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Narayanan joins Edinburgh from Sustrans

The City of Edinburgh Council has appointed Daisy Narayanan to the new position of mobility and placemaking senior manager. She moves from Sustrans where she is director of urbanism. Narayanan was seconded to the council in 2018-19 to lead on the city centre transformation plan.  ... continue

30 Apr 2021Local Transport Today People

Speirs sets up modelling business

Transport modeller Paul Speirs has set up his own business, Old Chase Consulting, after six-and-a-half years at PTV Group where he was UK managing director (2014-2017) and global head of pre-sales. He previously worked for WSP.... continue

30 Apr 2021Local Transport Today People

Atkins promotes Shipley

Consultant Atkins has appointed Craig Shipley to the position of modelling and data analytics professional head of discipline. He was a senior managing consultant. ... continue

30 Apr 2021Local Transport Today People

Thompson appointed to HS2 board

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has appointed Sir Jon Thompson as a non-executive director of HS2 Ltd to represent the Government’s interests. He is chief executive of the Financial Reporting Council and has been permanent secretary at  the Ministry of Defence and HM Revenue and... continue

30 Apr 2021Local Transport Today People

Hamer joins SYSTRA high-speed rail team

Ben Hamer has joined SYSTRA as director of operations, high-speed rail. Hamer worked for Halcrow and successor companies CH2M and Jacobs from 1995 until 2019, latterly as Jacobs’ director of projects. He then joined African engineering firm JESA in Morocco, initially as director of buildings... continue

30 Apr 2021Local Transport Today People

Drury-Rose takes Liverpool CR rail post

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has appointed Mal Drury-Rose as assistant director for rail, succeeding head of rail Wayne Menzies who is retiring. Drury-Rose was the Welsh Government’s head of rail for ten years and set up rail specialist Frifty Consulting last Fe... continue

30 Apr 2021Local Transport Today People

PACTS appoints Winchcomb

Margaret Winchcomb joins the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) on 10 May as senior research and policy officer, replacing Evan Webster who moved to Defra in April. Winchcomb is a chartered civil engineer and active member of CamCycle (the Cambridge Cycling Campai... continue

30 Apr 2021Local Transport Today People

Ipswich councillor joins Rail Freight Group

Phil Smart has joined the Rail Freight Group as assistant policy manager. He is a Labour councillor on Ipswich Borough Council and portfolio holder for environment and climate change.... continue

30 Apr 2021Local Transport Today People

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