We've yet to appoint the 2017 judges. Here are the biographies of the Smarter Travel Awards 2016 judging panel...
Richard Armitage BSc FCILT
Richard is an independent sustainable transport practitioner with over 35 years' experience. He has particular aspects of workplace travel plans, often in the NHS, and of residential travel plans. His interests in shared mobility range from minibuses (first CEO of Community Transport Association UK), to low-floor bus technology (making buses accessible for disabled people) and car clubs (he was a founding director of Smart Moves, now City Car Club).
Since 1990 he has managed his own company, Richard Armitage Transport Consultancy Ltd. For the last 3 years, he has led the Cycling Forum, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport UK. In 2012, he was appointed non-executive chair of public transport specialists, The TAS Partnership. In 2014, he set up the European Cycle Logistics Federation and serves on the Advisory Board of the EU CycleLogistics Ahead project. Richard is an investor in Cycle Waggle Ltd, a small bike hire and cycle logistics company in his home city of Manchester.
At the June 2013 Transport Practioners' Meeting in Birmingham, Richard Armitage was honoured to receive the 2013 PTRC Lifetime Achievement Award.
Elizabeth Barner has been a CTC staff member since 2008. She specialises in designing programmes that reach people who are not cycling, offering options for travel and fostering changes in physical activity and health. Elizabeth has led on, or contributed to, local programmes plus national and EU-wide projects. Her professional background is in evaluation of social programmes, especially cost effectiveness and behaviour change, as well as project management and advocacy in cycling.
Elizabeth is Chair of the Board for Park Lodge Project supporting homeless young people in Leicester. She is also a national Director of the charity BiCon Continuity, dedicated to LGBT inclusion.
"The Smarter Travel awards are a rare chance to highlight the best examples of sustained and sustainable change alongside engagement of all members of society in travel."
Iain Macbeth MCIHT
Iain leads the team providing behaviour change support to Transport for London's Roads Modernisation Plan, developing strategies to engage with London's motorists. Key areas include support for car clubs, the Oyster contactless payment platform, autonomous vehicles and establishing relationships with the automotive sector.
Iain previously led the Business Engagement team, part of the Behaviour Change team at TfL, and prior to that, worked in consultancy, advising the Highways Agency 'Influencing Travel Behaviour' programme in the West Midlands. He has a wealth of experience in sustainable urban mobility, development control, land use planning and workplace travel planning. He also has experience in supply chain logistics and FMCG at DHL Aviation, Reckitt & Coleman and The Boots Company.
As Site Development Manager at Boots' head office campus in Nottingham, Iain was responsible for the first private sector workplace travel plan in the UK and is a former Director of the Association for Commuter Transport (ACT), the Boots Benevolent Fund and the Nottingham Rural Transport Partnership, and was Company Secretary for both ACT and ACT TravelWise. More recently, he presented the keynote speech at ECOMM 2013 in Sweden, and is an advisor on a number of EU mobility projects. He is a former chair of the CIHT Sustainable Transport Panel.
Jonathan Raper is CEO of TransportAPI, Britain's leading provider of open public transport data to over 600 operators, media, developers and government users. Jonathan has led TransportAPI from Placr Ltd. from startup to first funding round and into residency at the UK government's Open Data Institute. TransportAPI provides an open platform for transport solutions, and is a partner in the i-MOVE project funded by the Technology Strategy Board to create a UK transport-focussed Internet-of-Things Demonstrator.
Jonathan is a reformed academic and has been a passionate advocate for open data for many years. Jonathan has advised local, regional and central government on open data. He is a Visiting Professor at City University London and sits on the Department for Transport Transparency Board and the ICT Knowledge Transfer Network Board.
Martin Tugwell FCIHT MICE
Martin Tugwell is Head of Business Development at the Transport Systems Catapult, the UK’s centre for innovation, technology and applied Research and Development in Intelligent Mobility. The Catapult’s mission is to encourage emerging technologies to be harnessed to enable the efficient movement of people and goods and to drive forward innovation in the transport sector so as to support business growth. Martin has a track-record of championing new models of integrated delivery, playing a leading role in developing strong partnership working between the public, private and academic sectors.
Martin has worked in senior positions on economic growth and sustainable development in local and regional government, from the South East England Regional Assembly through to Oxfordshire County Council.
Jon Parker, Director, ITP Ltd.
Jon is a Director of ITP Consultants, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of the West of England. He was awarded the 2015 ‘Smarter Travel Professional of the Year’, and was a lead member of the teams that won the prestigious ‘CIHT Sustainability Award’ in both 2013 and 2014 (for delivery of sustainable transport programmes in Suffolk and Leicestershire). He is proud to be a judge for the 2016 Awards.
Over the last 25 years Jon has led the research, design, delivery and evaluation of sustainable programmes across the UK, and is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading practitioners in this field.
In addition to project delivery he has led and contributed to some of the most influential ‘smarter choices’ research and evaluation projects, including: DfT ‘Making Personal Travel Planning Work’, DfT ‘Making Car Sharing and Car Clubs Work’, DfT research into the training requirements for travel plan coordinators, DfT research into the effectiveness of ‘Better Use’ measures, DfT evaluation of travelling to school initiative, TfL research into the application of personal travel planning techniques in the workplace, TfL school travel plan data validation, TfL workplace car sharing schemes and Scottish Government ‘Smarter Choices Smarter Places’ Evaluation.
He is the lead author of DfT national best practice guidance in the fields of car sharing, car clubs and personal travel planning, and was a steering group member and expert advisor to the DfT guidance ‘Delivering travel plans through the planning process’.
Ruth Chapple, Campaign for Better Transport
Ruth is an experienced finance manager in the third sector. Prior to joining Campaign for Better Transport she worked at Cycle Training UK Ltd, a worker co-operative that delivers on-road cycle training across London, where she developed her expertise in co-operative governance and was involved in writing the first ever code of governance for worker co-ops with Co-operatives UK. She has also been involved with the London Cycling Campaign for nearly 10 years, serving as its Honorary Treasurer for 5 years until November 2011.
She recently completed an MBA at Nottingham University Business School, where she has a specialism in corporate social responsibility and small business management. She has a Physics degree from Imperial College, where she started her management career running numerous clubs and societies.
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