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26 May 2017 (provided by Local Transport Today)
Tony Ciaburro (pictured) has taken up three new posts after stepping down as Northamptonshire County Council’s corporate director for place commissioning last month (LTT 3 Mar). Ciaburro has been appointed chief executive of Societal, the transport Community Interest Company (CIC) being set up by Northamptonshire County Council and the University of Northampton (LTT 17 Mar). He is managing director of Castello Consultancy Services Ltd, specialising in environment, development, transport, waste and economic development matters, particularly in relation to local government. He is also serving as director for transport transformation at the University of Northampton, focusing on the delivery of “new transport hubs and park-and-ride”. Ciaburro also remains a director of bus operator Uno Buses (Northampton) Ltd, whose shareholders are Universitybus Ltd and University of Northampton Enterprises Ltd.
Darren Oldham has been appointed WSP’s head of transport planning in the UK. He was transport planning director at Mouchel Consulting, which WSP acquired from Kier Group last year. From 2009 to 2011 Oldham was chief executive officer of JMP Consultants.
Mike Batheram has joined consultant Atkins as client director from WSP, where he was local government director.
Strategic rail engineering specialist John Dutton has joined consultant Steer Davies Gleave as a director. Dutton began his career with Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire county councils. In 2001 he co-founded the rail consultancy Collinson Dutton Ltd with Andy Collinson. It merged with GHD Ltd in 2011.
Former Sustrans Cymru project manager Huw Thomas is the leader elect of the City of Cardiff Council following last month’s local elections, which saw Labour retain control of the council. During the election campaign Thomas, 31, said the council would introduce 20mph zones across his Splott ward.
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has appointed Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese as deputy mayor and lead for business and economy issues.
James Hammett has been appointed managing director of UK Tram, succeeding Colin Robey. Hammett was general manager.