Greenwood is transport committee chair

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21 Jul 2017 (provided by Local Transport Today)

Greenwood is transport committee chair

Lilian Greenwood (pictured), the Labour MP for Nottingham South, has been elected chair of the House of Commons transport committee, succeeding Louise Ellman. Greenwood, a former shadow transport minister, beat Bridget Phillipson, the Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South, in the final round of voting. 

Pickett quits WMCA for SYSTRA

Alison Pickett has joined consultant SYSTRA as an associate director. She was head of sustainable travel at the West Midlands Combined Authority. 

Reeves takes new job at DfT

Pauline Reeves has been appointed head of road user licensing, insurance and safety at the DfT. 

Westgate rejoins Nichols from HS2 Ltd

Stuart Westgate has rejoined infrastructure consultancy The Nichols Group as a senior partner from HS2 Ltd where he was programme development director. Westgate worked for Nichols from 2000 to 2011, before becoming director of major project advisory at KPMG from 2011 to 2015. 

Darrall joins Transport Planning Associates

James Darrall has joined consultant Transport Planning Associates as an associate specialising in development transport planning and modelling. He was an associate with consultant i-Transport.

Oates joins i-Transport

Andy Oates has joined consultant i-Transport as an associate in its Manchester office. He was a principal in Mott MacDonald’s integrated transport division.

Withill joins Transport for the North

Adrian Withill has joined Transport for the North as a senior project manager. Withill was Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council’s interim manager – highways and transportation.


Stefan Sanders has been appointed Arup’s lead for rail in the UK, Middle East and Africa (UKMEA). Sanders has worked for Arup since 2003. Anna Squire has been appointed Arup’s global rail leader, based in Sydney Australia. She has worked for Arup since 2006. Both appointments follow the retirement of Colin Stewart, Arup’s global and UKMEA rail leader. 


Staynton Brown has joined Transport for London in the new position of director of diversity and inclusion. He was associate director – equalities at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust. 

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