SCOTTISH TRANSPORT SUMMIT

13TH JUNE 2019

GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL
99 Gordon Street,
Glasgow G1 3SF

KEYNOTE SPEAKER


Councillor Susan Aitken

Councillor Susan Aitken
Leader
Glasgow City Council

Susan Aitken became Leader of Glasgow City Council when the SNP became the largest party on the Council and formed a minority administration in May 2017. She was elected as a councillor for the Langside ward, where she lives, in 2012 and has been leader of the SNP group since 2014, having previously served as the group spokesperson on health and social care. She is the SNP's national Local Government Convener.


Before being elected, Susan worked in a variety of policy and research roles in the Scottish Parliament and the third sector, and as a freelance writer and editor specialising in health and social care policy. She grew up in Biggar in South Lanarkshire, moved to Glasgow aged 17 and is a graduate of both Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities.

SPEAKERS


Prof. David Begg

Prof. David Begg
Chief Executive, Transport Times
Chairman, Glasgow Connectivity Commission

Prof David Begg is Chief Executive of Portobello Partnership Ltd which specialises in strategic advice to clients in the transport sector; publishes Transport Times online blogs and runs a series of transport best practice awards in conjunction with the Department for Transport, Transport Scotland, Transport for London and Transport for the North.

He is a non-executive board member of Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd, is a member of the Cubic Transportation Systems' Advisory Board and chairs EAMS Group.

From 1999 to 2005 he chaired the Government's Commission for Integrated Transport which was set up to advise the Government on transport policy and to monitor performance. He was a board member of Transport for London from 2000 to 2006 before joining Tube Lines as chairman (2006-2010). He was a non-executive director of the Strategic Rail Authority and before that British Rail. From 2005-2014 David was a Non-Executive Director of First Group Ltd.

Before moving to London he was Professor of Transport Policy at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. He is a visiting professor in Transport at Plymouth University. In the 1990s he was the political lead on transport on Lothian Region and then the City of Edinburgh councils.

Ross Martin (Session Chair)

Ross Martin (Session Chair)
Economic Agitator & Adviser on Regional Economies
@ScotIncGrowth and Member, Glasgow Connectivity Commission

Ross works with governments at all levels to design, develop and deliver #InclusiveGrowth - combining the power of economic value and social purpose. To achieve these socio-economic aims, Ross agitates for meaningful collaboration between, and across, the public, private & social sectors to ensure the creation, nurture and sustainability of Inclusive Growth.

Ross has a keen eye for critical linkages between People and Place, thus enabling a range of initiatives to flourish in this important interface, e.g. co-creating Adopt an Intern, Driving the rapid expansion of Business Improvement Districts, and currently delivering a new form of Regional Economic Leadership across Scotland.

Ross has played a variety of roles in advisory, executive and thought-leadership capacities across the private, public and social spheres of the economy, with the consistent thread of strengthening Scotland's socio-economic resilience, with a current focus on two of the core characteristics of the emerging economy: low carbon infrastructure, being driven by data and digital technology.

Prof. Iain Docherty (Session Chair)

Prof. Iain Docherty (Session Chair)
Professor of Public Policy and Governance and Head of Management
University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School

Iain's research and teaching addresses the interconnecting issues of public administration, institutional change and city and regional competitiveness, with particular emphasis on the structures and processes of local and regional governance, policies for delivering improved economic performance and environmental sustainability, and the development and implementation of strategic planning and transport policies.

His total research and consultancy awards in the last six years exceed £2 million, and he is currently Co-Director of the Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre and Co-Investigator on two major Research Council projects on sustainable transport and low carbon transitions.

Iain has worked with and advised a range of private sector, governmental and other organisations including governments and public agencies in the UK, US, Australia, Canada and Sweden, and the OECD. He served as Non-Executive director of Transport Scotland, the national transport agency for Scotland, from 2006 – 2010. Iain was appointed as one of the inaugural members of the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy of Scotland in 2011, and to the Expert Panel advising the North East Independent Economic Review in 2012.

Derek Halden (Session Chair)

Derek Halden (Session Chair)
Director DHC Loop Connections and Secretary of Scotland's transport think tank STSg

After 10 years in the civil service with the Scottish Office and Transport Research Laboratory, in 1996 Derek Halden founded DHC and subsequently Loop Connections as consultancy and technology businesses making connections between people and places. As these concepts have become more central to transport policy in the 23 years since then DHC Loop Connections has gained an international reputation providing leading edge analysis, data and technology solutions for clients principally in Europe and Australasia. Derek has written some of the most widely read guides to the future of transport and has written a regular column for Transport Times since 2015.

