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London Region

Chair: Sid Foster FCILT

Welcome to the London Region of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK).

The London Region currently covers two Groups: Heathrow Group and Supply Chain Network Group.

London Region Biographies:

I joined the RAF straight from school at 16 and served as an Airframe Fitter in Transport command. Served in Singapore & Malaya and on return served in Maintenance Command until joining BOAC in 1971. Began studying for City & Guilds qualifications at Southall College and on completion started studying at the Open University. Obtained a BA Degree and then started studying for the Chartered Institute of Transport exams. Continued studying and gained a Post Graduate diploma from Brunel University then a MSc. from University of Surrey. Joined the committee of the Heathrow Branch of the CIT in 1979 and on the amalgamation of the CIT with the ILT became a member of the new London Region Committee before eventually becoming the chairman.

Following a full time career with Transport for London and its predecessors, Peter is currently Director of Administration and Development with the London Tourist Coach Operators Association (LTCOA), a coach trade body, and on a voluntary basis is involved with a charity in the City of London, currently acting as Chair of Trustees.


Peter joined London Transport in 1980, the same year as he became a student member of the then Chartered Institute of Transport, as a Traffic Administration Trainee, covering many aspects of operating and planning bus and underground services in the capital, and from 1983 spent three years responsible for collecting and utilising passenger usage data on the Underground.


Following a spell working for Surrey and Hertfordshire County Council’s at the start of bus deregulation outside London, Peter returned to London Transport in 1989 working in the Tendered Bus Unit during the early days of bus service contracting in London. During this part of his career as well as being involved in planning and licensing of bus and coach services, Peter became more involved in engaging and consulting with stakeholders and customers on the development of the bus network and increasingly on other transport modes within TfL Surface Transport. In 2009 Peter became responsible for Consultation activity across Transport for London and lead a team responsible for consulting on a wide variety of schemes and projects; from River Crossings and Cycle Superhighways to bus service and infrastructure changes. In April 2016 the team achieved the Consultation Institute’s award for Consultation Excellence.


Peter left TfL in September 2016 and jointed the LTCOA later that year. He became a Chartered Fellow of the CILT in 2009.


I am a member of the London Region Committee and represent the London Region on the following Committees;-

Public Policies Committee (PPC), Regional Advisory Group (RAG), Aviation Policy Group (APG) and Strategic Rail Policy Group (SRPG).


I recently retired (after 43years) with British Airways having served in Supervisory and Management roles in Flight Operations, Ground Transportation and Passenger Services. My last role was as a Sales/Ticketing and Reservations specialist which often involved complex re-routing of passengers requiring an extensive knowledge of Passports, Visas and Immigration requirements for entry and/or transit to their final destinations.

I now use my expertise to assist people as a Transport & Travel Consultant.


I am also a Parish Councillor at Stokenchurch and have responsibilities for the village Allotments, as well as being a representative on various Local and County organizations necessary for the Councils proper function.


I am also involved in vehicle restoration in that I am part owner of both a London Bus and a Rover Metro.

A qualified accountant, Peter Gordon is retired from the railway having served in many posts for British Rail, Chiltern Railways and AEA Technology Rail / DeltaRail where he provided consultancy in many areas such as timetabling, passenger loading and advising on franchising bids. He is still very active serving as treasurer of the London Region and Railway Forum, chairing the Transport Statistics Users Group and editing the Transport Economist magazine. He is also a trustee and treasurer of the Voice of the Listener and Viewer which is a registered charity.

Dr Claire Papaix is a Senior Lecturer in Transport and Business Logistics at the Faculty of Business in the Department Systems Management &Strategy at the University of Greenwich. Previously, she obtained her PhD at The French Institute of Sciences and Technologies for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR) on the topic: how to successfully implement low‐carbon mobility policy for passengers in urban areas. For this, she focused on the environmental effectiveness, equity outcomes and acceptability challenges of various policy scenarios.

Next to her PhD research, she has been working on applied research projects in collaboration with transport industrials at the Climate Economics Chair (CEC) in Paris. She was also actively involved in the European research project on Transport Equity Analysis (TEA COST Action TU1209) and worked for this on the refinement of accessibility measures to better appraise equity in transport policy. She has since been looking into the 'Paradox' theory literature to appraise sustainable transport solutions, and her research interests are presently concentrating on exploring the links between transport and individuals' happiness.

Soroosh (Sam) has more than 17 years of experience in higher education, industry and business consultancy, and is currently senior lecturer of supply chain management, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy. He is course director of the Executive MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and the Leading Procurement Strategy, both the world-leading programmes at Cranfield University.

Michael joined the civil service from the RAF and has served throughout the UK, including many air- and sea-ports: worked on cross-Channel ferries; overseas duty has taken him to Cyprus, Gibraltar, Cairo, Kuala Lumpur and Kampala. His last posting was to Heathrow Airport, and he has been chairman of the Heathrow Group, part of London Region, for some 15 years.

IAN W TOUGH FCILT Regional Officer – London and South East Regions

Ian has been CILT’s Regional Officer for London and South East Regions since 2009.

Prior to that, his 35 year Civil Service career included logistics and transport, procurement, contracting, commissioning, supply management and supplier relationships. Across the government sector, Ian held appointments in Trade and Industry, Health, Environment and Transport, Ofsted, and was Director of Supplier Relations at the Office of Government Commerce – then part of HM Treasury. He also has a three year secondment to Partnership Sourcing Ltd – now the Institute of Collaborative Working.

A Fellow of CILT, he is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, the Chartered management Institute, and the Institute of Management Services.

Beyond the business environment, Ian serves as a Magistrate in South East London. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of World Traders and the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, the Linnean Society, and the Zoological Society of London.

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Want to find out more?

If you would like to get involved with the CILT London Region, or have any questions then please contact Ian Tough, Regional Officer or the Chairman.

Reports and Presentations

  • Operating Coaches in London - September 2019 - View here
  • Diversity and Inclusion – May 2019 – View here 
  • Indecision, decision and counter decision – April 2019 – View here 
  • Opportunities for the bus industry – April 2019 – View here 
  • Aviation Pictorial Review – March 2019 – View here
  • London Student Conference - February 2019 - View here
  • Visit to RAF Northolt – January 2019 – View here
  • Clean Air Zones – December 2018 – View here
  • Holborn Viaduct – November 2018 – View here
  • Blue Sky Thinking – June 2018 – View here
  • Visit to Mailrail – June 2018 – View here
  • Visit to Heathrow Pods – May 2018 – View here
  • Developing the Bus Archive – March 2018 – View here
  • Risk in the Supply Chain – March 2018 – View here
  • Regional Spotlight London – March 2018 – View here
  • London Student Conference - February 2018 - View here
  • Crossrail becomes Elizabeth Line – January 2018 – View here
  • London Student Conference - London Met Feb 2017 - View here
  • Visit to Kuehne + Nagel” – May 2016 – View here
  • Underground London - Down Street Station - View here 
  • London Region comments on the updated TfL Streetscape Guidance document - View here
  • The Metropolitan Railway and Farringdon's 150 - One Year On – 15th September 2014 - View here
  • LNG Shipping, Now and in the Future – 19th March 2014 – Event Presentation - View here
  • Seventh Student Conference, CILT(UK), London Region - University of Greenwich - View here

Focus Articles

  • Heathrow Group, Metroline - March 2020 - View here
  • When disaster strikes - February 2020 - View here
  • The Vernon Murphy Memorial Lecture, Crossrail: a journey from tunnel to travel – January 2016 – View here  
  • Competition in the European Rail Industry - View here 
  • Mind the (Performance) Gap - View here


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