David Tarrant will succeed David Hutchinson as Chairman of Rees Jeffreys Road Fund after the Trustee meeting on 5th February 2019. David has been a Trustee for ten years and Chairman since 2014.
During his time as Chairman, David has:
- overseen gradual but important changes in the Trustee membership in order to maintain the right mix of skills and experience;
- continued to promote the development of the profession by working with Universities to fund bursaries to post graduates in transport studies;
- encouraged a pro – active role for the Fund in commissioning research, including the landmark study into the Major Roads Network.
David Hutchinson commented “I am pleased to be able to hand over the reins to David Tarrant. The Fund continues to play an important role in supporting transport research and promoting professional development. We have an excellent group of Trustees who I am sure will carry on the work for many years to come”.
David Tarrant has been a Trustee since 2014 and has a wealth of experience in the transport industry. Having just retired from Mott MacDonald he can apply himself to his new role and will be supported by Ginny Clarke, who has agreed to take on the new role of Vice Chair. As Vice Chair, Ginny will focus on overseeing the Fund’s own investments and succession planning.
David Tarrant remarked “I am honoured to follow David Hutchinson as Chairman of the Fund. David has done a great job in ensuring that the Fund is widely known and respected; and supported projects that are relevant to the transport issues of today. The MRN study was one of David’s lasting achievements. There is further work that can be done to take that study forward which I intend to encourage in my time as Chairman. The Fund is in good shape and I am really looking forward, with Ginny’s and fellow Trustees help, to taking on my new role.”