About the Regional Representatives
Act TravelWise has several Regional Representatives across the UK, who co-ordinate local events and activities for members. They are the face of Act TravelWise within their region and the first point of contact for members. A regional representative will typically organise and facilitate meetings and events to promote Act TravelWise and its aims. If you are interested in becoming a regional representative or have further questions, please contact Randall Ghent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title: East of England Regional Representative
Dawn began her career in 1981, with Bucks County Council managing social services transport. This led to a role in Milton Keynes Council as a Community Transport Officer, providing alternative forms of public transport for people with disabilities and elderly people. After two years, Dawn returned to the public sector in Norfolk as a Community Partnership Officer working with rural communities to develop and deliver local transport solutions including bus services, volunteer car schemes etc.
In 2001, Dawn joined the University of East Anglia as the Transport Co-ordinator tasked with developing and delivering a Sustainable Travel Plan for the main campus. The Plan has been recognised with a number of awards and Dawn was awarded Act TravelWise Travel Planner of the Year in 2011.
Title: South East Regional Chair
"I have always given 100% to whatever I get involved in, thought travel planning would be easy! Spent a time as a trainee civil engineer, then in 1998...Bang! I realised that giving “travel choices” was one of the answers to massive road building projects... Reduce the demand for roads instead! So, I introduced a very successful travel plan in Buckinghamshire, reduced single vehicle occupancy for over 12,000 employees by 26%, won numerous National Travel Awards, the rest is history."
"I enjoy my role as Chair” of Act TravelWise South Eastern Region so much and we have a large group of dedicated professionals who continue to amaze with their achievements and our meetings are fun and very informative. COME and JOIN US and see for yourself. Keep the Faith... it does make sense!"
Title: South West Regional Representative
Although my career started in communications, PR and media, I have found my niche in transport related behaviour change initiatives. I began working on Travelwise initiatives for Nottingham City Council in 1999. I also sat on the board of the Association of Commuter Transport (ACT) during its merger with the National Travelwise Association.
I am currently the Travel Plan Officer for Swindon Borough Council where I assess workplace, residential and mixed use travel plans that are submitted by developers. I am also now responsible for project managing the roll out of the personalised travel planning element of Swindon's LSTF project.
Title: South East Regional Secretary
Andy joined West Sussex County Council's Transport Monitoring and Information Team as an Environmental Technician in 1999 before becoming the team’s Transport Analyst in 2001. In these roles Andy gained experience in various traffic, travel and air quality monitoring techniques. Andy has been the Council’s Senior Professional Advisor – TravelWise since 2002 providing comments and advice on workplace and residential development Travel Plans. He also leads on sustainable travel promotion. During his time at WSCC the Council's Staff Travel Plan has won a number of awards including a National Transport Award in 2008. Andy also became South East regional secretary that year.
Title: West Midlands Regional Representative
Building on earlier Marketing & PR experience at the NHS Confederation (membership body for the NHS), Alison has over 12 years experience in developing and delivering successful Smarter Choices behavioural change programmes with partners across the West Midlands.
Her work has included: leading on the bid development and implementation of all Smarter Choices aspects of the West Midlands Smart Network, active travel initiatives to support door-to-door journeys, integrated approaches to changing urban travel behaviour and Employer Travel Plans with over 700 employers with Company TravelWise, covering 400,000 employees.