SCOTTISH TRANSPORT SUMMIT

11TH JUNE 2020

Crowne Plaza
Congress Road, Glasgow
G3 8QT
United Kingdom

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


Keith Anderson

Keith Anderson
Chief Executive
ScottishPower

Keith is Chief Executive Officer for ScottishPower and he also sits on the ScottishPower Board, where he was appointed in February 2012.

Keith has full responsibility for the Company's activities in the UK including the £5.3bn investment plan to 2022 designed to strengthen the position of the Company as the Utility of the Future.

Prior to joining ScottishPower, Keith had worked with some major financial institutions including The Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Life, as well as working as a management consultant with Ernst & Young.

Roy Brannen - Session Chair

Roy Brannen - Session Chair
Chief Executive
Transport Scotland

Roy took over the role as Chief Executive in Transport Scotland on 5 November 2015. Prior to that he was the Director of Trunk Road and Bus Operations where he had responsibility for the management and operation of the Scottish trunk road network, some 3,500km in total for which his direct responsibilities include trunk road safety, delivering the annual maintenance programme effectively, the implementation and development of Intelligent Transport Systems, the maintenance of the trunk road bridges stock and commenting on proposals for development which might impact on the Trunk Road Network.

Roy's responsibilities also included the operation of Scotland's National Concessionary Travel Schemes, the Bus Service Operator's Grant and the development of a national Smart and Integrated Ticketing strategy.

Roy is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers with over 25 years' experience in the field of highway engineering.

Claire Haigh

Claire Haigh
Chief Executive
Greener Journeys

Claire Haigh is Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, a coalition of the UK's major public transport groups committed to encouraging people to make more sustainable travel choices. She also chairs the Delivery & Impacts Independent Review Panel for the Government's Joint Air Quality Unit (DfT/Defra); is the Executive Director of the Transport Knowledge Hub; is a Director and the Vice Chair of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership; and has been a Board Member of Transport for Greater Manchester. Previously she was Project Director for Journey Solutions, where she was responsible for the creation, implementation and roll-out of PLUSBUS the first national multi-operator bus-rail ticket.

Catherine Hall

Catherine Hall
Head of Strategy
Network Rail Scotland

Catherine has been Head of Strategic Planning for Scotland's Railway since 2018 and has worked for Network Rail for the past 16 years within Maintenance, Track Renewals (both in Scotland and London North West) and Strategic Planning. She led Network Rail's "Scotland Route Study", published in July 2016, which provided a long-term vision for the railway in Scotland with investment choices for funders. Originally a Mechanical Engineer, she worked for Wood Group in the Oil & Gas Industry in Aberdeen before moving to the rail industry

Alex Hynes

Alex Hynes
Managing Director
Scotland's Railway

TBC

Ross Martin - Session Chair

Ross Martin - Session Chair
Economic Advisor

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.

Bill Reeve

Bill Reeve
Director of Rail
Transport Scotland

Bill Reeve joined Transport Scotland to establish its new rail team, following the devolution of rail powers to the Scottish Parliament in 2005. Bill has worked in a number of roles in Transport Scotland, and am now Director of Rail. Bill also leads their work introducing integrated smart ticketing across all public transport modes in Scotland.

Bill has more than thirty years of experience of the passenger and freight transport industry, working in British Rail, the privatised rail industry, and as Director of Project Sponsorship at the Strategic Rail Authority prior to joining Transport Scotland.

Bill's career has included front line production management; rail freight business development; policy and strategy development; management of franchise contracts; and major rail project sponsorship including new railways, rolling stock and service developments.

Bill is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and recently served as Chairman of its Railway Division.

Jim Valentine - Session Chair

Jim Valentine - Session Chair
Deputy Chief Executive
Perth & Kinross Council

Jim has worked in Local Government throughout Scotland for the past 41 years.

Having started off in 1978 in the Angus Area Roads offices in Arbroath and Forfar, Jim moved to the metropolis' of Edinburgh and Glasgow before returning to Tayside in 1990.

When Tayside Regional Council was disaggregated in 1996, Jim moved as Area Roads Engineer into the south area of Perth and Kinross. When promoted to Maintenance Manager in 2000, Jim took on the work that Perth and Kinross had been undertaking with the Transport Research Laboratory in developing meaningful machine-based surveys for Local Authority roads. This work has now been adopted as an international standard

In 2001 when the Society of Chief Officers for Transportation in Scotland (SCOTS) decided to work with Audit Scotland in developing a new National Road Condition Survey, Jim was appointed as Project General Manager. Jim combined this role with his Maintenance Manager role in Perth and Kinross up until April 2003, when he took up the Head of the Roads Services post in Perth and Kinross. When the Environment and Planning & Transportation Services combined in 2006, he moved to the role of Head of Public Space Management and, in 2007, secured the post of Depute Director (Environment).

In April 2012, Jim was promoted to the post of Executive Director (Environment) with responsibility for Planning, Economic Development, Public Space, Regulatory and Waste Services and Operational delivery.

In 2015 Jim moved to the post of Depute Chief Executive. As part of the Council's Chief Executive Group, this post is focussed on growing the economy of the wider area, and leading the Council's Capital and Transformation programmes. Jim is also the Council's Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for all corporate support Services.

Paul White

Paul White
Director
CPT Scotland

Paul White is the Director of CPT Scotland, the trade association for the bus and coach industries.

Paul is a long-standing advocate for public transport, representing bus and coach interests across the UK and to the European institutions.

Paul is a non-Councillor Board member of SEStrans and a past Chair of the Scottish Transport Studies Group.

Peter Grant

Peter Grant
Head of Bus and Concessionary Fares Policy
Transport Scotland

TBC

SPEAKERS


  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  • Councillor Susan Aitken

    Leader
    Glasgow City Council

  • SPEAKERS

  • Keith Anderson

    Chief Executive
    ScottishPower
  • Roy Brannen - Session Chair

    Chief Executive
    Transport Scotland
  • Claire Haigh

    Chief Executive
    Greener Journeys
  • Catherine Hall

    Head of Strategy
    Network Rail Scotland
  • Alex Hynes

    Managing Director
    Scotland's Railway
  • Ross Martin - Session Chair

    Economic Advisor
  • Bill Reeve

    Director of Rail
    Transport Scotland
  • Jim Valentine - Session Chair

    Deputy Chief Executive
    Perth & Kinross Council
  • Paul White

    Director
    CPT Scotland
  • Peter Grant

    Head of Bus and Concessionary Fares Policy
    Transport Scotland
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