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 also a Director of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and a regular columnist for the monthly magazine Transport Times. She was also an Advisor to Transport for Greater Manchester, providing strategic advice to the monthly Executive Board. She is a Chartered Fellow (FCILT) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA).
“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.”
Claire was previously Project Director for Journey Solutions, where she was responsible for the creation and implementation of PLUSBUS – the national integrated bus/rail ticket. Other previous roles include Sales Director for the Chameleon Press printing company. She read History and German at Magdalen College Oxford, and began her career in advertising working as an Account Executive for DDB. Her interests include her work as an artist, for which she has had several solo exhibitions in central London. She is also a Community Ambassador for CRISIS, the national charity for single homeless people.