Will Whitehorn

Stagecoach director Will Whitehorn will take over senior traffic commissioner Beverly Bell as the president of the CILT later this year.

Whitehorn, who’s background is in aviation, will assume the role at on 20 May, after serving the institute as vice-president for four years.

Outgoing president Bell said: “I am delighted that Will Whitehorn has accepted our invitation to become the institute’s president-elect.

“He is an extremely well-liked and well-respected professional and his experience and expertise will ensure the Institute is at the forefront of the latest developments in our industry.”

Whitehorn, who is also chairman of transport technology company Transport Systems Catapult, added: “I am thrilled to represent the profession at such a momentous period of technological change that is currently sweeping through every aspect of our activities.

“We are on a rapid curve towards artificial intelligence and autonomous systems transforming the future of transport and logistics; this change will require an increasing emphasis on new skills and qualifications.”