CPT Cymru Director, John Pockett, announces retirement

John Pockett, Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) Cymru Director, is to retire at the end of the year.

John, 68, has held the post since it was created in 2000 following the establishment of the National Assembly for Wales.

Says John: “I have enjoyed my time with CPT, made many enduring friendships and learned a great deal about the coach and bus industry which was a completely new area for me when I joined in July 2000.

“There have been many challenging times as the industry has had to meet changing demands, adapt to different pressures and cope with declining budgets. But we have come through it, although there are even greater challenges ahead.”

John says he has no particular plans for the immediate future, except to have a rest, get his breath back and be Zoom and Teams free for as long as he can.

Commenting on his retirement, CPT Chief Executive Graham Vidler says: “I’ve hugely enjoyed working with John and his departure will leave a big gap for us to fill.

“I’m pleased that John will remain in post representing the industry until Christmas, ensuring members continue to be supported in these uniquely-difficult times. A process to find a full-time Director to succeed John is under way.”