David Bayliss stands down

David Bayliss has decided to stand down as a Trustee after nearly two decades of service. Chairman David Hutchinson said “On behalf of my fellow Trustees I want to thank David for his immense contribution to the work of the Fund during his 18 years as a Trustee, ten of those years as Chairman. David has worked tirelessly both as a Trustee and in leading the transformation of the Fund’s operations during his time as Read more…

Steve Gooding – New Trustee

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Gooding as a Trustee.  Steve has been Director of the RAC Foundation, since May 2015. Previously Steve was the Director General for Roads-Traffic-Local at the Department for Transport, responsible for a wide range of policy issues relating to motoring and local travel, funding for bus services and Transport for London, management of the executive agencies that run driver and vehicle licensing and testing, and for the Read more…

Major Roads for the Future – report published

The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund published today (12 October 2016) its report on A Major Road Network for England. David Hutchinson, Chair of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, said:”The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund has a long-standing interest in our country’s road system, recognising that the vast majority of travel takes place on roads.  In commissioning this study, the Trustees wanted to focus on the roads that matter most in supporting our national and regional economies.  Read more…

Professor Glenn Lyons – new Trustee

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Glenn Lyons as a Trustee to the Fund. Glenn is Professor of Transport and Society and founder of the Centre for Transport & Society (CTS) at UWE Bristol. He was CTS Director from 2002-2010 and is now Associate Dean (Research and Enterprise) for the Faculty of Environment and Technology and its 300+ staff alongside continuing to be active as a research professor. His research focuses upon Read more…

Strategic Statement 2016/17

The Trustees have agreed a Strategic Statement for 2016.17 (strategic-statement-2016-7).  Chairman David Hutchinson commented “The Fund’s objects date back to 1950 and it is important for the Trustees to satisfy themselves of their continuing relevance.  That is why the Trustees have spent time reviewing the Fund’s future strategy.  We also wanted to provide partners, potential applicants and other interested parties with a clear and concise statement of the Fund’s objectives going forward and our priorities Read more…

Ann Frye

Ann Frye has stood down as a Trustee of the Fund after nine years.  Ann made a really valuable contribution to the work of the Fund particularly in championing work on disability and services for the elderly.  Thanks to Ann for the enthusiasm and energy she has given to the Fund over this time.

2016 Bursary Awards

The Fund has awarded eight bursary grants of £10,000 each to students about to commence transport masters degree courses for the academic year 2016/7. Chairman David Hutchinson said  “I am delighted that we are again able to offer bursaries to eight very worthy candidates.  This year we had both a larger number and a higher standard of applications. It is good news to have such developing talent which the Fund can help in this way”. Details Read more…

Trustee changes

Thanks to Mike MacDonald for his time and contribution to the work of the Fund. Mike has stepped down as a Trustee after serving for six years. The Fund is pleased to welcome Ginny Clarke as a Trustee.  Ginny brings a wealth of experience following a long and distinguished career with the Highways Agency and Highways England.