Beverley Bell is the Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain and Traffic Commissioner for the North West of England.
She was born in Nigeria and educated at Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School in Crosby after which she read law at Liverpool University. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1985 and established her own practice in 1994, specialising in criminal and transport law.
She was appointed Traffic Commissioner for the North West of England in 2000, becoming the first female commissioner. In 2012, she was appointed as Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain. This is a statutory role with responsibility for giving guidance and directions on a range of matters to commissioners, in consultation with stakeholders.
She is a fellow and Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and a fellow of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE). She is a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Carmen.