Nestrans starts process to appoint new board member

Stuart Smith2010, News

The regional transport partnership Nestrans has started the process to appoint a new board member.

It is seeking to bring board numbers back up to the full complement of 12 following the resignation of former First Aberdeen managing director George Mair, now Director of the Confederation of Passenger Transport in Scotland.

Nestrans has advertised for applicants for the place, one of four non-councillor members of the board.

Chair Councillor Kevin Stewart said: “George has been a member of the board since Nestrans’ inception in 2006 and has contributed massively to its work over the years.

“We are keen to identify someone with the same drive and determination to help us continue to secure very real transport gains for Aberdeen City and Shire.”

The new board member will be appointed by the Nestrans Board after approval from the Minister for Transport following the open advertisement and selection process.

The remaining board membership comprises four representatives each from Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils.

Nestrans works in co-operation with the local authorities and other organisations to improve the local transport network, centred upon a strategy to the year 2021.working hard with Councils, the Scottish Government and transport operators to improve transport.