• TRL's Bailey joins Eunomia as sustainable transport lead


    Environmental consultancy Eunomia has launched a new service in Sustainable Future Transport and appointed former TRL industry expert Gavin Bailey to lead it.

    Mr Bailey was managing the business development at TRL and also previously worked with the Department for Transport, Highways England, Innovate UK, BAE Systems and Transport for London.

    Gavin Bailey

    He is a specialist in environmentally and economically sustainable freight, fleet and supply chain systems and electric vehicle (EV) and sustainable transport modes.

    Based in Eunomia’s London office, the new transport team will work closely with the consultancy’s policy team, which has a global reputation for its work on policy and strategy.

    Mr Bailey said: 'I am excited to work with such an influential- and high-growth environmental consultancy as Eunomia, and look forward to working with the highly talented group of individuals to deliver genuine improvements in sustainability in the transportation industry.

    Eunomia’s track record of being disruptive to achieve change across environmental policies and operations gives me confidence that we can help to make possible the complex and challenging change that is needed.'

    Eunomia has taken on more than 25 new staff since the beginning of 2019, reflecting the increasing demand for their services and the rapid growth of the business.


    Channel: Transportation


  • Transport royalty Sue Percy presented with her CBE


    Sue Percy, chief executive of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) has been presented with her CBE by the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace.

    Ms Percy was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition for services to transport.


    Martin Tugwell, President, CIHT said: 'It is great to see Sue collect her CBE today. This honour is in recognition for the tireless work and enthusiasm that Sue has brought to the industry over the years.

    'We are fortunate to have Sue lead CIHT on many of the challenges affecting highways and transportation professionals including tacking the skills shortage and highlighting the step change needed to improve the diversity of our industry.”

    'I would also like to record my personal thanks for all the great work that she has and continues to work with CIHT and the wider sector on.'

    Sue Percy, chief executive, CIHT said: 'It was a great honour to receive this award from the Princess Royal today. I passionately believe that highways & transportation play a vital role in enabling a prosperous, equitable and healthy society and I will continue to champion our sector and those who work in it.

    'My award reflects the support and hard work of the great people I work with; my colleagues, CIHT Trustees and members, and our stakeholders.'


    Channel: Transportation


  • Brown leaving TfL to fix Parliament


    London Transport Commissioner Mike Brown is to leave Transport for London (TfL) to head up the restoration of the Houses of Parliament.

    TfL said Mr Brown will continue in his role, which he took up in July 2015, for the remainder of Sadiq Khan's current term as mayor, which expires next summer.

    Mr Brown with the Houses of Parliament in the background.

    He will become chair of the Delivery Authority for the Restoration & Renewal of the Houses of Parliament.

    He said: 'Every day, thousands of unsung women and men go to work to keep London moving and to make this city better, cleaner and safer for everyone. I am inspired by them and I will miss them, but it's the right time for me to move on to a new challenge after more than 30 years in the transport industry and what will have been nearly five years as Commissioner.

    'I'm proud of what has been achieved at TfL and I'm proud of having served and delivered for the mayor. In spite of the challenges that London has experienced at times over the years, TfL is an organisation full of the energy, ability and passion to make this an even better city for all.'

    Mr Khan, said: 'Mike deserves huge thanks for the exceptional service he has given to London, both for the excellent job he has done as TfL Commissioner, but also for all the work he has done for the capital since starting at TfL in 1989.

    'The recent transformation of the London's public transport network into one of the very best in the world is testament to Mike's expertise, and much of the exciting investment we're continuing to see in transport across the capital is a result of Mike's leadership and vision.’

    Mr Brown joined London Underground (LU) in 1989 and became chief operating officer in 2003. He left to run Heathrow Airport but returned as the managing director of LU.

    TfL said he has transformed the efficiency of the organisation and has overseen a step-change in its focus on tackling safety on London's roads, improving its air quality and encouraging a shift to public transport, cycling and walking.

    It added that he improved reliability across the Underground, oversaw huge station redevelopment projects and led the successful delivery of the services to support the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.


    Channel: Transportation

    keywords: Public Transport

  • Costain marches ahead with Marsh appointment


    Costain has appointed former army officer Nathan Marsh as its first ever chief digital officer and a member of its executive board.

    The smart infrastructure solutions company said Mr Marsh will lead the accelerated implementation of its commercial digital strategy, with responsibility for the delivery of group-wide digital services enhancing the solutions to its clients.

    A digital image of Costain's chief digital officer

    He will also represent the firm on key strategic industry groups, 'ensuring it continues to shape the future of digital infrastructure,' Costain said.

    CEO Alex Vaughan said: ‘Ensuring that every service we offer is digitally optimised, and that we offer our clients new solutions founded on the application of digital technology is core to our new Leading Edge strategy, which is why we have appointed our first chief digital officer.

    ‘Nathan’s key industry relationships and experience of enabling digital capabilities across the UK’s critical nature infrastructure will ensure Costain shapes the future adoption of digital solutions and supports our clients in the implementation of this transition.’

    Mr Marsh added: ‘Our sector is undergoing a wholesale digital transformation and it's fantastic to see progressive industry leaders like Costain invest in and prioritise digital. I'm looking forward to helping our people and our clients leverage the full benefits of digital connectivity, designing, building and operating infrastructure for the future.’

    Costain said Mr Marsh has over 20 years’ experience working in digital transformation, with a particular focus on planning and enabling digital capabilities across the UK’s critical national infrastructure.

    He is experienced in leading client and consulting teams to design and deliver programmes with new commercial structures, leveraging technology and new operating models across sectors including government, digital infrastructure, future mobility, defence, capital markets and strategic risk.

    His career history includes working with at Atkins/SNC Lavalin, McKinsey & Co, EY and AON and seven years as an army officer.


    Channel: Infrastructure

    keywords: Business

  • EuroRAP looks to the future with new boss


    Road safety body the European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP) has appointed Lina Konstantinopoulou as its secretary general in Brussels.

    EuroRAP is an international not for profit association registered in Belgium that aims to save lives through safer roads. Its iRAP methodology, which assesses the inherent safety of roads, is the basis for the UK Government’s Safer Roads Fund, which is providing £100m to improve 48 high-risk local authority roads.


    Ms Konstantinopoulou previously worked for more than 10 years in senior management positions at the European Association of Automotive Suppliers and ERTICO – ITS Europe.

    She has been involved in the management of various multi-stakeholder platforms, innovation and policy activities as well as a wide range of European transport and ICT research projects.

    She said: ‘I look forward to joining the EuroRAP team and working with them. EuroRAP aims to reduce death and serious injury through a programme of systematic assessment of risk, identifying the major shortcomings that can be addressed by practical road improvement measures.

    ‘Through its partnerships with those responsible for a safe road system – civil society, motoring organisations, vehicle manufacturers and road authorities – we are actively promoting a Europe Free of High Risk Roads.’

    EuroRAP chair Ferry Smith said: ‘The Board recognises Lina’s excellent track record of leadership, expertise and experience in this sector. We believe she will make a major contribution over the years ahead in road safety assessment in Europe and at the same time strengthen design and operation of “roads that cars can read” towards the vision of co-operative, connected, automated and autonomous mobility.’

    Mrs Konstantinopoulou holds a certificate on Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous driving by MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) with accompanied Bachelor Studies in European Economics and Masters in International Trade.


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