On many projects John is joined by other senior associates who also have over 20 years’ experience each, covering a range of areas of transport expertise. On such projects we work as a collaborative collective, with our respective backgrounds complementing our work and adding maturity, diverse experience, and a broad range of skills for Austin Analytics’ clients.
Neil is a specialist in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), with his mix of experience and expertise in this field running right across the life cycle from ‘blue sky’ research through design and testing to implementation and long term operation. Whilst his technical depth is in systems engineering, at a broader level he has much experience in contract preparation and negotiation, policy and strategy analysis and project and financial management including private finance initiative (PfI) projects. Before establishing his independent consultancy practice, more than 15 years ago, he had a variety of positions including Chief Executive of an ITS supplier.
Neil is a frequent author and conference-speaker and is also a Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London, supporting both teaching and research activities at the Centre for Transport Studies there.
Ann is an international specialist on the transport needs of disabled and older people, advising public, commercial and professional bodies on policy solutions to meet mobility needs in all transport modes, and in the pedestrian environment. She has led Europe-wide projects for the European Commission and the European Science Foundation and is currently working with the United Nations and the International Transport Forum on the mobility implications of a global ageing population. Ann is currently a member of the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Transport Advisory Group.
Until 2006 Ann headed the Mobility & Inclusion Unit in the UK Government Department for Transport where she delivered a major programme of research, legislation and policy to promote the mobility of disabled and older people in all public transport modes including aviation. Ann is a Visiting Professor at University College London, and is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and is an honorary Transport Planning Professional.
See Ann's LinkedIn profile at https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ann-frye-3267653
Peter is a long-standing freelance transport consultant with a particular interest in the development of passenger information systems and their equally important role in the control and management of public transport systems. Alongside this, Peter has a strong understanding of the way that the development of information systems and services impacts that of transport strategies and patronage.
Besides many assignments in the UK, Peter's projects have included work in the USA, New Zealand, South Africa and various countries in mainland Europe. Peter also worked for three years as Chief Executive of the London Riverbus Partnership. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and a Chartered Civil Engineer.
See Peter's LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-warman-8a184718/
Andrew is a policy specialist who frequently works on cross-sector projects, but who has a specialist interest in transport and also in the consumer's perspective. He is a skilled researcher and evaluator, an experienced policy advisor, and an articulate and persuasive advocate.
An initial period working in urban planning was followed by a number of years in the advertising and marketing industries. Andrew then undertook research at the University of Cambridge, using marketing techniques to measure transport quality, before commencing a career working in policy and strategy development, including for government agencies and the NHS. He is a Member of the Disabled Persons’ Transport Advisory Committee (a Statutory body) and the chair of both its Rail sub-committee and its Ticketing, Buy, Book and Travel sub-committee.
Martin is a renowned transport economist specialising in public transport. He has over 40 year's national and international experience in the public and private sectors in road, rail and water transport management, operations, planning, research and consultancy. These include independent assignments as well as working with both large and small consultancies, universities, business associations, governmental and European institutions and the World Bank.
He is a member of the Transport Economics Commission of the International Union of Public Transport (UITP), and an Associate Member of the Institute of Railway Studies at York University and the National Railway Museum.
Keith is an experienced project manager in public transport and brings a strongly commercial and analytical approach to his work. He has been employed by large consultancies – working on multimodal and single-mode development and infrastructure schemes, and seconded into local authorities – and by bus and train operators. He has been involved in planning and appraisal of transport services, technology, and infrastructure projects. Much of his work has also involved developing partner relationships with local authorities and service operators, and the marketing of new services.
A substantial part of his work is the planning of public transport schemes for new developments. This involves investigation of local land development and transport policies, collaborative working with bus operators to identify market and service opportunities, and commercial appraisal to determine funding requirements.