Paul Sainthouse of Dawsongroup has become the new president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT(UK)) for 2019.
Mr Sainthouse has been managing director at Dawsongroup’s bus and coach business since 2002. The group is a specialist asset rental business operating in several related markets within the logistics sector. He joined as a management trainee in 1987.
He takes up the one-year presidency with immediate effect.
The CILT will celebrate its centenary during 2018 and said that Mr Sainthouse and its the board of directors, will ‘work tirelessly to create an Institute that will deliver on its vision and support businesses and individuals working within the profession for the next 100 years’.
Mr Sainthouse said: ‘I am delighted to accept the presidency for the year ahead. Our sectors face numerous challenges as well as opportunities in this very rapidly evolving world and I hope that CILT(UK), in its centenary year, will continue to be recognised as an increasingly relevant organisation with an important part to play in upholding professionalism, delivering thought leadership and supporting its individual members’ personal development.’
The CILT said Mr Sainthouse will build upon the significant work of his predecessor Robin Proctor FCILT.
Mr Proctor said: ‘It has been an honour to be president of CILT(UK). I took the role at an important time for our profession and also for the Institute. I am proud of the job we have done to ensure we successfully raised awareness of and promoted CILT’s influence throughout the profession.
‘I wish Paul all the very best in this role, and I am sure he will lead the Institute with distinction throughout this special celebratory year.'