Senior Traffic Commissioner for Britain Beverley Bell is to take over the presidency of the Chartered Institute of Land Transport from incumbent Jim Spittle, from May 8.
The honour will be passed to Bell at an inauguration lunch of the organisation, whose work includes in the rail sector.
Bell, a fellow of the Institute for nearly ten years and a vice president for the past two, began her career in private law practice.
Specialising in criminal and transport law, Bell was appointed Traffic Commissioner for the North West of England in April 2000 and Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain in June 2012.
She works closely with the Department for Transport, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, other government agencies and the industry to champion safe, fair and reliable passenger and goods transport.