The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT(UK)) is pleased to announce that Paul Sainthouse FCILT, Managing Director, Dawsongroup bus and coach limited, is the new President of the Institute for 2019. He will take up the one-year presidency with immediate effect.
This year is a special and significant one for CILT, as throughout 2019 the Institute will celebrate its centenary. As President of CILT(UK), Paul, along with the board of directors, will work tirelessly to create an Institute that will deliver on its vision and support businesses and individuals working within the profession for the next 100 years.
Commenting on his appointment, Paul said: “I am delighted to accept the Presidency for the year ahead. Our sectors face numerous challenges as well as opportunities in this very rapidly evolving world and I hope that CILT(UK), in its centenary year, will continue to be recognised as an increasingly relevant organisation with an important part to play in upholding professionalism, delivering thought leadership and supporting its individual members personal development.”
The new President will build upon the significant work of his predecessor Robin Proctor FCILT, who helped implement a new strategy and shape a new vision for the Institute during his tenure. Robin said: “It has been an honour to be President of CILT(UK). I took the role at an important time for our profession and also for the Institute. I am proud of the job we have done to ensure we successfully raised awareness of and promoted CILT’s influence throughout the profession. I wish Paul all the very best in this role, and I am sure he will lead the Institute with distinction throughout this special celebratory year.”
Paul Sainthouse has spent more than 30 years with Dawsongroup, a specialist asset rental business operating in several related markets within the logistics sector, joining as a management trainee in 1987, and since 2002 in his current role as Managing Director of the group’s bus and coach business.
Kevin Richardson FCILT, Chief Executive, CILT(UK), welcomed the new President, saying: “At CILT, we recognise the need to raise standards and attract and develop the talent that will enable us to support the sectors that we represent. Paul’s parliamentary connections and active involvement in the profession make him the right man to represent the Institute during our centenary year and positively promote CILT(UK) and the critical role of our sectors during what will be a challenging year for us all.”