Thursday, December 8, 2022
- Advertisement -
Home People Stagecoach’s Rob Jones newly elected Chair at TBF

Stagecoach’s Rob Jones newly elected Chair at TBF

Following the annual election for serving members of the Board of Trustees, Rob Jones, Managing Director Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire, has been appointed Chair of the Transport Benevolent Fund CIO.

Jones has been a serving trustee for the past 10 years and picks up the baton from outgoing chair, Chris Sullivan, currently with FirstBus, Hampshire, Dorset and Berkshire, who retired from the post in early February 2021.

Jones said: “I am extremely honoured to be asked to take on the role of Chair for the fund, and I thank my fellow trustees for their confidence in my ability to take up the position.

Advertisement

“My fellow Board members and I thank Chris Sullivan for his contribution during his time at the helm. He has been a great ambassador for the fund’s work and I am looking forward to continuing working together in our role reversals.

“Of course, the past 12 months have been particularly challenging for everyone, but TBF has been operational throughout and continues to offer support to those members who find themselves in need. The fund continues to evolve and we have some exciting times ahead with the increase in the value of benefits available; streamlining of the claims process; and the introduction of a membership portal, making access to personal records so much easier for members.”

Sullivan said: “It has been a pleasure to serve as Chair of the Board of Trustees and I am extremely proud of the fund’s work, but after more than 10 years in the post I feel that it’s time to step aside and allow new blood with fresh ideas to lead the way. I will continue to serve as a Board Trustee and offer my full support to Rob in his new position.”

During the election process, Ian Wilson, Network Rail Asset Engineer (Structures), was re-elected as Vice-chair of the fund.

Photo credit: Transport Benevolent Fund

image_pdfDownload article

Most Popular

TransPennine Express issues important advice for those travelling over the Christmas period

Rail operator TransPennine Express (TPE) is advising customers across the North and into Scotland to plan ahead with major engineering work by Network Rail planned to take place after Christmas into the New Year.

London Northwestern Railway confirms temporary suspension of Marston Vale Line train service

Trains on the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley have been temporarily suspended after it was confirmed that the maintenance company that looks after the trains had entered administration.

IRSE launches series of 10-minute videos

The Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) has launched its own series of online, informative videos – IRSE10///. Initially a series of six high quality,...

Key Carlisle rail routes reopen after freight derailment

More than 25,000 hours of work has taken place to get the railway restored after a freight train derailment cut off two key rail...
- Advertisement -