CPT Cymru announces Chair and Vice-Chair of Bus Commission

First Cymru Bus Commission

Jane Reakes-Davies, Managing Director of First Bus Cymru, and Paul Dyer, Managing Director at Cardiff Bus, are to become Chair and Vice-Chair of the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) Cymru’s Bus Commission, respectively.

Together they will bring bus operators together to help shape bus policy in Wales. They take up their roles in December.

Jane will be the first woman to occupy the role of Chair. She brings eight years’ experience in leadership roles at First Bus Cymru to the position, and a further background in human resource management.

Meanwhile, Paul brings knowledge of transport and logistics to the role of Vice-Chair from his previous position as Chief Executive for DHL Supply Chain, before becoming Chief Executive at Cardiff Bus beginning in 2020.

“I’m really pleased that CPT Cymru will have Jane and Paul on Bus Commission beginning in December, and I would like to thank Nigel Winter from Stagecoach South Wales for his time as Chair,” says CPT Cymru Director Josh Miles. “With a new bus strategy for Wales on the horizon, Jane and Paul’s knowledge of the bus sector puts them in an excellent position to advise on policy and what we need to improve services for passengers.

“Both bring to the role considerable experience in leadership and transport that I know they will apply to their new positions. Jane is our first female Chair and her background in human resources puts her in excellent stead to lead Bus Commission, and Paul’s experience working in transport and logistics will help us understand even better the issues we need to address to drive the bus industry forwards.”