Geraint Davies begins role as new FORS Concession Director
1 Aug 2023
• New FORS Concession Director brings vast knowledge and impressive skill-set to role
• Leaves long-held position with FORS Gold accredited operator, John Raymond Transport
• Senior positions with Logistics UK Road Freight Council and RHA Board of Directors
• “I am extremely passionate about FORS, and I’m proud to have supported the scheme since the very beginning.” Geraint Davies
FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has appointed Geraint Davies as its new Concession Director. He begins his new role today, Monday 3rd July. Davies, who leaves his role as Chief Operating Officer at John Raymond Transport, is already well known in the transport sector, bringing with him a wealth of experience, including senior positions with the RHA and Logistics UK, and a close association with FORS for many years.
Davies will build upon the excellent work laid down by outgoing Concession Director, Ian Henderson. During his time heading the FORS team, Henderson’s work on transitioning to the new concessionaire has been pivotal to the ongoing success of FORS. He has also overseen several initiatives which have significantly enhanced the scheme; chief among them were developing a closer collaboration with various industry stakeholders, enhancing the FORSProfessional training portfolio and implementing the scheme’s ‘future of accreditation’ strategy.
With a hugely impressive CV and a staunch advocate of FORS throughout his career, Geraint Davies has most recently presided over the John Raymond Transport fleet as a FORS Gold accredited operator. He was part of the very first cohort in 2012 to qualify as a FORSPractitioner, and has also been a FORS auditor and FORS driver trainer. More widely, Davies has chaired the Logistics UK Road Freight Council at Westminster and has served on the RHA Board of Directors. He has also been chair of the Wales Road Transport Advisory Group, and vice-chair of the South Wales IRTE / SOE.
With his associations with stakeholders across the transport sector, plus an impressive skill-set, Davies is uniquely placed to further build upon the collaborations FORS has shaped over the last 18 months.
“I am truly passionate about FORS,” said Davies, “and I’m proud to have supported the scheme since the very beginning. Ian Henderson and his team have certainly taken the scheme forward and, with my previously held relationships with industry bodies, I’m intent on building upon that success. FORS is a well-established entity, and I still see huge potential for it to grow further. With a focus on safety, efficiency and sustainability, I know FORS can bring tangible benefits to operators. In fact,” he said, “I have first-hand experience of exactly what FORS can deliver.”
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