Women in Transport has elected CIPR fellow Jo Field as President for a four-year term.
The not-for-profit professional membership network, which celebrates its 15th year this June, works to empower women in the transport sector to maximise their potential and provides access to leadership training, mentoring, events and its All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG).
JFG Communications founder and managing director Jo Field brings experience of driving equalities initiatives, including an award-winning accessibility campaign, a women’s sponsorship programme and a youth panel, and a passion for addressing women’s under-representation in the transport industry.
‘It is an honour to become President of Women in Transport and I would like to thank our members, Board and Chief Executive for putting their trust in me,’ said Jo.
‘I am a passionate campaigner for gender equality and I bring this energy and expertise to the role.
‘It is important for PR professionals to have senior roles in any organisation to shape strategy and build advocacy for its work.
‘My election as President recognises the important role that communications professionals play in the transport industry, from engaging customers and stakeholders to making the case for infrastructure and services.
‘I look forward to using my experience to advocate for Women in Transport and boost our connections with industry employers, parliamentarians and government to enable us to create positive change for our members and ensure we have an even greater voice on the issues that matter to us.’
Prior to founding JFG Communications, Jo spent almost ten years at Transport for London, leading its stakeholder engagement team, building stakeholder support and advocacy for London’s transport infrastructure. She has been named among the 100 most influential women in Westminster as well as one of the top ten most inspirational women in public affairs.
The Women in Transport Board members working alongside the new president are vice president Marny Moruzzi, past president Katie Hulland, events lead Steve Griffiths, marketing lead Nicola McMillan, regional coordinator Asiya Jelani and regional lead – West Midlands Alliance Daljit Kalirai.
Find out more about the Women in Transport Board here.