Steve Gooding named CILT(UK) president 202116 Dec 2020

RAC Foundation director to hold position for 12 months

Steve Gooding, the director of the RAC Foundation, has been chosen as the president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT(UK)) for 2021.

He will begin his one-year presidency at the start of the year. Alongside the board of directors and vice-presidents, Steve will promote CILT as the essential home for those involved in the movement of goods and people, and their associated supply chains.

Steve will build on the significant work of his predecessor, Paul Sainthouse, who helped steer the Institute through the coronavirus pandemic, supported the work on merging CILT(UK) and CILT International and led the Institute during its centenary year in 2019.

Commenting on his appointment, Steve said:

“After several years serving as a vice president of CILT, I have come to know the Institute well and I am honoured to be made president. 2021 looks set to be a year when the skills of CILT members will be tested to the full as we start to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis, and come to terms with our new relationship with the EU.

“I am keen to see CILT continue to support its members by promoting best practice, providing training and awarding qualifications to deliver on the Institute’s core mission to deliver professionalism in motion.”

Steve Gooding became director of the RAC Foundation in 2015. Steve was previously director general at the Department for Transport, responsible for a wide range of issues relating to travel, roads, motoring and logistics, including management of the executive agencies that run driver and vehicle licensing and testing. In a long civil service career he worked on many, mostly transport-related, policy issues.

Kevin Richardson FCILT, chief executive, CILT(UK), welcomed the new president, saying:

“I am delighted to welcome Steve Gooding as the new president of CILT(UK). Steve’s experience and expertise will help lead CILT into a new era, as we work to develop our professions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and promote the importance of this great profession. I look forward to working with him to ensure this Institute continues to grow in 2021 and beyond.”


Contact at the RAC Foundation:

Philip Gomm – Head of External Communications – RAC Foundation

[email protected] | 07711 776448

Contacts at the CILT:

Anthony Kendrick – [email protected] | 01536 740117

Max Hodge –  [email protected] |01536 740159

Notes to editors:

The RAC Foundation is a transport policy and research organisation that explores the economic, mobility, safety and environmental issues relating to roads and their users.

The Foundation publishes independent and authoritative research with which it promotes informed debate and advocates policy in the interest of the responsible motorist. All the Foundation’s work is available at:

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is the independent international professional body for individuals and companies associated with logistics and transport. It has over 33,000 members in over 31 countries worldwide. CILT(UK) is the UK territorial body of CILT, which has a presence in more than 30 countries across the world. This network of members and contacts can connect all CILT members wherever they are in the world and constitutes the greatest resource of professional expertise within our areas of interest.