The Scottish Transport Show: For Scotland’s transport sector, suppliers and stakeholders
Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, Scottish Government
His career has involved a number of senior roles in manufacturing and business, managing companies in the UK as well as Poland, Finland, Croatia and Bosnia.
Early in his career, Ivan spent two years with VSO in Bangladesh. He is currently a trustee of the charity CEI, which supports education and health projects in Bangladesh.
Ivan has been MSP for Glasgow Provan since May 2016. Brought up in Glasgow, he studied at the University of Strathclyde and the University of Newcastle.
Programme Manager, Supplier Development Programme Scotland
Gillian Cameron is the Programme Manager for the Supplier Development Programme (SDP), a business support initiative, whose aim is to help Scottish SMEs improve their performance in winning contracts in the public sector. She has over 20 years’ experience in public sector procurement and specialises in supplier engagement. Under her management, SDP has continued to grow substantially, becoming a Scotland wide initiative, with more than 13,500 businesses having access to their tender training services. She is a member of the Scottish Government’s Procurement Supplier Group, which aims to inform, influence and engage with procurement strategy and derive the maximum economic benefit from public sector purchasing.
Senior Stakeholder Manager, Transport Focus
Robert Samson has worked with Transport Focus since 1999, in a variety of roles and is now a Senior Stakeholder Manager, working across various transport modes, including rail, bus, tram and ferry with different operators and regulators to get the best deal for transport users,. With a strong emphasis on evidence-based campaigning and research, we ensure that we know what is happening on the ground. We use our knowledge to influence decisions on behalf of transport users to secure improvements and make a difference.
Prior to joining Transport Focus, Robert worked in the rail industry for eighteen years with British Rail in a number of frontline roles and in the privatised rail freight industry.
Director of Strategy, Cubic
Andy Taylor is a global transportation expert with diverse experience ranging from air traffic control to multi-modalism over the last 25 years. He kicked his career off in Europe in a harmonization role for the UK Department for Transport between the Air Traffic Control programs of Europe and the USA, before relocating to Washington DC eight years ago to launch several transportation business lines. Over the last three years at Cubic, Andy has overseen global strategy, focusing on strategic partnerships with some of the world’s leading technology and software companies. In that role, he has spearheaded the Mobility-as-a-Service solution to help cities and transit agencies evaluate the potential benefits of integrated multi-modal transport options. Andy is currently educating user communities and transit agencies on the true benefits and impacts of Mobility-as-a-Service and the importance of sharing pertinent data, improving operational performance and consolidating accounting solutions. Andy is also a member of the Board of Directors for the global MaaS Alliance.
Chief Engagement Officer, Connected Places Catapult
Helen joined the former Transport Systems Catapult now Connected Places Catapult, from her position as Managing Director UK & Ireland for Benelux company BringMe. 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.
Prior to BringMe Helen was Sales & Marketing Director for Parcelforce Worldwide. Helen has also worked as a Non-Executive Director and independent consultant, both in the UK and internationally.
In addition, Helen has worked in a number of senior commercial positions at Lloyds TSB, ADT Tyco, O2 and Vodafone.
Head of Transport Services, Glasgow City Council
Eric Stewart became Head of Transport Services with Glasgow City Council in December 2018, having previously held the positions of Transport Strategy Manager. Prior to that he held the positions of Assistant Chief Executive at Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and Managing Director at FirstGroup plc.
Executive Director Enterprise & Environment, Fife Council
Keith Winter has been Executive Director Enterprise & Environment at Fife Council since 2014. Prior to that he was Executive Director Environment, Enterprise & Communities and also Head of Enterprise Planning & Protective Services.
Before moving to Fife Council, Keith was Executive Director Corporate Services at South Tyneside Council.
Keith has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Abertay, Dundee and a Bachelor of Science in Town and Regional Planning from the University of Dundee.
Head of Policy, Smart Energy GB
Iagan leads on all policy and communications in Scotland for Smart Energy GB including engagement with all Scottish political representatives and key stakeholder, advocacy bodies and media. Iagan has many years of experience working in media relations and public affairs for a variety of organisations such as Historic Scotland, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, VisitScotland, and Digital UK. He is a fluent Gaelic speaker.
Smart Energy GB is the voice of the smart meter rollout. It’s our task to help everyone in Great Britain understand smart meters, the national rollout and how to use their new meters to get their gas and electricity under control. The national campaign has already begun and will reach all households and microbusinesses in Scotland, England and Wales.
Co-Founder, Urban Tide
Simon is Co-Founder & Smart Cities Consultant at Urban Tide. Urban Tide supports cities to become smarter by unlocking data.
Simon led the Design and Engagement team on the £24m Future City Glasgow project. Simon focuses on Product Development, Engaging Communities and leads the global development of Urban Tide. He recently visited India and witnessed their 100 smart cities plans being put into action.
Scottish Director, Living Streets
Stuart Hay is the Scottish Director of the national walking charity Living Streets. He has worked in policy and development roles for charities and social enterprises for over 17 years. This includes work with Changeworks, Friends of the Earth Scotland, The Scottish Wildlife Trust and Help the Aged. His work has ranged from policy and influencing to developing new projects and partnership with a wide range of funders. At Living Streets he oversees a team delivering a programme of community street audits and a schools walking project which reaches over 200,000 pupils across Scotland. In 2018, he help to produce the second edition of the pedestrian pound on the economic case for investment in walking. He is currently working on updated research into the links between the walking environment and public transport. He is also Director of the Sustainable Transport Charity Transform Scotland.
Senior Business Development, GreenMobility
Niels Kaae aims to turn GreenMobility into the preferred sharing mobility partner for local operators. He leverages his 10 years of successfully changing ground transport, from radically increasing digital bookings at Taxa 4x35, to building global platforms for supply and demand of taxis and PHV fleets at G7 and Karhoo. An avid cyclist, and demanding user of shared and public transport, Niels has deliberately given up his private car ownership to live the green way.
Head of Cities, Scotland and North England, Uber
Matthew Eastwood is Head of Cities, Scotland and North East England at Uber. He works with key stakeholders to ensure the continued growth of Uber's services. Matthew has worked in the transport sector in Scotland for over 15 years. Matthew was previously Head of Transport at the Energy Saving Trust, he has also worked for the shared transport charity CoMoUK supporting the development of shared car use in Scotland, and has worked as a transport consultant, in a Scottish local authority transport team, for one of Scotland's Regional Transport Partnerships, and on secondment into Transport Scotland.
Legal Counsel & Head of ADR, The Furniture Ombudsman and The Dispute Resolution Ombudsman
LL.B (Hons), PGDip, ACIArb, Solicitor
Judith read Law at King’s College London for 3 years before graduating with honours in 1998. She then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and a training contract before qualifying as a solicitor in 2001.
Judith was previously employed by a City Law firm, practising in Commercial Law. An experienced legal professional, Judith also specialises in Alternative Dispute Resolution and joined The Ombudsman in 2011. Since her appointment, Judith has written and presented a wide variety of training courses on Consumer Law and Compliance.
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