- Anthony Depledge OBE, BA, FCILT
Tony has a background in public transport and has worked in both the public and private sectors. He was for many years the Managing Director of the company operating Blackpool’s bus and tram services before joining Arriva where his more recent experience was in regional, national and EU government relations and transport policy work. He is a non-executive Director of the bus and train company in Northern Ireland, Chairman of UniversityBus, a subsidiary of the University of Hertfordshire and is Vice-Chairman of the trust that operates the Blackpool Grand Theatre. Tony has substantial operational, corporate governance and stakeholder relations experience. He was appointed OBE for services to the public transport industry in 2002.
- Professor Stephen Glaister CBE Phd FICE FTRF FCGI
Stephen was Professor of Transport and Infrastructure at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London from 1998 until 2008, having spent 29 years in the Economics and then Geography departments of the London School of Economics. From 2008 to 2015 he was Director of the RAC Foundation and he is now Chair of the Office of Rail and Road. Stephen has been an advisor to many transport-related organisations and committees. He served on the Boards of London Regional Transport and Transport for London and as a member of a number of official bodies including the Independent Advisory Committee on Trunk Road Assessment, the Road Pricing Feasibility Review and the Eddington Study. He has advised government and the Transport Select Committee. Stephen has written on a wide range of transport subjects including roads, railways and the London Underground, as well as regulation in the telecommunications, water and gas industries.
- David Tarrant BSc CEng FICE FCIHT MCMI DipTE (Chairman)
David was, until his retirement in 2018, Managing Director of Highways for Mott MacDonald, a global engineering, design and management consultancy. He was responsible for projects in UK and internationally covering financing, planning, design, environment, management and operation embracing new technology and stakeholder engagement. David’s career history includes senior appointments in the public and private sectors – as a Partner and Main Board Director at Gifford and prior to that 25 years in the public sector at Hampshire County Council as Deputy County Surveyor and Deputy Director of Environment. He has wide experience related to Transport, the Environment and the Economy being involved in the financing, planning, implementation and management of highway and public transport schemes as well as spatial strategy involving major new development. David has always pursued a keen interest in the future of transport systems, being involved in many research projects with a wide range of technical and academic partners. David is a former President of CIHT.
- Mary Lewis BA FCIHT
Mary Lewis has wide experience in the management of major national professional associations and learned societies. She was Chief Executive of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation for 10 years. CIHT represents and qualifies professionals who plan, design, build, manage and operate transport and infrastructure. Her particular interest is in the area of skills development – specifically how the industry can ensure it has an ongoing supply of people with the right training, experience and qualifications to deliver the infrastructure that society and the economy needs.
- Ginny Clarke CBE FREng FCIHT FIHE MICE CEng BSc (Vice Chair)
Ginny had a long career in the roads sector with fifteen years on the Executive of Highways Agency/Highways England. As Chief Highway Engineer she was responsible for road standards, safety and research and was the UK’s First Delegate at the World Roads Association. In her role as Strategy Director she took the lead in developing the first Road Investment Strategy and legislation for the new Highways England company. She joined the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund as a trustee in 2016 and is also a Trustee of the CIHT and a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
- Professor Glenn Lyons BEng(Hons) PhD FCIHT MTPS TPP
Glenn is the Mott MacDonald Professor of Future Mobility at UWE Bristol and the founding Director (2003-2010) of the university’s Centre for Transport & Society. He divides his time between UWE and (on secondment) Mott MacDonald, bridging between academia and practice. His research focuses upon the role of new technologies in supporting and influencing travel behaviour both directly and through shaping lifestyles and social practices. A former secondee to the UK Department for Transport and more recently to the New Zealand Ministry of Transport, Glenn has led major studies into traveller information systems, teleworking, virtual mobility, travel time use, user innovation, road pricing, public and business attitudes to transport and future mobility. He has been involved in a number of strategic futures studies. Glenn is also a Trustee of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation.
- Steve Gooding CB FCILT FCIHT
Steve became Director of the RAC Foundation in 2015 – the Foundation is a transport policy and research organisation which explores economic, mobility, safety and environmental issues relating to motoring and road use. Previously Steve was a Director General on the Department for Transport board, responsible for a range of issues relating to motoring and local travel, including management of the executive agencies that run driver and vehicle licensing and testing. In a long civil service career Steve worked on many, mostly transport-related, policy issues. Steve lives in Sussex and is an active motorist, motorcyclist and occasional cyclist.
- Hilary Chipping MA
Hilary is Chief Executive at the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), which she helped to establish in 2011. SEMLEP is a public private partnership which enables the delivery of infrastructure to unlock economic and housing growth at the centre of the Oxford to Cambridge Arc. She oversees the £265m programme of investment through the Local Growth Fund and the development of the Local Industrial Strategy designed to increase productivity. She works closely with Central Government, local authority and private sector partners to enhance skills, support businesses and deliver economic growth. From 2008 to 2011 she was Director of the Milton Keynes South Midlands Growth Area (the largest growth area in the UK). As Director of Network Strategy at the Highways Agency from 2001 to 2007 she developed the investment strategy for the motorway and trunk road network. Hilary graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in economics and joined the Department of the Environment as an economist working initially on housing and then, local government finance and transport.