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Appointment of Non-Executive Chair

Recruiter: Transport for Wales
Type: Permanent
Location: UK
Salary: £425.00 per day

Remuneration:   £425.00 per day

Time commitment: 5 days per month, decreasing after 6 months to 3 days per month (48 days for year 1, decreasing to 36 days per year hereafter)


Transport for Wales (TfW) is a not for profit company, wholly-owned by the Welsh Government and established in 2015.  Set-up initially as an expert adviser and advocate for transport related matters, TfW has provided technical advice to allow the Welsh Government to procure its Operator and Development Partner (ODP) for the Wales and Borders rail services and the delivery of the South Wales Metro.


The Welsh Ministers aspiration for TfW is to enable the Company to take on a much wider range of transport functions.  TfW is transitioning beyond its status as an advisory body to become an operational delivery agent for the Welsh Ministers. Mobilisation of the ODP has begun and TfW prepares to assume responsibility for operating the rail network in October 2018.


These are exciting times for the transport sector in Wales. There is no doubt that transport services and infrastructure, and its role in connecting our communities, people and businesses to jobs, facilities, services and markets, are key to the delivery of the Welsh Government’s Programme for Government.


Integrating the provision of services and infrastructure through TfW has opened a new chapter in the wider integration of public transport in Wales.  The Chair of TfW will have a unique opportunity to lead an organisation through the delivery of ground-breaking transformation in transport across the Wales & Borders region. The Chair will be responsible for ensuring passengers are at the heart of decision-making and growing the Company to become an innovative delivery agent that Wales can be proud of.


The Chair will be a leader and strategic thinker, able to uphold high standards of integrity and probity and with a willingness to be an ambassador for TfW. TfW is fundamental to realising the Welsh Ministers’ ambition for a transport system that provides high-quality, safe, affordable and sustainable transport for all and that contributes to economic growth and the country’s well-being.