logistics sectors by encouraging the development of leading-edge thinking and best practice. I am honoured to be its President for the coming year."
Jim Steer is one of the country’s leading authorities on public transport. He is a co-founder of the renowned transport planning company, Steer Davies Gleave (SDG), which began operations in 1978. He took a three-year secondment to the Strategic Rail Authority as a member of its senior executive team with responsibilities for all of its strategic planning activities.
In 2005, he re-joined SDG’s Board. He is now the Director of Greengauge 21 which campaigns for a high speed line in Britain and he has also served as Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Jim is also a well-known speaker on transport topics and a regular contributor to industry publications.