Paul Sainthouse to lead CILT as International President

Paul Sainthouse FCILTThe Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has announced that Paul Sainthouse FCILT (pictured) is to be its new International President. He succeeds outgoing President Dato’ Dr Ts Abd Radzak Abd Malek.

Paul, who is Managing Director of Dawsongroup Bus and Coach, a position that he has held since 2002, has been in the transport and logistics sector some 35 years. He believes CILT has “never been more relevant… more needed by society” and says he plans to work closely with key stakeholders to deliver growth, focusing on support and resources and equipping members for digital, social, economic and environmental challenges.

As part of those aims Paul plans to enhance CILT’s three forums, which include Women in Logistics and Transport, Next Generation and the new International Business Forum. “It is vital not only that the membership receive the services and access to skills that it needs, but that members’ qualifications are recognised and valued by businesses and employers globally,” he explains. “The forums talk loudly to these businesses and create greater recognition and value for CILT.

“Without a context and meaning, membership loses much of its value – and it is implicit on the leadership to ensure that its members receive the professional recognition that they have worked so hard to attain.”

In addition to his role with Dawsongroup Bus and Coach and CILT, Paul is a board member of the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), holds roles as the Chair of CPT’s Suppliers Committee, and as a member of its Governance Committee. He is also Secretary and Advisory Board member to the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Road Passenger Transport Industry.

“I am delighted to hand on the leadership of the Institute to Paul Sainthouse,” says outgoing President Dato’ Radzak. “Paul is a highly capable man and fully committed to the family ethos of CILT.

“I am also pleased that Chief Teete Owusu-Nortey joins him as President Elect, and I am sure Paul will benefit greatly from the Chief’s experience and support. I wish them every success.”

Adds Paul: “I am proud to lead the Institute while societies around the globe look to the planners and providers of transport and logistics to solve many of the challenges we face.”