Women in Transport has elected Jo Field as its new president, succeeding Katie Hulland. Field is the managing director of specialist transport communications consultancy JFG Communications. Before founding the company in 2016, Field was head of campaigns, communications and stakeholder engagement atTransport for London (TfL), where she built the organisation’s award-winning stakeholder engagement team.
Field will serve a four-year term and her election was confirmed at Women in Transport’s annual general meeting held on 13 May 2021. Women in Transport members also elected five new board members, including Marny Moruzzi as Vice-President.
Commenting on her appointment as president, Field said: “I am a passionate campaigner for gender equality and I bring this energy and expertise to the role. I look forward to advocating for Women in Transport and boosting our connections with industry employers, parliamentarians and government to enable us to create positive change for our members and ensure we have an even greater voice on the issues that matter to us.
“As the transport industry recovers from the pandemic, there has never been a more important time to ensure gender diversity is central to policymaking and that a gender-balanced workforce is involved in the planning, design, construction and delivery of services to enable the industry to build back better.”
Newly elected vice president, Marny Moruzzi, said: “Women in Transport has been a constant support, a hub of knowledge and collaboration and a trusted and valuable network to me. In my career I have held various roles spanning traffic operations to major transport infrastructure projects including High Speed 2 and Lower Thames Crossing and I’ve been fortunate to get to know many of the Women in Transport board members, members and leaders past and present along the way. As vice president, I will draw on my varied experiences and knowledge to support and help lead Women in Transport in progressive and forward-thinking ways."
The full list of new Women in Transport board members is:
- President: Jo Field
- Vice President: Marny Moruzzi
- Past President: Katie Hulland
- Events Lead: Steve Griffiths
- Marketing Lead: Nicola McMillan
- Regional Coordinator: Asiya Jelani
- Regional Lead - West Midlands Alliance: Daljit Kalirai
The rest of the Women in Transport Board remains the same and can be found on the Women in Transport website at www.womenintransport.com/board-members