About The Board
Act TravelWise is made up from a number of volunteers within the transport sector passionate about all things sustainable.
Title: Associate Director, Strategic Planning & Advisory - Transportation
Richard Adams is AECOM’s national lead for the sustainable transport market. Richard has been fortunate to be involved in some of the pivotal projects and behavioural change programmes of the UK sustainable transport industry as the sector has grown and matured from its earliest days. He started his career working in a local authority and as a Travel Plan Coordinator in the NHS before joining the consultancy sector. His interests lie in devising policies and strategies for delivering programmes to influence travel behaviour, and travel planning in the spatial and development setting.
Richard was co-opted to the ACT TravelWise Board in 2015 and was previously a Board Director of The Association for Commuter Transport (ACT) from 2004 until its merger with the National TravelWise Association in 2008.
Organisation: carbon heroes
Title: Managing Director
Craig is the founder of carbon heroes, who specialise in the technology, promotion and engagement of car sharing and other initiatives to encourage modal shifts. Craig's background encompasses software development, technology sales and marketing, business evangelism, business strategy, and general management. Prior to carbon heroes, Craig was responsible for the UK subsidiary of the French company Netsize S.A. and then ran his own consultancy, Mobile Networking Ltd.
Craig joined the board of Act TravelWise in November 2012, and is the Executive Committee member responsible for Marketing and Membership. He is also a founding member of the Carplus working group created to promote and create standards for the 2+ car sharing sector.
Organisation: IBase Systems
Title: Commercial Manager
Dan Blanchet has been the Commercial Manager with iBase Systems Ltd for over 15 years. Dan’s first involvement with the sustainable transport industry came about in 2005 through significant contributions to a project with the London Borough of Ealing and Transport for London to create iTRACE, a management system to help local authorities record, monitor and evaluate the actual travel behaviour of the community and the effectiveness of travel plans in their area. iTRACE has been adopted by around 30% of UK local authorities and 2016 sees its 10th anniversary.
A significant amount of Dan’s time has been dedicated to supporting the sustainable transport industry and promoting the need for effective management and monitoring of sustainable travel programmes. Dan was elected to the board of Act TravelWise in 2010 and was appointed Treasurer in 2013. Dan also represents the UK on the board of EPOMM, the European Platform on Mobility Management.
Organisation: Buckinghamshire County Council
Tile: Sustainabilty Services Lead Officer
Rebecca is a highly experienced sustainable travel manager having worked at Buckinghamshire County Council for over nine years. Her key responsibilities include managing travel planning, behavioural change projects, and delivering cycling and walking infrastructure schemes. Rebecca played a key role in delivering the London 2012 travel demand management programme at Eton Dorney. Rebecca joined the Board in 2013 and became Acting Chair in December 2015.
Title: Integrated Transport Officer
Prea studied Law at the University of Kent before joining Shropshire Council in its Sustainable Transport team, where she worked on transport redesign and implementing cycling projects across the county.
Prea currently works at the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) in a team which manages integrated transport for the rail industry and contributes to the 40 million cycle-rail journeys made each year. In her role as Integrated Transport Officer, Prea hosts the Cycle Rail Awards. The awards recognise the progress made by the rail industry and associated organisations towards encouraging integrated cycle-rail travel. She is also responsible for the day to day management and coordination of £30m worth of infrastructure through the Cycle-Rail Fund.
Prea was voted onto the Act TravelWise board at the 2016 Annual General Meeting.
Organisation: Buro Happold Engineering Ltd
Title: Director of Transport and Mobility
Before joining Buro Happold and In the Round Communications, Jon Foley was an Associate with Steer Davies Gleave where he led their sustainable travel and behaviour change capability. Prior to working in the consultancy sector Jon worked for a number of UK local authorities in a variety of transport planning positions including as Head of the Smarter Choices team for Hampshire County Council. Jon has played a key role in developing the UK’s sustainable travel and behaviour change field for many years. He has also worked internationally, having advised government bodies in North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Jon has been a Board Director since December 2012 and was previously Board Director of ACT and the Transport Planning Society.
From 2008-2012 Jon was also one of the senior management team members responsible for delivering the highly acclaimed and award winning travel behaviour change programmes for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Organisation: Thames Valley Park Travel
Laura has been working for two years as the travel coordinator for Thames Valley Park, a business park in the Wokingham Borough. In this role, Laura has worked with multinational businesses to continue their sustainable travel initiatives. She has noticed the barriers that come with trying to increase the number of employees choosing sustainable commuting options and working with a number of different sectors to show innovative travel options. She is working on renewing the business park's five-year framework travel plan.
Laura has been a part of the TVP Travel Team who have recently won the award of Best Workplace Travel Plan by the Smarter Travel 2016 awards, which has recognised the continuing commitment by businesses to fund a sustainable travel plan for their site and employees.
Title: Associate Director
Andy is a travel demand management and behavioural change specialist. During his early career he spent four years in the Smarter Choices team at Hampshire County Council, developing and delivering innovative projects and contributing to wider understanding within the field.
He presently leads the Smarter Travel discipline at WSP with a remit to deliver projects to clients across the UK and internationally. As an experienced professional he takes leading roles in planning, implementing and evaluating smarter travel projects across different sectors.