Claire Haigh is Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, a coalition of the UK’s major public transport groups and other supporters committed to encouraging people to make more sustainable travel choices. She is the Executive Director of the Transport Knowledge Hub; and a Director of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership. She also chairs the Delivery & Impacts Independent Review Panel for the Government’s Joint Air Quality Unit (DfT/Defra); and, has been an Advisor and Board Member of Transport for Greater Manchester.
“There isn’t a single area of our daily lives that doesn’t in some way depend on buses – from getting to school, to work, to the shops, to connecting up friends and family. Buses literally join up the dots in our society and our economy. Buses are also key to reducing congestion on our roads and carbon emissions. Reducing car travel is going to be essential if we are to achieve an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050. Switching from car to bus is an immediate cost effective step towards achieving this goal.”
Previously she was Project Director for Journey Solutions, where she was responsible for PLUSBUS. Other previous roles include Sales Director for Chameleon Press; and, Account Executive for DDB advertising agency. She read History and German at Magdalen College Oxford. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce.