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Introduction


Become our Chair

We’re the charity making it easier to walk and cycle

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Introduction


Become our Chair

We’re the charity making it easier to walk and cycle

 

welcome letter

Dear candidate

Thank you for your interest in the role of Chair of Trustees at Sustrans.

This year we celebrate 40 years of Sustrans. Since 1977, when a group of friends in Bristol formed an action group to challenge the growing dominance of cars on our streets, we have been empowering people to make travel choices which are good for them, their neighbourhoods and the environment.

Today we are a charity supported by hundreds of thousands of people, including over 40,000 donors and 4,000 volunteers. The pioneering National Cycle Network remains an essential part of our identity, but is far from the only example of Sustrans’ impact. Our passionate and creative staff and volunteers are making it easier for people to walk and cycle right across the UK: connecting people and places, creating liveable neighbourhoods and transforming the school run and commutes. Our diverse projects are leading to happier, healthier people, greener, better local environments, and stronger economies and communities.

Our current Chair of Trustees, Bill Stow, will complete his term at the end of 2017, having led Sustrans through a period of significant change culminating with the launch of our new strategy. We are re-focused, inspired, unified and ready to respond to the challenges ahead, and seeking a successor who can continue to provide inspirational leadership, and help us to make that strategy a reality. We are looking for someone who can inspire our staff, and support and motivate our senior leadership, so that we can set out in the right direction to make the next 40 years as successful as the last.

If this challenge appeals to you, and you share our enthusiasm and passion for making it easier for people to walk and cycle, please take the opportunity to talk to Lottie Wihl and Jessica Stockford at Prospectus who are leading our appointments process.

With best wishes,

Xavier Brice