Ron Whittle becomes IRU Honorary Member
Former owner of Whittle Coach and Bus, Ron Whittle, has become an IRU Honorary Member. The recognition is for his ‘extraordinary dedication and contribution to IRU activities and achievements for almost 40 years’. In April 1973, Ron first attended a meeting of Section I – known today as the IRU Passenger Transport Council. Within a few years he was elected to the Presidential Executive where he served until 1995. From the end of the 1970s until his retirement in 2011, Ron held many responsibilities within the IRU, including Accounts Commissioner, Member of the Finance Commission, President of the Finance Commission, President of Section I and most notably as the youngest ever IRU President – a position he held for the mandate 1987-1988.