Beverley Bell

CILT UK names Beverley Bell as its next President

The Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain, Beverley Bell, is to take up the one-year presidency of CILT UK from Jim Spittle when he passes on the honour at an inauguration lunch to be held in London on 8th May.

Beverley, who has been a Fellow of the Institute for nearly ten years and a Vice-President for the past two years, said about her appointment: “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.”

The outgoing President, Jim Spittle, added: “I am delighted that Beverley Bell has accepted our invitation to become the Institute’s President-Elect.  She is an extremely well-respected professional through her work as Senior Traffic Commissioner and has been an enthusiastic Vice-President as she champions the causes of both passenger transport and freight.”

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 public service vehicles (PSVs), the registration of local bus services, granting vocational licences and taking action against drivers of HGVs and PSVs.