MacKay Hannah

Transport After Coronavirus: Infection, Innovation, Infrastructure


Rachel Skinner

WSP, ICE and Infrastructure Commission for Scotland

Executive Director (Transport), WSP
Senior Vice President, Institution of Civil Engineers
Commissioner, Infrastructure Commission for Scotland


Rachel is a chartered engineer, an ICE Fellow and elected member of ICE Council. She chaired the ICE London Region in 2010/11 and is now Chair of its London Transport Expert Network.

In 2016, Rachel was named as one of The Telegraph’s inaugural Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering.

She has authored and co-authored various publications on topics including autonomous vehicles and future place-making, and before that about digital technology and its potential for infrastructure, industry innovation and collaboration.

Having held prior roles as UK Director of Transportation Planning and European Director of Marketing and Communications, Rachel is now involved with major contracts for both public and private sector clients in London and elsewhere in the UK. Rachel is also a founding Board member of the Women’s Transportation Seminar in London and was its elected President from 2009-2013.

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Ralph Roberts

CEO, McGill's; Chair, CPT Scotland; Chair, Traveline Scotland; and 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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