Nigel Stevens appointed new Transport Focus Chair

  • brings decades of experience championing the needs of passengers within the transport industry
  • Nigel Stevens will oversee the changes needed within Transport Focus ahead of launch of new rail body Great British Railways

Nigel Stevens will take on the role of Transport Focus’ Chair during the rollout of the biggest reform on Britain’s railways in 25 years, and Great British Railways (GBR). Nigel will be responsible for overseeing and inspiring the change needed to ensure Transport Focus works effectively with GBR as the passenger champion over the coming years. This is an important step in transforming the rail industry to deliver for its passengers.

Beyond Britain’s railways, in an exciting period of change, Nigel will be responsible for ensuring that Transport Focus is an effective representative of the users of the strategic road network in England and bus, coach and tram passengers outside of London.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:

As we roll out the biggest reforms to rail in a generation and put passengers at the heart of the network, we must ensure that the industry stands ready to deliver these changes.

Nigel has years of experience championing the needs of passengers within the transport industry and I look forward to working alongside him as we continue revolutionising our railways.

Nigel Stevens brings decades of experience working in senior roles within the transport industry, particularly focusing on passengers, including as CEO of Transdev UK and Ireland and COO of UK and Ireland at Keolis Group.

Nigel Stevens said:

Transport Focus champions the needs of users across the transport network – a role that has never been more critical than at this exciting time of change for transport. I am particularly looking forward to working with Great British Railways to help in ensuring that it delivers a truly passenger-focused railway.

I am delighted to have been appointed as the new Chair of Transport Focus and look forward to working with the Transport Focus team and its stakeholders as I lead the organisation in the exciting times ahead.

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