Leon Daniels – New Trustee

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Leon Daniels as a new Trustee with immediate effect. Leon is recognised for his world-class experience, expertise and knowledge of public sector transport in the United Kingdom, USA, Europe and Far East.  He has an extensive background in streets management; bus transport; urban rail; cycling; road safety; river operations; the taxi and private hire industry; policing and enforcement; highway engineering and major project delivery. Until his retirement from Read more…

Major bus study published

A new report, granted funded by Rees Jeffreys, from the Independent Transport Commission (ITC) has been published which highlights major changes in travel behaviour across the bus market in England over the past decade. Against a backdrop of falling overall bus usage in spite of significant population growth, the report shows that the traditional core market for the bus has been shrinking. Today’s bus travel is shaped around a smaller number of higher-intensity users, with Read more…

Long serving Trustee steps down

Professor Stephen Glaister has stood down as a Trustee of the Fund after 40 years of unbroken service. Stephen was a recipient of a Rees Jeffreys Fellowship at the start of his long and distinguished career and with typical modesty in saying farewell to the Fund he said, “I want to thank the Fund and my fellow Trustees for making my career”. He went on to express his wish that the Fund continues its work Read more…

Report on Road Safety in Local Government published

ASSESSMENT OF THE SUSTAINABILITY OF ROAD SAFETY IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT The Road Safety Foundation has published its report, funded by a grant from the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, which explores the challenges being faced by local authorities when it comes to improving road safety and proposes a variety of possible solutions. The report is available by clicking the link in the title to the RSF website or from RSF Report.

Andy Graham – new Trustee

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Graham as a new Trustee with immediate effect. Andy is a civil engineer with 33 years’ experience in transport projects using new technology and assessing and optimising the operational and business impacts and benefits they deliver. He has held director level appointments at AECOM, developing consultancy teams to support multi-million-pound project delivery and now leads his own company, White Willow Consulting. Chairman of the Fund David Read more…

Hilary Chipping – new Trustee

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Hilary Chipping as a new Trustee with immediate effect. Hilary is Chief Executive at the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), which she helped to establish in 2011.   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 Read more…

Getting our roads to work better -MRN follow up reports published

Getting all our roads to work better The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund is keen to renew the debate about what we want from our roads in England, and how they should best be run, building on the impact made by our Major Road Network proposals in 2016. Over the past year Rees Jeffreys has funded two follow-up pieces of work on the direction of travel with the road network as a whole, covering both the Read more…