Sector ExperienceExperienced Transport Planning professional and accredited PRINCE2/ APM Project Manger with established trackrecord in the development and application of large scale transport models to support the formulation and evaluationof regional and sub-regional transportation policy, master planning of major mixed use developments and promotionof large scale transport infrastructure in the UK. Solid technical base gained in leading engineering andtransportation consultancies working on both cross-cutting and parallel initiatives in excess of 3000 person days.Proficient in all stages of the project management lifecycle, from establishing the business case and key benefitsthrough to project execution and closure. Expertise gained in a variety of project environments including corporatechange programmes. Resourceful and adaptable manager accomplished in requirements analysis, project planning,setting realistic milestones and acceptance criteria, scheduling, risk identification and mitigation, monitoring andreporting of progress and quality reviews. Proven abilities in policy and strategy formulation, troubleshooting andconflict resolution, stakeholder engagement and business process improvement.Pro-active leader providing coaching, professional development and mentoring to professionals and teams acrossdisciplines and host organizations to achieve efficient and effective collaborative working and extract maximumproject value whilst adhering to strict deadlines and budgets.Regional and Sub-Regional Transport ModellingDeveloped and applied tiered and hierarchical four-stage forecasting models for Greater London, Central England,the North West and North East regions and a national rail model for the Sea Containers corporation. Modellingmissions include project managing updates and enhancements to the Tyne & Wear 4-stage model and subsequentdevelopment of a lower tier highway assignment component for the city of Sunderland, programme managing aseries of extensive updates to Transport for London’s strategic transport model, lead modeller for the West MidlandsMulti-Modal study, the largest of its kind in the UK, and use of the GNER national model to support successfulrenewal of the rail franchise for intercity rail services between London and Scotland.
Sector ExperienceMaster Planning and Development PlanningPromoted the use of rapid model development techniques to build sketch models (modelled in either proprietary GISor TransCAD) to support the early ‘optioneering’ stages for development master plans and infrastructure provision,subsequently translating those into more detailed models to support the statutory planning processes (includingExaminations in Public and Public Inquiries). Examples include the use of GIS-based network and trip distributionmodels to refine land use and transportation options for the Bahrain national planning framework, for initialevaluation of BRT options for an urban extension west of Cambridge, to promote Major Development Areas atSwindon, Andover and Uckfield, and to successfully overturn the Mayor of London’s objections to a proposed new1.5m ft2 residential and office development in south London.Urban Regeneration and Sustainable TravelProvided expert modelling and accessibility planning services to a variety of clients promoting urban extensions,regeneration and urban realm projects ranging from proposed remodelling of the road network adjacent to theHouses of Parliament to successful procurement of Central Government funding for highway intersectionimprovements to unlock a landmark brownfield site in the Home Counties. Involved in the early development ofTDM/ travel planning best practice in the UK. Member of the pioneering TravelWise policy and marketing team atHertfordshire County where led on development of the Council’s own travel plan and associated ‘greener’ workinginitiatives, and worked with software developer Intrinsica to specify and trial first generation commercial journeyplanning and car sharing software. Founding member of Vipre UK management team establishing first UK office,providing marketing support to UK’s first Car Club initiative and designing and implementing numerous operationaltravel plans for blue chip organizations including BAA, British Airways, Glaxo, Oracle and Astra Zeneca.
