Beverley Bell becomes CILT President

09 February 2015

Hazchem Network’s Managing Director has been a longstanding member of what was originally the Institute of Logistics, which was merged with the Chartered Institute of Transport, many years ago to form The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport [CILT], at which time Karim became [and remains] an active Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Logistics.

So we are delighted to post Steve Agg’s announcement regarding the new President of the CILT -

I am delighted to announce that Beverley Bell FCILT, Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain is to be our next President.

Beverley will take up the one-year Presidency from Jim Spittle FCILT when he passes the honour at an inauguration lunch to be held in London on May 8th.

Beverley has been a Fellow of the Institute for nearly ten years and a Vice-President for the past two years. Commenting on her appointment Beverley said: ‘It is both an honour and a privilege to be given this opportunity to represent the logistics and transport profession during such an exciting period of growth and development.’

Beverley began her career in private law practice before establishing her own practice in 1990, specialising in Criminal and Transport Law. She was appointed Traffic Commissioner for the North West of England in April 2000 and Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain in June 2012.

In these roles, Beverley works closely with the Department for Transport (DfT), Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), other government agencies and the industry to champion safe, fair and reliable passenger and goods transport.

Her responsibilities as a Traffic Commissioner involve the licensing of the operators of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and of buses and coaches known as Public Service Vehicles (PSVs), the registration of local bus services, granting vocational licences and taking action against drivers of HGVs and PSVs.

I am sure you will agree that this is great news for the Institute and we all look forward to working with Beverley during her presidency.

Steve Agg FCILT
Chief Executive, CILT

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