Goodson Thomas Appointed to Search for a Non-Executive Chair for Transport for Wales on behalf of the Welsh Government
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Transport for Wales (TfW) is a not for profit company, wholly-owned by the Welsh Government and established in 2015. Set-up initially as an expert adviser and advocate for transport-related matters, TfW has provided technical advice to allow the Welsh Government to procure its Operator and Development Partner (ODP) for the Wales and Borders rail services and the delivery of the South Wales Metro.

The Welsh Ministers aspiration for TfW is to enable the company to take on a much wider range of transport functions. TfW is transitioning beyond its status as an advisory body to become an operational delivery agent for the Welsh Ministers. Mobilisation of the ODP has begun and TfW prepares to assume responsibility for operating the rail network in October 2018.

These are exciting times for the transport sector in Wales. There is no doubt that transport services and infrastructure, and its role in connecting our communities, people and businesses to jobs, facilities, services and markets, are key to the delivery of the Welsh Government’s Programme for Government.

Integrating the provision of services and infrastructure through TfW has opened a new chapter in the wider integration of public transport in Wales. The Chair of TfW will have a unique opportunity to lead an organisation through the delivery of ground-breaking transformation in transport across the Wales & Borders region. The Chair will be responsible for ensuring passengers are at the heart of decision-making and growing the company to become an innovative delivery agent that Wales can be proud of.

The Chair will be a leader and strategic thinker, able to uphold high standards of integrity and probity and with a willingness to be an ambassador for TfW. TfW is fundamental to realising the Welsh Ministers’ ambition for a transport system that provides high-quality, safe, affordable and sustainable transport for all and that contributes to economic growth and the country’s well-being. 

To apply, see our vacancies page. 

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Mae Trafnidiaeth Cymru yn gwmni nid er elw sy'n berchen yn gyfan gwbl i Lywodraeth Cymru. Fe'i sefydlwyd yn 2015 i roi cyngor arbenigol ar faterion sy'n ymwneud â thrafnidiaeth. Mae hefyd wedi darparu cyngor technegol i alluogi Llywodraeth Cymru i gaffael Partner Gweithredu a Datblygu ar gyfer gwasanaethau rheilffyrdd Cymru a'r Gororau a Metro De Cymru.

Dyhead Gweinidogion Cymru ar gyfer Trafnidiaeth Cymru yw ei alluogi i gyflawni amrywiaeth ehangach o swyddogaethau trafnidiaeth. Mae Trafnidiaeth Cymru yn trawsnewid o'i statws fel corff cynghori i fod yn asiant cyflenwi gweithredol ar gyfer Gweinidogion Cymru. Mae'r broses o drosglwyddo i'r Partner Gweithredu a Datblygu newydd wedi dechrau ac mae Trafnidiaeth Cymru yn paratoi i gymryd cyfrifoldeb am weithredu'r rhwydwaith rheilffyrdd ym mis Hydref 2018.

Mae'n gyfnod cyffrous i'r sector trafnidiaeth yng Nghymru. Nid oes un amheuaeth bod y gwasanaethau a seilwaith trafnidiaeth, a'u rôl o ran cysylltu ein cymunedau, ein pobl a'n busnesau â swyddi, cyfleusterau, gwasanaethau a marchnadoedd, yn rhan allweddol o weithredu Rhaglen Lywodraethu Llywodraeth Cymru.

Drwy gyfuno’r ffordd y caiff y gwasanaethau a’r seilwaith eu darparu, mae Trafnidiaeth Cymru wedi dechrau pennod newydd ar gyfer integreiddio gwasanaethau cyhoeddus ehangach ledled Cymru. Bydd gan Gadeirydd Trafnidiaeth Cymru gyfle unigryw i arwain corff fydd yn chwyldroi trafnidiaeth ledled Cymru a’r Gororau. Bydd y Cadeirydd yn gyfrifol am sicrhau mai teithwyr fydd wrth galon pob penderfyniad a bod y Cwmni’n tyfu i fod yn asiant darparu arloesol y gall Cymru ymfalchïo ynddo.

Bydd y Cadeirydd yn arweinydd ac yn feddyliwr strategol fydd yn gallu cynnal safonau uchel o ran uniondeb a gonestrwydd a bydd yn barod i fod yn llysgennad dros Trafnidiaeth Cymru. Mae Trafnidiaeth Cymru’n hanfodol i wireddu uchelgais Gweinidogion Cymru ar gyfer system drafnidiaeth sy’n darparu cludiant diogel, fforddiadwy a chynaliadwy o’r ansawdd uchaf ac sy’n cyfrannu at dwf economaidd a lles y wlad.

I wneud cais, gweler ein tudalen swyddi gwag.

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