Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (number 4943428) and a registered charity (number 1101929). We are an independent organisation, governed by a board of Trustees who are recruited on the basis of particular skills or experience.
Trustees meet four times per year, and provide valuable input and guidance to the creation to the organisational strategy and operational plan. You can read about our strategy here. We also work closely with a team of expert policy advisers to ensure the approaches we propose are well thought-out and would work in practice.
Michael Palin is our president. Jenny Agutter, Stephen Ladyman, Steve Norris and Richard Faulkner, Lord Faulkner of Worcester are our patrons.
"The need for effective alternatives to the car has never been more urgent. You can play your part by supporting Campaign for Better Transport" - Michael Palin
Ruth Chambers, Chair
Ruth brings wide experience of public policy and campaigning, charity management and Parliamentary engagement through her involvement as a staff member of and consultant to several other charities. She has been a Trustee of the Campaign for Better Transport since 2012.
John Stewart, Vice chair
John Stewart has worked or campaigned in the transport area for over 30 years. He is a past chair of Transport 2000. He currently campaigns mainly on aviation and noise issues.
Jim Barclay, Treasurer
Jim brings his professional experience in rail franchising, as well as a wide range of other transport areas (bus networks, highways, ferries and surface access to airports). He has worked as Finance Director for a number of organisations, including eight years at a £360m public transport organisation.
With a lifelong career in the transport industry, Mark brings experience of political campaigning, media relations, legislation, major planning applications, industrial relations and business processes. Mark's association with CBT as a Board member stretches back nearly 20 years, and he served as Chair of the Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust between 2007 and 2014.
Richard has been a lifelong railway manager, and is still very active in the railway pensions field and as specialist adviser on railways to the House of Commons Transport Committee. During his time at National Express Group in the 2000’s, his duties included transport policy affairs and he was on the Transport 2000 company board for a number of years.
Dr. Antoine Rogers is an Applied Sociologist living in the UK since 2000. He brings considerable experience of work and research expertise within a wide range of voluntary and campaigning organisations in the UK and in his native USA - particularly in the areas of charity finance management and governance. Antoine's work explores the broader role played by charities and other non government organisations in a civil society.
Anastasia is a campaigns and policy professional with over 5 years' experience leading successful and award-winning campaigns within the charity sector. She currently manages the national campaigns at The Children's Society and has previously worked for The Ramblers. Unable (and unwilling to learn) to drive, she has a real passion for public transport, ensuring it is accessible and affordable for everyone.
Sue spent most of her career in local government, most recently as Director of Planning and Transport at Nottingham City Council, where she was responsible for developing Nottingham's ground-breaking employer travel plans and the first Workplace Parking Levy in the country. She is now a consultant advising other local authorities on WPL and transport/planning strategy.