Salmon and Gaunt to leave CPT. CEO sought

Staff to be cut from the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) as part of a restructuring of the organisation have been named.

Public Affairs Director, Pauline Gaunt OBE and Director of Policy Development, Steven Salmon, are both to leave the organisation at the end of June. Steven is not to cut his ties with CPT entirely, as he will take on the new role of CPT International Manager. The latter position has been created in response to uncertainties the industry faces with Brexit.

CPT consulted on a number of changes at the end of last year. Among the plans were alterations to staff numbers and the creation of an External Relations Unit.

Additionally, a recruitment process for a new Chief Executive for CPT is underway. CPT’s Peter Gomersall said: “Good progress is being made towards the restructuring of CPT and it is very encouraging that such a strong field of candidates emerged for the role of Chief Executive. Interviews will be taking place this month by a panel of senior CPT members and I hope to be able to announce the successful candidate shortly thereafter.

“A key part of the restructuring of CPT is the creation of an External Relations Unit which will be tasked with raising CPT’s profile in the media and across the wider transport industry as well as providing high profile lobbying activities. And, of course, the full range of CPT’s communications channels with members will be maintained. Interviews to recruit the new team are underway with further announcements in due course.

“Creating the new Unit will mean that the current roles of Public Affairs Director and Director of Policy Development will be made redundant. CPT will therefore say goodbye to Pauline Gaunt OBE and Steven Salmon at the end of June 2019. However, given the continued uncertainty our industry faces from Brexit, Steven Salmon will take on a new role as CPT International Manager.”


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