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Campaign for Better Transport looks to appoint new CEO

21 August 2020

Campaign for Better Transport has announced it is looking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer.

Current CEO Darren Shirley, who joined the sustainable transport charity in August 2018, is leaving to take up a role within the Department for Transport heading up the new Acceleration Unit to speed up the delivery of Government transport programmes and projects post Covid-19. 

Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said: 

“It has been a pleasure leading Campaign for Better Transport for the last two years. During that time we have not only been able to develop a new strategy for the organisation to take it into the future, but seen huge wins for sustainable transport including a national fund for rail reopenings, billions to restore lost bus networks and an unprecedented Government commitment to active travel. Despite being a small organisation, Campaign for Better Transport continues to have a huge impact on the national transport agenda and I am sure our paths will cross in my new role; in fact I look forward to it.”

John Stewart, Chair of Campaign for Better Transport said: 

“We will be very sorry to lose Darren but are honoured and delighted that he has been appointed to this important new role. We have started the process of seeking a new chief executive who will build on the first-rate work Darren has done.”

Darren will take up his new role at the Department for Transport in October. 

Application details for the post of Chief Executive are available here.


For further information please contact the press office on 020 3746 2235 or communications@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

1. Campaign for Better Transport operates in England and Wales. We campaign to bring sustainable transport to all and ensure solutions are delivered that improve the wellbeing of communities, quality of life and the environment. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).