Every week we will be featuring an interview with each of our Board Members, so you can find out more about them. Each interview will include why they are involved in sustainable travel, what they like about being part of Modeshift and much more. This week meet Modeshift’s Chair, Ross Butcher.
How long have you been involved in sustainable travel?
Nearly 15 years. All at Transport for London which included a 6 month placement at the London Borough of Newham within the school travel plan team.
What have you most enjoyed about your job?
Obviously, it’s the results, and that’s why we do the job!. So next up is all about the people and the relationships that have been forged and developed over the years.
What are you working on now and what’s next?
Getting London moving again! Throughout lockdown I’ve been working on plans to avoid a car-led recovery and from June I plan to deliver a number of targeted campaigns to get people to choose walking and cycling for journeys over the car.
What do you like about being on the Modeshift Board?
Hearing from members at our events that they really enjoy mixing and getting to know professionals that share that same passion and enthusiasm to grow levels of sustainable travel. Commonality and trust are two very special things you can find in Modeshift and I am delighted to have met so many amazing people over the years and witness the great work they have done. I am also so grateful to other members of the board that give their time to help run the organisation and our talented staff that keep the machine running and delivering an excellent service to our customers.
The picture is from 2019. A good friend of mine had always wanted to cycle from Hemel Hempstead to Central London on the Grand Union Canal and I was delighted to accompany him on that journey.