Trevor Roberts to chair System One travelcard

System One, the brand name for Manchester’s travelcard scheme, has appointed Trevor Roberts as its independent Chairman.

In an unprecedented step, Greater Manchester Travelcards Ltd, a partnership company owned jointly by the region’s bus, rail and tram operators and Transport for Greater Manchester, has employed Trevor as Chairperson to lead the Board of Directors and provide strategic business and commercial direction for the future.

Trevor has been running his own consultancy business, Transport Gateway Reviews, since leaving Blackpool Transport in March 2014 (routeone, News, 12 March). As Managing Director he was responsible for completing a five-year plan to modernise and stabilise the business, and the successful implementation of the Blackpool Tramway upgrade.

After 40 years in the bus and light rail industry, Trevor brings a wealth of knowledge, leadership and business expertise to the new role, at an exciting and challenging time for the organisation.

He says: “I am looking forward to working with all the stakeholders and partners to develop this business and its products for the benefit of the travelling public of Greater Manchester now and in the future.”