Young girl on a bus with a man and small child in the background

Bus passenger champion welcomes new members to its Board

Bus Users UK, a leading voice for accessible transport has welcomed four new Trustees to its Board, bringing a wealth of expertise and a passion for inclusive, accessible transport.

A lineup of new and existing members of the Bus Users Board along with Chief Executive Claire Walters

Left to right: Tom Quay, Cecelia Hibbert, Jennie Martin, Charlie Barnes, Jeff Anderson, Laura Creaven, Claire Walters, Harry Barker and Ben Colson

Charlie Barnes is passionate about the move to Net Zero, a keen advocate or inclusive policy and practice and a founder member of Women in Transport. Charlie is currently Innovation Project Lead on Consumer Vulnerability at UK Power Networks, researching the impact of transport/fuel/water/data poverty on lower income groups.

Laura Creaven has a background in PR and currently works in trust fundraising for St Basils, a charity working with young homeless people. Laura is a bus passenger champion for Transport for West Midlands and a passionate advocate for buses and ensuring they are given equal priority alongside other shared and active travel options.

Cecelia (CeeCee) Osakwe Hibbert is an elected councillor who has served on Wolverhampton’s Transport Committee for four years. Cecelia has worked alongside Bus Users on events in her local area and has a keen interest in transport poverty and its impact on loneliness and social exclusion, particularly in relation to lower-income and ethnic minority groups.

Tom Quay is CEO of Passenger, a customer experience platform advocating for shared, sustainable transport. Tom has a strong understanding of industry-based technology, a commitment to the human needs being served by it and a desire to make public transport a genuinely viable alternative to the car.

Claire Walters, Chief Executive of Bus Users UK today welcomed the appointments: “As the cost-of-living crisis deepens, affordable and accessible transport is even more critical to those who depend on it for access to employment, education, health and social care.

“Our new Board members offer a wealth of skills, knowledge and expertise that will drive forward our mission and help improve access to these vital, sustainable services.”

Bus Users 2023-02-15T14:20:40+00:00