Transport & Infrastructure Lunch 2022

Date: Thursday 13th October 2022
Time: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location: Hotel Football, Old Trafford, 99 Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, M16 0SZ
Cost: £45 +VAT (members)/ £60 +VAT (non-members)
Key Events
Transport and Infrastructure

It is no question that it has been a turbulent few years for transport. Plagued by uncertainty the sector has been hit hard by circumstance and it has undoubtedly played havoc with progress. At our annual Transport & Infrastructure Lunch we will invite transport operators and private sector representatives to help us to get to grips with what is happening regionally and nationally within the transport sector. We will discuss what are, and what should be the priorities for us and our regional leaders and what does all this mean for business. At the lunch you will get to have your say so come armed with your thoughts so we can inform and provide a voice for our business community.

Working in partnership with Bee Net Zero we will also be exploring Transports role in tackling the net zero challenge, helping businesses to undertsand what can be done to help us achieve our targets of Zero carbon by 2038.

Sponsorship opportunities are available from just £1500 +VAT. Please email [email protected] for further information, download our sponsorship brochure here.


About the Speakers:

Adam Richmond Transportation Local Authorities Lead North West & Chair of pro-manchester Transport & Infrastructure Committee - Mott MacDonald

​Adam has been working within the transport sector in Greater Manchester for almost 20 years. He supports local authorities and transport bodies to deliver their transformational and challenging projects and has been involved in Northern Powerhouse Rail, Stockport Station redevelopment, Cheadle Station, HS2, Northern Hub, the redevelopment of Manchester Victoria, Metrolink upgrades, Altrincham Interchange and a whole host of other local projects.

He is the Chair of the pro-manchester’s Transport & Infrastructure Sector Group and leads a team of Project and Programme Management Advisory specialists within Mott MacDonald.

Charlie French Regional Growth Manager - West Coast Partnership

Charlie is Regional Growth Manager for West Coast Partnership and works closely with key partners across the region to identify and delivery station and service improvements through collaboration including coordinating investment and building business cases. He also leads on public affairs in the region, managing stakeholder relationships acting as the key point of contact in and out of the business. During his 9 years working in the rail industry he has held a variety of roles in customer services, contract management, accessibility, integration and project management, with a thorough understanding of how the industry operates.

Andy Clarke Head of Corporate Affairs - Manchester Airport Group

Andy Clarke is the Head of Corporate Affairs at Manchester Airport. As a member of the airport’s senior leadership team, he is responsible for ensuring corporate affairs activity meets the priorities of the airport. He focuses on crisis response, resilience, HS2/NPR and decarbonisation. He is the main interface between the airport and political and business leaders, focusing on developing strategic partnerships to further the airport’s goals. He is also Co-Chair of the MAG Disability Colleague Resource Group and a member of the Board of the Fragile X Society, a national disability charity.


Lauren Pamma Programme Director - Green Finance Institute

Lauren Pamma leads the Green Finance Institute’s Coalition for the Decarbonisation of Road Transport, which focuses on developing new financial products and solutions to unlock the capital required to accelerate the transition to zero emission mobility. Prior to joining the Green Finance Institute, Lauren’s career at Lloyds Banking Group spanned 16 years and saw her hold a number of finance, strategy and commercial roles, primarily within the asset finance division. Most recently she led the electrification agenda for Lex Autolease, identifying ways to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles.

Emma Flinn Head of Partnerships, Engagement and Inclusion - Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

Emma leads TfGM’s partnership and engagement approach, codesign, consultation and inclusion. She leads a team that designs and embeds approaches and intelligence to ensure TfGM understands, listens to, and works with Greater Manchester residents and business to help embed sustainable travel options. With sustainability, staff well-being and work-life balance a high priority for many employers as they consider future ways of working, Emma will lead and coordinate employer support alongside public and private sector leaders across Greater Manchester.

Having worked for six years in the Greater Manchester transport sector, Emma has overseen high-profile activity to support decisions around key transport policies for the city-region, including consultation which underpinned the recent decision to bring Greater Manchester’s buses back under local control, a key tenant of the Mayor’s clear commitment to develop the Bee Network – Greater Manchester’s and the Mayor’s ambitions for an integrated transport system.

Katie Chesworth Technical Specialist - Transport Planning - Mott MacDonald

Katie Chesworth is a technical specialist in transport planning, and Mott MacDonald’s Transport Sustainability Leader in the UK & Europe. A champion for sustainability, she enables and educates her colleagues to deliver more sustainable projects and prospects, building networks, providing tools, and connecting change-makers. Katie has nearly 12 years’ experience in transport planning and her career has spanned the public sector and private sector, in both London and in the North-West. Katie has a long track record of case-making for sustainable transport schemes, and she is currently leading projects to deliver sustainable EV infrastructure, decarbonise the rail industry, and deliver sustainable station development.

Adrian Fielden-Gray COO - Iduna

Adrian is responsible for the growth and ongoing operations of the ‘Be.EV’ network, currently the largest network of public EV chargers in Greater Manchester and expanding across the North of England. Adrian cover’s the full life cycle from design though to installation, ongoing operations and asset management with additional focus on key stakeholder management, customer journey, membership engagement, data insights and UX.

Mike Taylor Customer Engagement Manager / Electricity Distribution Network Owner / Operator - Electricity North West Ltd

Mike has worked with electricity networks for over 35 years and has loved every minute. As head of customer engagement for the DSO directorate Mike is responsible for making sure our customers have all the support and advice they need to adopt low carbon technologies. Mike is passionate about clean green energy and new technology and believes it’s an exciting time to be in our industry as we all work towards the transition away from fossil fuels.

Interested In The Event?

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