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ONLINE CONFERENCE 6th Annual Scottish Transport Conference: Sustainable and Smart, Joined-Up and Inclusive, Fit for Purpose and Reliable


Michael Matheson MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Scottish Government

Michael Matheson was born in Glasgow in 1970 and educated at St John Bosco Secondary School. He went on to study at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh, where he obtained a BSc in Occupational Therapy. He also holds a BA and a Diploma in Applied Social Sciences from the Open University.

Prior to becoming an MSP, Mr Matheson practised as a Community Occupational Therapist with Stirling Council, Central Regional Council, and Highland Regional Council.

He was elected as the MSP for Falkirk West following the May 2007 elections. Previous to that he was a Regional MSP for Central Scotland from 1999 to 2007. Before being appointed Minister for Public Health and Sport, Mr Matheson was Vice Convenor of the European and External Relations Committee. He also sat on the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee, and previously served on the Justice and Enterprise and Culture Committees. He was re-elected in May 2011 and thereafter appointed as Minister for Public Health.

Michael Matheson was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Justice in November 2014 and reappointed in May 2016. In 2018 he was appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity.


Lorna Pimlott

Director of Sponsorship & Policy, Phase 2, High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd


Ralph Roberts

EO - McGill's, Chair - CPT Scotland, Chair - Traveline Scotland, Chair - Scottish Smart & Integrated Ticketing Steering Group

Ralph Roberts has been at the helm of McGill’s since April 2010.

Prior to that he worked for 10 years with Arriva Plc in a number of leadership roles in the bus and rail divisions.

He is Chair of CPT Scotland, Traveline Scotland, the Scottish Smart & Integrated Ticketing steering group, Album in Scotland. He is a former Chair of Gourock Community Council, the FTA in Scotland and the DVSA Operator Liaison Group. He stood as a councillor in the 2012 Scottish local elections.

He has two engineering degrees, lives in Gourock on the banks of the River Clyde and if he had spare time, would spend it camping, walking, racing classic motorcycles and flying his Gyrocopter.

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Clare Green

Director - New Business Partnerships, Connected Places Catapult


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Scottish Capital Investment and Infrastructure

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