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17 Feb 2017 (provided by Local Transport Today)
Tony Ciaburro (pictured), Northamptonshire County Council’s corporate director for place commissioning, is to retire at the end of April. Ciaburro has been a driving force for the England’s Economic Heartland strategic transport forum and the council’s proposed social enterprise company for passenger transport (LTT 25 Nov 16). He joined Northants in 2008 from Essex County Council where he had been director for development, highways and transportation. Before Essex he worked for Hampshire County Council. Ciaburro told LTT this week that he was not necessarily retiring from work but had nothing planned at this stage.
Mike Salter has been appointed transport planning projects director at consultant Mott MacDonald. He joins from Cambridgeshire County Council where he was transport assessment manager/ transport and infrastructure strategy manager.
Craig Drury has been appointed principal transport modeller at the DfT, joining from Highways England where he was a senior transport planning and economics advisor.
John Yellowlees, ScotRail’s external relations manager, has retired. He has been appointed ScotRail’s first ‘Honorary Rail Ambassador’.
George Hazel has been appointed programme manager for the Scottish Mobility as a Service (MaaS) alliance, a network of more than 50 companies developing MaaS applications. Hazel, who runs the George Hazel Consultancy, will work on the project for 2.5 days a week for the next year. He is also a strategic advisor to peer-to-peer car sharing company Hiyacar Ltd.
Peter Woodward has been appointed professor of high-speed rail engineering at the University of Leeds. Woodward is currently the Atkins professor of high-speed railways at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. At Leeds he will be responsible for developing a new Institute for High Speed Rail Engineering, specialising in train-track interaction and infrastructure systems.
Network Rail Consulting has opened a Canadian subsidiary based in Toronto, led by Susanne Manaigre in the post of vice president. Manaigre has more than 30 years experience in the rail sector and will report to Ron Hartman, Network Rail Consulting’s president for North America. Nigel Ash is managing director of Network Rail Consulting.