New Directors for Bus Users
After an impressive voter turnout, the three Directors who will be joining the Board of Bus Users are David Redgewell, Hugh Jaeger and Harry Baker.
In welcoming the appointments, Claire Walters, Chief Executive of Bus Users said: “We had an unprecedented number of candidates for this election and a fantastic response from our members with a 63% voter turnout. We are very pleased to welcome our new Directors, Harry Barker, Hugh Jaeger and David Redgewell and would like to thank all the candidates who put themselves forward.”
David Redgewell has been heavily involved in campaigning for rural bus services. He has been a director of Transport 2000, and worked on UK bus policy in parliament, as well as lobbying on public transport, infrastructure and policy. David has a wide network of industry contacts and a good knowledge of disability issues facing passengers.
Hugh Jaeger began his career with London Underground in 1985 before becoming an ASLEF trades unionist. He is a passionate campaigner for bus services and since 2007, has been Chair of Bus Users Oxford and extensively involved in Your Bus Matters and Catch the Bus Week events.
Harry Barker, who describes himself as a 'passionate supporter of improved public transport', has been a member of Bus Users for many years. He joined The Omnibus Society in 1987, becoming Chairman in 2012, and is involved with RELBUS and a member of the Bus Appeals Body Scotland.
The election was carried out by independent polling organisation UK Engage.