Paul Lawrence

Paul Lawrence
Executive Director for Place
City of Edinburgh Council

Paul Lawrence is the Executive Director for Place at the City of Edinburgh Council. His responsibilities include Development and Investment, Environment, Culture, Housing, Planning, Regulatory Services and Transport.

Paul joined the Council in late 2015. Prior to this, he was the Corporate Director for Place at Stockport Council – one of the ten local authorities in the Greater Manchester city region, with a similar range of responsibilities.

Paul started his working life in the cultural sector, before being appointed as Head of Cultural and Economic Development at Newcastle City Council in 2000. He later became Assistant Chief Executive with responsibility for Economic Development, City Region Partnerships and Corporate Communications.

Fraser Grieve

Fraser Grieve
Highlands & Islands Regional Director
SCDI

Fraser has headed up the Scottish Council for Development & Industry (SCDI) operations in the Highlands & Islands since January 2012 and leads on several policy areas, particularly around the economy in rural areas, transport, tourism, and food and drink. Before moving to SCDI, Fraser spent the previous decade working in politics where he managed conferences, corporate communications, and latterly heading up the parliamentary operations of former MP and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Sir Danny Alexander.

Fraser sits on the Inverness & Highland City-Region Deal Programme Board, the Moray Growth Deal Bid Board, the Highlands & Islands Regional Skills Investment Board, and is an adviser to the regional transport partnership Hitrans. He is chair of SSE's Beatrice Partnership Fund Panel and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Dr George Hazel MBE

Dr George Hazel MBE
Programme Manager
Scottish MaaS Alliance

Dr Hazel is a Director of the George Hazel Consultancy, an Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology and Chair of the Advisory Panel for the Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University.

He was a member of the UK Secretary of State for Transport's Steering Group for National Road User Charging, chair of the World Roads Congress C10 Committee, researching urban areas and transport, chair of the Scottish Public Policy Unit's Transport Commission and Chair of Transport 2000's Forum on Revitalising Communities on Main Roads. In January 2005 he was awarded the OBE for services to transport. He is an expert on towns and city regions and has written a book on Making Cities Work, published by Wiley.

Previously he was Professor of Transport Policy at the Centre for Transport Policy where he looked after the consultancy business. From 1996 to 1999 he was Director of City Development for the City of Edinburgh Council responsible for planning, economic development, transportation and property.

Derek Provan

Derek Provan
CEO
AGS Airports

Born in Glasgow and with 20 year's experience in Aviation Derek has held various Director roles in UK and international Airports. Derek joined Heathrow in 2013 from his position as Managing Director at Aberdeen International Airport.

He has a BSc in Fire Risk Engineering, Master's Degrees in Risk Management and Business Management and Research. In his recent role of Future Heathrow, Director, he was responsible for the future design of an expanded Heathrow to include surface access, terminals, airfield and airspace design and the creation of Heathrow's master plan and future operating models. Further to being Heathrow's Interim Chief Operating Officer, Derek took up the role of CEO of AGS Airports in April.

Derek is active in numerous aviation forums within the UK and is a founding member of the Performance Based Regulation Industry Group working with the CAA to ensure that the industry forms an integral part of future regulation in UK Aviation.

Helen Wylde

Helen Wylde
Chief Engagement Officer
Catapult Transport Systems

Helen will be responsible for the business and relationship development team at the TSC, leading in the forging of innovative collaborations and partnerships with industry, academia and government in the transport sector. During her career, Helen has specialised in shaping and delivering high-yield transformation, start-up, turnaround and growth strategies in both smaller companies and FTSE 100 players across the Telecommunications, Technology, Financial Services, Retail and Logistics arenas.

SPEAKERS


  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  • Councillor Susan Aitken

    Leader
    Glasgow City Council

  • SPEAKERS

  • Prof. David Begg

    Chief Executive, Transport Times
    Chairman, Glasgow Connectivity Commission
  • Ross Martin (Session Chair)

    Economic Agitator & Adviser on Regional Economies
    @ScotIncGrowth and Member, Glasgow Connectivity Commission
  • Prof. Iain Docherty (Session Chair)

    Professor of Public Policy and Governance and Head of Management
    University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School
  • Derek Halden (Session Chair)

    Director DHC Loop Connections and Secretary of Scotland's transport think tank STSg
  • Paul Lawrence

    Executive Director for Place
    City of Edinburgh Council
  • Fraser Grieve

    Highlands & Islands Regional Director
    SCDI
  • Dr George Hazel MBE

    Programme Manager
    Scottish MaaS Alliance
  • Derek Provan

    CEO
    AGS Airports
  • Helen Wylde

    Chief Engagement Officer
    Catapult Transport Systems
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