CPT begins to implement restructuring

Changes are underway at the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT).

The revised organisational structure was consulted on at the end of last year and was agreed by CPT’s Council in December. The changes include a small number of roles being made redundant.

Key to the organisation’s revised structure is the appointment of a new Chief Executive. Recruitment consultants, Ellwood Atfield, is assisting the trade body in securing the right candidate. An interview panel consisting of four CPT members (two from the bus sector and two from the coach market) has been formed. The first and second interviews for this role are expected to take place in March.

As you will be aware, a month-long consultation took place during November 2018 when members were able to air their views regarding the proposed reorganisation of CPT UK. In December CPT’s Council met and agreed a revised structure, which reflected many of the views expressed by members during the consultation.

Last week, I was able to update the January meeting of Council on the progress being made to refocus your trade body which will in turn give the industry a greater voice within Government and other key stakeholder bodies.

The Chief Executive will directly manage the newly created External Relations Unit, which will consist of three members of staff. Recruitment for these posts is also underway.

A new External Relations Committee is being formed, comprising members from the bus, coach and supplier sectors of its membership. This Committee will take responsibility for CPT UK’s direction of policy, industry campaigning, media relations, communications and information strategies. Its existing Finance Committee has had its remit extended to include Governance of CPT UK.

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