New Secretary Appointed

David Hutchinson, the Fund’s Chairman, today announced that Brian Murrell has been appointed as Secretary to replace Brian Smith, who had previously expressed his intention to step down from the post early in the New Year. David said, ‘We are delighted to make this announcement. Brian comes to us with vast experience, most recently with the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. Brian Smith will be a difficult act to follow, having guided and supported Read more…

Secretary to step down

Brian Smith, the Fund Secretary, is to step down from his post early in 2016. Brian has been Secretary since 2005. He said ‘ It has been a privilege to support the Fund and its Trustees for the last ten years, but now is a good time to leave, as the Fund has completed its review of its funding policy and has embarked upon a major research project’. The Chairman, David Hutchinson, said ‘ I Read more…

Eight New Bursaries Awarded

Chairman David Hutchinson today announced that the Fund has awarded eight bursary grants of £10,000 each to eight students about to commence transport masters degree courses. He said, ‘I am delighted that we were able to increase this year the number of awards. This is a reflection of the high standard of applications we received. It leaves me feeling very confident that the future of transport in the UK will be in very safe hands.’ Details Read more…

Fund in good financial health

Chairman, David Hutchinson, has announced the publication of the Fund’s annual  report and accounts for 2014.  ‘Once again we are able’ he said ‘to report on a successful year both financially and in terms of the Fund’s activities. In 2014 we were able to increase our spending, most notably on the launch of our new major roads project, and at the same time maintain the financial good health of our Fund’. In reviewing the accounts and Read more…

Launch of major new study

A major new study, ‘England’s Major Roads – A Long Term Vision’, has been launched this week. This important  new initiative, commissioned by the Fund, seeks to map out what could be the shape, scale and characteristics of the major road network by 2040.This ambitious study is being led by David Quarmby, an influential and highly respected figure in the transport world. The Fund’s Chairman David Hutchinson said, ‘We are delighted to support this venture Read more…

Drinking among British Women report published

Chairman David Hutchinson today welcomed the publication of a report on the impact on driving and walking of drinking among British women. This research was led by Social Research Associates and was funded by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund along with Direct Line. David commented ‘This is a most important piece of work raising a series of issues and questions which should be of interest to anyone concerned with road safety in this country. Our Read more…