Chair & Non-executive Directors

Reading Buses

Reading Buses

Chair & Non-executive Directors

Chair £10k pa
Non-executive director: Six roles: £5k pa

Campbell Tickell are proud to be recruiting a Chair and Non-Executive Directors at Reading Buses.

Reading Buses has won many national awards for quality and innovation and performs a crucial role in delivering the Council’s environmental and transport aspirations. It is one of a handful of bus companies in the UK that are wholly owned by a local council but are operationally independent from them. The company is run on commercial lines and has recently taken over two other companies to run services across Berkshire.

There could be no better time to join the board with the development of local public transport plans and the government’s commitment to investment in bus services. We want to ensure the company has a sound financial future, is at the forefront of the move to zero carbon and we see the growth in public transport. Prior to the pandemic, Reading had the second highest bus patronage outside of London.

We have a great track record, but recognise that we need the skills and drive from a board focused on future sustainability and innovation to meet the need for a comprehensive public transport future, which is affordable and available for people as our economy recovers from the pandemic and beyond.

The company’s future success is vital for Reading and the wider area, and we have the opportunity to reinvest any surpluses in social and environmental benefits. We need a board that is experienced and qualified for the roles, committed to our values and ambitious for the company’s future performance.

Chair: Bringing prior NED/Chair experience and exceptional relationship management skills, you will appreciate what it takes to bring a Board and Executive team together, building confidence and focus around refreshed strategic goals.

NEDs: You will have experience in one or more of the following: finance, corporate governance, business assurance, transport/logistics, customer service, sustainability, engineering, marketing, health and safety, human resources, and/or organisational development.

To find out more about these unique opportunities, download a job pack at 

Kelly Shaw at Campbell Tickell is available for an informal discussion. You can contact her on 07900 363803 but we would suggest you email in the first instance at [email protected] to book a call.

Closing date: Friday 8th October 2021 at 9am


  • Location: Reading
  • Job Title: Chair & Non-executive Directors
  • Salary:
  • Closed: 8 Oct 2021

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