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President and Vice-Presidents

The presidential term for our Institute is one year, and our current President is Will Whitehorn.

About Will Whitehorn FCILT

Will Whitehorn FCILT is Deputy Chairman, Stagecoach Group plc and has been a CILT Vice-President for five years. He is a leading figure in the transport sector and has worked in the profession all of his working life.

Commenting on his appointment, he says: ‘It is a great honour to have been appointed President of CILT in the UK. 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.’ 

Will Whitehorn learnt to fly at the age of 16 as an RAF cadet. He studied History and Economics at Aberdeen University, then began his transport career working for British Airways as a helicopter crewman in the North Sea oil industry. He then became a graduate trainee with Thomas Cook. He went on to work for Virgin Group for 25 years, where he helped establish Virgin Atlantic on the global stage before spearheading Virgin’s move into rail. He was a founding director, London and Continental Railways, and went on to lead Virgin’s bid for the West Coast Main Line franchise. In 2004, he became President, spaceflight company Virgin Galactic, overseeing the construction of the world’s first commercial spaceship. As well as holding several non-executive roles outside the profession, Will Whitehorn is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and The Marketing Society.

The Vice-Presidents are:

Beverley Bell FCILT   Paul Brooks FCILT
Jim Steer FCILT   Jim Spittle FCILT
Graham Inglis FCILT    Lord Tony Berkeley FCILT
Sir Peter Hendy CBE FCILT    Steve Gooding FCILT
Richard Brown CBE FCILT    Robin Proctor  FCILT
Dino Rocos FCILT 
  Dr Jon Lamonte FCILT



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