Jo Bertram: Uber’s trainer in London to leave firm

Jo Bertram, UberImage copyright

Uber’s London-based conduct of northern Europe affairs is withdrawal a association as a ride-hailing app fights to have a London looseness renewed.

In an email to staff, Jo Bertram said: “I’ve motionless to pierce on to something new and exciting.”

Uber says her depart is not connected with new events.

The company’s London looseness lapsed on Saturday after it was deemed “unfit” to run a cab service.

Uber’s drivers can continue to work in a collateral while a organization pursues an interest opposite a preference from a regulator, Transport for London (TfL).

Uber arch executive Dara Khosrowshahi is due to accommodate TfL commissioner Mike Brown on Tuesday for talks.

TfL was vicious of Uber’s record over stating rapist offences and carrying out motorist credentials checks.

Ms Bertram has been with a association for 4 years and oversaw a vital enlargement in London.

Sources during a organization insist she had been formulation to leave for a new purpose during another organization for a while.

In her email, Ms Bertram says: “Given some of a stream challenges, I’m also assured that now is a right time to have a change of face, and to palm over to someone who will be here for a prolonged transport and take us into a subsequent phase.”


Uber is used by an estimated 40,000 drivers and 3.5 million business in London.

Last month, TfL pronounced it would frame a organization of a looseness to work in a city. It forked to Uber’s proceed to stating critical rapist offences, receiving medical certificates and credentials checks into drivers.

Uber pronounced it had followed a regulator’s manners and worked closely with a Metropolitan Police.

However, it has apologised for “mistakes” and pronounced it could make concessions to be authorised to stay.

More than 680,000 people have sealed an online petition job for Uber’s looseness to be extended.