Peninsula Transport is delighted to welcome four new team members. Technical Director Ewan Wilson joins our existing Programme Director Hannah Shrimpton, who has been appointed to her role on a permanent basis.  Hannah and Ewan will be supported by Project Managers Nisha Devani and Kim Hawes. Together, they will strengthen delivery of a robust transport strategy for the South West. 

The new additions bring an extensive range of skills and experience to the team. With a collective total of over 50 years’ experience in transport, they bring expertise from the South West across Somerset and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole councils, the Western Gateway and Peninsula Transport’s officer group. This, combined with their knowledge in transport policy, public transport services and national infrastructure projects at National Highways and beyond, means they are well equipped to build on Peninsula Transport’s work.

Councillor Andrea Davis, Peninsula Transport Chairman said: “The Department for Transport wants STBs to play a growing role in the development of national policy and regional investment plans as well as becoming centres of excellence to provide technical and policy support to local transport authorities.

“Over the past five years, Peninsula Transport has worked on creating a solid evidence base to drive the development of our first regional transport strategy. The strategy, which is due for publication later this year, is a vital tool in championing the peninsula’s transport needs.

“Now, with these new additions to our team, we can strengthen our proposition and ensure Peninsula Transport has increasing relevance and impact across both the region and the UK.  They will work across the peninsula and in collaboration with strategic transport providers, the other six STBs and the policy leads at the Department for Transport in order to deliver our transport strategy.

“These new appointments mark a pivotal moment for us. We warmly welcome the new joiners to the Peninsula Transport STB and we look forward to working with them on the challenge of ensuring the region has the transport networks and infrastructure it needs for the future.”