Sector ExperienceTransportation PolicyStrong background in the development of public sector transport planning policy. At Hertfordshire County preparedevidence base for annual grant bids to Central Government and supported a range of sustainable travel initiativesacross the county. On secondment to the Chief Executive’s Office worked on several corporate efficiency reviewprogrammes. At Oxfordshire successfully reigned in a failing programme to develop the County’s first Local TransportPlan. Working with the Director of Environmental Services and lead councillor Lord Bradshaw re-engaged theGovernment Office and partner authorities, produced a professionally published evidence base and secured a neardoubling of the County’s transport capital grant to $200m. In 2010, delivered the regional DaSTS study for the MiltonKeynes - Aylesbury Vale growth area working with key partners across the South East region to identify long-terminvestment priorities needed to meet the Regional Development Agency’s ambitious economic and environmentaltargets to 2030.Transportation Surveys and ResearchSpecified, designed and analysed a wide range of survey instruments used in model development and marketresearch (e.g. household interview and telephone interview surveys, roadside interview and PT intercept surveys, SPand RP experiments, focus groups) using a variety of data modelling techniques, including spatial statistics, tointegrate them and add value. Recent commissions include the use of geographically weighted regression to improvecalibration of car ownership and trip attraction models for London, use of sample enumeration techniques incombination with a GIS-based gravity model to evaluate options for road user charging and the application of GIS tothe design of new ‘enclosures’ based sampling of trip OD movements in London.
Professional Accreditations2011 Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce FRSA2009 PRINCE2 Practitioner2008 Full Member of the Association for Project Management MAPM2005 Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society2004 Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society FRGS2004 Chartered Scientist CSci2004 Chartered Member of the British Computer Society MBCS CITP1999 Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport CMILT1998 Member of the Institution of Highways and Transportation
Education & CPDEducation2010 - present MSt Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment, University of Cambridge2001 - 2004 MSc Geographic Information Science, University of London1995 - 1998 BSc (Hons) First Class Computer Science, Open University1984 - 1986 ONC Surveying, Vauxhall College of Building1981 - 1983 Undergraduate Architecture, Polytechnic of Central LondonCPD2009 PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner, Birkbeck / ILX2004 D841 Applied Statistics, Open University (distinction)2004 M865 Project Management, Open University (merit)SoftwareMicrosoft: Project, Excel, Access, Word, PowerPointTransport Modelling: TransCAD, SATURN, EMME2 (Cube, VISUM/ VISSIM, Paramics)GIS: ArcGIS, MapInfo, Manifold, Flowmap, GeoDa, CrimestatStatistics: GWR, R, SPSS, BiogemeData Modelling: SQL, Spatial SQL, VBA, Visual Paradigm
Employment HistoryCONSULTANCY02/10 - present Wilbur Smith Associates Projects Manager01/09 - 10/10 Jacobs Consultancy Associate Director11/06 - 01/09 MVA LTS Manager/ Projects Director12/05 - 11/06 JMP Associate02/04 - 12/05 Mayer Brown / Waterman / Atkins Interim Manager12/00 - 02/04 WSP Technical Director09/99 - 12/00 Vipre UK Project Manager/ Peter Davidson Consultancy DirectorPUBLIC SECTOR12/98 - 09/99 Oxfordshire County Council Senior Transport Planner03/93 - 12/98 Hertfordshire County Council Assistant EngineerCONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY06/86 - 09/92 Construction Coatings Company Contracts Surveyor09/85 - 06/86 Belgravia Property Building Technician03/84 - 09/85 Property Services Agency Surveying Technician01/80 - 09/81 Wandsworth Council Architectural Trainee
CambridgeUrbanExtensionPrivate Developertask value: $120kModelling Task Leader:development of new strategicmodelPopulation: 750,000Area: 3,400 km2Modes: Highway, Bus, RapidTransit, Park & Ride
London 2012OlympicsODAMember of demand forecastingadvisory panel for 2012 LondonOlympics
MK-AVSustainableTransportStrategySouth East EnglandDevelopmentAgencytask value: $150kProject Manager: review oftransportation policy and spendingpriorities for South Milton Keynes/Buckinghamshire subregionPopulation: 1 millionArea: 1,900 km2Modes: Highway, Bus, Rail, RapidTransit, Park and Ride
LTSLondon RoadCharging Modeltask value: $100kProject Manager: sampleenumeration model for testingroad charging options in OuterLondon• Driver responses RP• Calibrated on SP/ SI• GIS distribution
Ville VerteMoroccoOCPtask value: $30kRequirements and peer review forweb-based project planningenvironment to support LEEDcertification