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13 Apr 2017 (provided by Local Transport Today)
Bryan Whittaker (pictured) has been appointed a director of consultant WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff in the UK, joining from Arup, where he was an associate director.
Damian Tungatt has joined transport planning consultant Markides Associates as an associate director from Motion, where he was an associate director.
Consultant SYSTRA has appointed four new staff to its Manchester office. Carl Peers joins as an associate director from development planning consultancy i-Transport LLP, where he was an associate. Gabriella Sala joins as an associate director from consultant MiC in Milan, where she was a senior consultant. David Weir joins as an associate director from Curtins Consulting, where he was an associate for infrastructure. Peter Black joins the environmental team as an associate, specialising in development planning. He joins from Transport for Greater Manchester, where he was an environmental projects controller.
Birmingham-based transport planning consultant Phil Jones Associates (PJA) has appointed nine engineers for the launch of PJA Engineering, which will deliver land development services, including infrastructure design. The staff are: Mike Poland, Becky Lowe, Chris Johnson, Sara Bizzoca, Dan McCrudden, Jenny Mullen, Gemma Fuller, Arron Tullett and Conor Balant.
Fiona Tuck has joined consultant Steer Davies Gleave as an associate in its new economic development business. She was head of research at economic research and strategy consultancy Trends Business Research Ltd.
Paul Thomas is to take over as managing director of National Express Group’s UK bus division on 1 May, succeeding Peter Coates. Thomas is currently chief operating officer for National Express West Midlands, having re-joined the group in 2014 from FirstGroup, where he had been managing director of First Scotland East. Coates will continue working with National Express until retiring next year.
Colin Harwood has been awarded the 2016 Voorhees-Large Prize for his dissertation ‘An investigation into the accuracy of trip generation forecasts for new developments in England’, which was part of his Masters in transport planning and management at the University of Westminster. Harwood is a senior transport planner with consultant Mott MacDonald.