About The Board

Act TravelWise is made up from a number of volunteers within the transport sector passionate about all things sustainable.

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Sean Ford

Organisation: WSP

Title: Associate

Email: [email protected]

Since 2010, Sean has been an Associate in the Transport team for WSP based in Manchester. He has worked on numerous sustainable travel activities over the years for a variety of stakeholders and public/private clients. Sean previously worked for GMPTE/TfGM promoting public transport and delivering sustainable transport projects across the conurbation of Gtr Manchester. During this time public transport was both friend and foe!

Gill Hunt Bw

Gill Hunt

Organisation: Transport for West Midlands

Title: Smarter Choices Resilience Officer

Email[email protected]

Gill has 19 years experience in smarter choices and travel demand management and is currently working for Transport for West Midlands in the Network Resilience team. Gill currently engages with West Midlands-based businesses, and offers advice on how to prepare for the impending disruptions which may affect them during the many construction works taking place across the West Midlands in the next few years. This includes working to help businesses, visitors and residents keep moving throughout the Commonwealth Games and the Coventry City of Culture events.

Before working for TfWM, Gill worked on the LSTF project at Centro (later to become TfWM) and has worked in Local Authority for 41 years in Planning, Legal – Property Management and Transportation sectors.

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Donald Kent

Organisation: European Mobility Week

Title: UK National Coordinator

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Don has  been engaged in sustainable transport issues since the very early 1970s at the dawn of the modern environmental movement. Following a career in mental health he graduated from Newcastle University in 2000 with an MSc in Transport Planning and Policy. Until autumn 2015, Don worked for Nestrans in Aberdeen promoting travel awareness and travel plans. He is currently working part-time in schools outreach for Living Streets Scotland.

Don served on the Act TravelWise Board from 2007 to 2015 and worked to raise the profile of Act TravelWise Scotland during that time. He has been serving as the UK Coordinator for European Mobility Week, known in the UK as TravelWise Week. Don re-joined the Board at the AGM on 31 January 2019.

Emily Shovlar Bw

Emily Shovlar

Organisation: WestTrans

Title: Senior Coordinator

Email[email protected]

Emily joined WestTrans as Senior Coordinator in January 2018. Her role is to deliver, and support, sustainable transport projects, and to liaise with key stakeholders across West London. She is currently managing an electric bike trial for London boroughs and local businesses, which has been shortlisted for the ‘Most Innovative Transport Project’ at the London Transport Awards 2019. She also manages WestTrans’ work with universities and colleges to encourage healthier travel for students.

Before WestTrans, Emily spent a year working in the Integrated Transport team at the Rail Delivery Group, supporting the delivery of the Cycle-Rail Fund across the UK. She holds a BA in English Literature and an MSc in Sustainable Cities, both from King’s College London.

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Ian Skinner

Organisation:Transport and Environmental Policy Research (TEPR)

Title: Director

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Ian is Director of his own company Transport and Environmental Policy Research (TEPR), which specialises in research and consultancy projects that aim to improve the environmental performance of transport. He has over 20 years’ experience of managing and working on sustainable transport policy projects, working with organisations ranging from UN Environment, the European Commission and European Parliament, to national departments and agencies and local authorities.

Ian has worked on many different areas of sustainable transport, from cycling and consumer information, to public procurement, vehicle efficiency and infrastructure charging. Prior to setting up TEPR, Ian worked at AEA (now Ricardo), the Institute for European Environmental Policy and the University of Kent, where he undertook research on the external costs of transport in the UK. He has a PhD on the implementation of sustainable transport policy from University College London.