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New Chief Executive appointed

8 August 2018

Campaign for Better Transport has appointed Darren Shirley as its new Chief Executive.

Darren, who was previously leading Which?’s campaigning in regulated and retail markets, will join the transport charity on 8 August. Darren comes to the organisation with over ten years of experience in the environmental sector having working for WWF, Greenpeace UK and National Energy Action.

Darren Shirley, new Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said: “It’s a real pleasure to be taking on this role at an organisation that has been at the forefront of sustainable transport campaigning for more than three decades. Given the current crisis in public transport, and appalling levels of air pollution, delivering sustainable transport has never been more important than it is now. The next few years will be key to creating a better transport system that works for communities, protects the environment, and improves quality of life.

“I look forward to leading Campaign for Better Transport to influence what the future of transport looks like and continuing its vital work supporting local communities to oppose damaging road schemes or fight bus cuts, and demanding a better experience for rail passengers.”

Ruth Chambers, Chair of the Trustees, said: “We are delighted that Darren Shirley is joining Campaign for Better Transport at such an important time for transport and the charity. He brings a wealth of experience and a successful campaigning track record, and we will be looking to him to lead and develop the charity to ensure that we continue to make a positive difference to transport policy and decisions.”

Darren will be taking over from Stephen Joseph, who is stepping down after 30 years in this role. Stephen is staying on as adviser to the organisation until October and is then leaving to pursue other projects.


For further information please contact the press office on 07984 773 468 or communications@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).