Ralph Roberts is to continue as President of the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) until the end of January 2024 in a one-year extension to his current term.
In 2023, the McGill’s Bus Group CEO will oversee the creation of a Vice-President role within CPT. That position will support the sitting President in his or her ambassadorial activities and specific areas of policy, “providing value to CPT and continuity for the future,” the Confederation says.
Mr Roberts took up the role of CPT President in January, succeeding Blackpool Transport Services Managing Director Jane Cole. At that time, he declared a policy of making discussions with industry stakeholders and politicians “fact based,” and ensuring that those messages are heard.
Speaking about the extension of his tenure, Ralph Roberts says: “I am really pleased to be continuing as CPT President, and I will continue to help members to get the very best out of the membership, as well as oversee the new Vice-President role.
“It has been extremely rewarding to see the support offered by CPT to its members as we emerged from the pandemic, with CPT delivering quick and easy specialist advice when they needed it most. I look forward to continuing this work throughout next year.”
Adds CPT CEO Graham Vidler: “Ralph’s leadership as President has been invaluable to CPT members who have worked to agree the strategic priorities of the organisation.
“I am delighted that he will be continuing in his role, having twice previously been Chair of CPT Scotland. His extensive experience in the transport industry is a huge asset to CPT.”