Matheson is Scots transport secretary

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6 Jul 2018 (provided by Local Transport Today)

Matheson is Scots transport secretary

Michael Matheson (pictured) has been appointed cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity in a reshuffle by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Matheson, the MSP for Falkirk West, was cabinet member for justice. The Scottish Government’s transport brief was previously below cabinet rank and held by Humza Yousaf, minister for transport and the islands. Yousaf has been promoted to cabinet secretary for justice. 

Glanville joins Ramboll from Curtins

Jonathan Glanville has joined consultant Ramboll as a principal engineer (highways) from Curtins, where he was a senior transport planner. 

McIntosh joins Cubic from Mott Mac

Douglas McIntosh has joined Cubic Corporation as a mobility authority from Mott MacDonald where he was a software systems project manager. McIntosh joined Mott MacDonald in January from IBI Group, where he had been a consultant since 2014.

Kirk-Ellis joins ADC Infrastructure

Ian Kirk-Ellis has joined Nottingham consultant ADC Infrastructure as an associate director. He moves from consultant Inspire Design & Development, where he was an associate for transport planning and traffic engineering. ADC?specialises in the transport, highways and drainage aspects of new developments.

Igoe joins CoMoUK as Scots director 

Philip Igoe has joined shared mobility organisation CoMoUK as director of its shared transport programme in Scotland. Igoe is a former director of Carplus, which rebranded as CoMoUK earlier this year (LTT?08 Jun). Rachael North has also joined CoMoUK’s Scottish team as communications & marketing executive. 

Groves heads West Yorks transport

Kim Groves has been appointed chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s transport committee, succeeding Keith Wakefield. Groves is a councillor on Leeds City Council. 

Seifert quits Ofo UK strategy role

Fraser Seifert is leaving dockless bike hire firm Ofo, where he was UK policy and strategy manager, and moving to Germany.  

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