Beverley Bell LLB (Hons)

About Beverley Bell LLB (Hons), FCILT, FSOE, FIRTE

Beverley Bell was the Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain and Traffic
Commissioner for the North West of England before she retired in May 2017.
She now undertakes consultancy work providing strategic, governance and compliance reviews.

She was born in Nigeria and educated at Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School in Crosby after which she read law at Liverpool University. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1985 and established her own practice in 1994, specialising in criminal and transport law.

She was appointed Traffic Commissioner for the North West of England in 2000, becoming the first female commissioner. In 2012, she was appointed as Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain. This is a statutory role with responsibility for giving guidance and directions on a range of matters to commissioners, in consultation with stakeholders.

She is a Fellow and Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) UK, having previously served as President. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) and Patron of the Society of Operations Engineers. She is a Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry, a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Carmen.

Beverley was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s birthday Honours List in 2017 for services
to road safety and the freight industry.
Beverley is also the Chair of Governors at Merchant Taylors’ Schools in Crosby.

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