The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has announced that Ralph Roberts, CEO of McGill’s Buses, will become the new CPT President at the end of January 2022, taking over from Jane Cole.
Ralph Roberts will bring to his role over 40 years of knowledge of the transport sector. Ralph has spent the past 12 years as Chief Executive Officer of McGill’s Buses where he is responsible for running Scotland’s largest zero emission bus fleet and leading a workforce of 1500 employees.
CPT Chief Executive Graham Vidler said: “I’d like to thank Jane for her dedication and hard work, which I know will continue through to the end of her presidency. Her leadership as president has been invaluable as CPT members have worked to agree the strategic priorities of the organisation for the years ahead.
“I’m delighted to once again welcome Ralph to the CPT team having twice previously been Chair of CPT Scotland. His extensive experience in the transport industry will be a huge asset to CPT.”
Ralph Roberts said: “I’m delighted to be stepping into the role of CPT President. Jane has done a fantastic job throughout 2021 and I’m sure she will continue to do so.
“I’m looking forward to getting to know CPT members across the country, especially those outside of Scotland, to help them to get the most out of their membership.
Jane will continue as President through until CPT’s Council meeting on 27 January and will deliver the closing remarks at CPT’s Bus and Coach Conference in January.
Due to Covid, the CPT is once again cancelling its traditional Annual Dinner – where the ‘public’ handover over the president’s role takes place.