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Announcements regarding the Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain

After four years as Traffic Commissioner for the North West of England, Gerallt Evans has announced his retirement from the role with effect from 31 January 2024.

Gerallt will continue in the role of Deputy Traffic Commissioner. A recruitment process for the Traffic Commissioner for the North West has already been launched and more details can be found here. 

The Traffic Commissioner for Scotland, Claire Gilmore, has also announced that, after five years, she is resigning her post from May 2024, to pursue new challenges.  

“I would like to publicly record my thanks to Gerallt and Claire for their contribution to road safety in Great Britain and their successes of the last four and five years respectively,” said Senior Traffic Commissioner, Richard Turfitt. “It has been a challenging period, continuing to serve the public whilst meeting challenges like the pandemic and driver shortages. Their work has strengthened the Traffic Commissioner tribunal. In addition to the hours spent on cases, education and encouraging road transport businesses, they have led improvements in our data governance and quality assurance. I therefore wish Claire every success in the future and am grateful that Gerallt has decided to use his skills as a Deputy Traffic Commissioner.” 

The Secretary of State for Transport has also appointed a new Deputy Traffic Commissioner. 

Kenneth Young is an advocate with a practice encompassing commercial litigation, administrative law and public inquiries. He will be based in Scotland. “I am delighted that Kenneth has been appointed as a member of the team,” said Mr Turfitt. “He brings with him significant and varied experience and I am sure he will provide valuable support to the full-time commissioners as we face fresh challenges in workload and continue our modernisation plans.” 


Published On: 25/01/2024 14:05:00


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