• Note to Members, from Alan B Jones, Chair of Trustees

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    • by Alan B Jones
      Chair of Trustees

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    Dear CTA Member

    Happy New Year. I hope you have all managed to have a good break over the festive period.

    After eight and a half years as our Chief Executive, Bill Freeman is moving to a new role with another national charity towards the end of March. We’ll be sorry to see Bill go, but he leaves behind a good legacy and foundation for the next Chief Executive to build on.

    We have strong finances, great talent across all members of the team and new faces on the board bringing fresh perspectives and ideas about doing more with and for our members. Throughout the pandemic community transport has proved, once again, its vital role in solving big issues facing our communities and the legacy of this should be more opportunities to be part of addressing the challenges of the future. All this adds up to making the job of being our next Chief Executive an exciting prospect.

    We will be starting the process of recruiting our next Chief Executive shortly with the aim of having selected them before Bill leaves for pastures new. Our Chief Executive provides leadership to the whole movement, as well as CTA as an organisation, so we will be having a rigorous process for finding the right person that can perform both these facets of the role to a high standard. It’s the Board’s responsibility to lead this recruitment and you as members will be well represented in this process by the five trustees who are drawn from the membership.

    I’m sure you’ll all join me in wishing Bill well in his new role and I look forward to sharing more details about the recruitment process with you once these have been finalised.

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