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
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.