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19 Feb 2016 (provided by Local Transport Today), Category: Transportation Planning
Xavier Brice (pictured) has been appointed the new chief executive of Sustrans, succeeding Malcolm Shepherd who is retiring, having held the position since 2008. Brice will take up the post in June and joins from Transport for London, where he is head of the ‘fit for the future’ stations transformation programme, introducing new operating models to London Underground stations. He describes himself as a “lifelong cyclist and long-time supporter of Sustrans”. Brice was principal in London transport commissioner Sir Peter Hendy’s policy unit from 2006 to 2008, during which time he developed a new cycling strategy for the capital, which was adopted by the incoming mayor, Boris Johnson. He was also advisor to the mayor’s director of transport policy from 2008 to 2010. Shepherd will leave Sustrans at the end of March.
Isabel Dedring, London’s deputy mayor for transport, is to join consultant Arup as its global transport leader. London mayor Boris Johnson appointed Dedring, a qualified US lawyer, his deputy major for transport in 2011. She had previously been the mayor’s environment adviser and had worked for Transport for London for six years. She takes up her new post on 21 March.
David Brewer has joined consultant Atkins as its strategic rail market director. He joins from Highways England, where he was network delivery and development director, leading a team of six directors each running a regional business unit as well as the traffic technology division.
Ian Murdey has joined sustainable transport consultancy Go Travel Solutions as project manager, based in the company’s Leicester office. He has been transport co-ordinator at Leicester’s De Montfort University for almost ten years.
Will Whitehorn, director of Stagecoach Group plc and chairman of the Transport Systems Catapult, is to become the next president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, taking over from Beverley Bell on 20 May.