Road haulage head leaves for role at Media Strategy

Road Haulage Association press and public affairs head Dan Hodges has left to join Media Strategy as an account manager.

Road Haulage Association press and public affairs head Dan Hodges

has left to join Media Strategy as an account manager.



His main role will be to co-ordinate communications for the Railway

Forum.



The newly formed forum is an umbrella body representing all those

involved in the rail industry.



Hodges will work to rebuild the image of the industry in the wake of

repeated batterings by the media. He will report to Media Strategy

managing director Charles Lewington.



Hodges left the Road Haulage Association last Friday, two days before

road hauliers swamped London in a mass demonstration against what they

perceive to be unfair taxation. The association has not yet decided

whether to replace Hodges.



He held the post for almost two years, reporting to association director

Steven Norris. Hodges previously worked for London Transport Minister

Glenda Jackson, his mother, for five years.



Hodges said: ’My main role is to get across the industry’s position on

the changes taking place in the rail industry. I want to help people

understand some of the difficulties facing the industry and the work the

forum will do to promote progress in the industry, benefits to the

environment and relief of road congestion.’



Formed in 1995, the forum hired Media Strategy and Brook Wilkinson to

devise and implement a communications programme last November.



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