Smith steps down as Transport Focus chief

08 March 2023
Anthony Smith
Anthony Smith


Anthony Smith is to step down as chief executive of independent watchdog Transport Focus at the end of the year. Smith has been in the role since 2005, heading Passenger Focus, which changed its name to Transport Focus in 2015. Prior to joining the organisation, he was chief executive at Rail Passengers Council.


Nigel Stevens, Transport Focus chair, said: “Anthony has dedicated almost 25 years to representing transport users. Transport Focus has become a trusted voice on their behalf, advocating in their interest and holding transport operators to account. The Board and colleagues are grateful for the commitment, leadership and passion Anthony has provided through a period of great change. He will leave Transport Focus in a strong position to face the challenges ahead.”


Anthony Smith said: “This has been a very personal decision but it is time the organisation had some fresh leadership. I’m proud to have been part of the evolution and development of Transport Focus, working with the fantastic team here to make sure transport users’ voice is kept at the heart of decision-making.”

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