Inaugural CPT Vice-President announced
Paul Lynch, Managing Director of Stagecoach London, has been appointed the inaugural Vice-President at the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT).
The new role of Vice-President will support and shadow the CPT President before taking up the presidency in January.
Paul started his career with Transport for London in 1984. Since joining Stagecoach in 1994, Lynch has held a number of Director roles including Operations Director for Swebus in Sweden, MD roles in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, as well as Regional Director positions for Wales and the North of England.
“His extensive experience in the transport industry will be a real asset to CPT” – CPT Chief Executive, Graham Vidler
CPT Chief Executive, Graham Vidler, said: “I’m delighted that Paul has agreed to be our President for 2024. His extensive experience in the transport industry will be a real asset to CPT, further helping demonstrate why bus and coach is the answer to many of the UK’s environmental and socio-economic issues. I’m looking forward to working alongside him.”
During his time at Stagecoach, Lynch has steered their largest business through the pandemic, and has pioneered the introduction of electric vehicles at scale into Stagecoach, operating its largest fleet of electric buses in London. Earlier in his career, he led the integration of a newly acquired company into the business, turning around the commercial and operational performance there, was a key figure in groundbreaking partnerships in a number of areas, and has successfully run scheduled coach and local bus services in both commercial and regulated markets.
“I look forward to helping members get the very best out of their membership” – Paul Lynch
Commenting on his appointment, Paul Lynch said: “I’m delighted to be President for 2024. I look forward to helping members get the very best out of their membership.
“CPT is the leading trade association for the bus and coach sector, providing specialist political operational and policy advice to members when they need it most. I look forward to being involved with this work throughout my time in the role.”
“I’m looking forward to working with Paul for the remainder of the year continuing the great work CPT carries out for its members” – CPT President, Ralph Roberts
Outgoing CPT President, Ralph Roberts, said: “I’m looking forward to working with Paul for the remainder of the year continuing the great work CPT carries out for its members. I’ve relished the opportunity to be CPT President, getting to know members across the country and supporting them in their vital contribution in keeping local communities connected.”
Paul will become CPT’s new President in January. His inaugural speaking engagement in the role will be at CPT’s Annual Conference and Dinner on the 18 January, held at the Park Plaza London Riverbank.