Governance and Standards Advisory Group

The Governance and Standards Advisory Group (GSAG) is made up of operators, specifiers and stakeholders who provide advice and guidance on the development of FORS.

GSAG was established by the FORS Community Partnership (FCP) to:

  • Be a credible and technically competent body able to input to the development of the FORS Standard
  • Recommend changes, improvements and additions to the scheme where appropriate
  • Provide guidance to ensure that the FORS Standard is subject to continuous improvement, remains relevant to industry needs and compatible with all relevant legislation
  • Provide representatives to form an independent panel to hear member appeals relating to compliance and enforcement action taken by FCP
  • Help promote the development and growth of FORS to suppliers, customers, colleagues and stakeholders
  • Oversee the integrity of the scheme and the brand

GSAG does not have a role in the day-to-day management of FORS.


GSAG has four representative member organisations: AECOM, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Fleet Source and Transport for London. Other representatives are from a mix of fleet operators, specifiers, industry bodies and authorities across a range of businesses and organisations, providing a broad spectrum of expertise and knowledge. All representatives are expected to provide positive contributions in support of FORS, the FORS Standard and the growth of the scheme.

A separate Executive Group oversees the fee structure of FORS membership and works independently from FCP.


The GSAG Chairman is currently Steve Agg, formerly CEO of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Working groups

From time to time FCP will commission working groups from GSAG to complete specific projects and programmes where appropriate.

Application to join GSAG

Any FORS accredited operator, FORS Specifier or FORS Champion can apply to join GSAG. Subject to meeting the conditions, applications will be presented to GSAG for discussion at the next available opportunity. The final decision on GSAG membership rests with FCP.

A fleet operator who wishes to join GSAG must be FORS accredited and must provide a primary and secondary representative. The primary representative needs to:

  • Be a current FORS Practitioner or actively working towards the FORS Practitioner certification or demonstrate responsibility for maintaining FORS accreditation within the organisation
  • Be qualified or experienced in fleet management / road transport

The secondary representative must have an understanding of FORS and be available to attend meetings at times when the primary representative cannot attend.

Interested in joining GSAG?

If you’d like to be part of GSAG, please get in touch with James Tillyer, FORS Manager at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport:

We’re particularly interested to hear from PSV and LCV fleet operators, local authorities, retailers or small fleet operators (five vehicles or less).


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Vince Dignam

Confederation of Passenger
Transport UK (CPT)
John Taylor

Martin Bryce

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
Gordon MacDonald/Dave Wood

First Choice Minibus Services Ltd
Jason Thornton


Flannery Plant Hire
John Moran


GS Plus
Samantha Jinks


Highways England
Fidelma Byrne

High Speed Two
(HS2) Ltd
Neil Cox

Institute of Couriers
Carl Lomas

Daniel Moir


McFarlane Telfer
Chris Craggs

Mineral Products
Association (MPA)
Jerry McLaughlin


North East Combined Authority
John Bourn

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O’Donovan Waste
Disposal Ltd
Jacqui O’Donovan


Transport for Greater Manchester
Richard Banks

Garry Lewis

Thames Tideway
Gordon Sutherland

Transport for London
Peter Binham

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Travis Perkins
Graham Bellman

Richard Currie

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Nigel Barretto