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 Sean Ford at [email protected]

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Lisa Thomas

Title: South West of England (& Wales) Regional Representative

Email[email protected]

Lisa Thomas is a Transport Planner at Mott MacDonald with 4 years' experience and is based in Bristol. Lisa supports with the development of business cases, transport strategies and active travel proposals for a range of public and private sector clients.

Lisa has worked on Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) and has attended site visits to audit proposals. She has also obtained stakeholder engagement experience and incorporated GIS into various projects. With a keen interest in sustainability, Lisa hopes to bring together Act Travelwise members from across the South-West and Wales to promote and innovate green transport solutions.

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Anna Newey

Title: Midlands Regional Representative

Email[email protected]

Anna Newey is a Transport Planner at Mott MacDonald with nearly 7 years’ experience. She has a keen interest in sustainable travel, travel behaviours and triggers to behaviour change. She has worked with both public and private sectors and plays a voluntary role in encouraging active travel both within Mott MacDonald and in the local business community. At work, Anna has produced strategic business cases for walking and cycling plans as well designing infrastructure to encourage active travel. She has also a lot of experience in public engagement, consultation and monitoring of different schemes.

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Stephanie Norris

Title: Midlands Regional Representative

Email : [email protected]

Stephanie Norris is an Associate at ITP’s Nottingham office, with 10 years’ experience developing and delivering behavioural change programmes for public and private sector clients to encourage sustainable transport use. She has a unique blend of transport planning and marketing experience. With a Diploma in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Stephanie has a sound understanding of strategic marketing theory and the practical application of this to develop, implement and monitor successful behavioural change campaigns. She has worked alongside client teams and project stakeholders to develop campaigns to engage with residents, businesses, employees and jobseekers to encourage them to use sustainable transport options. Outside work you’ll find her cycling, running, or in the pool preparing for her next triathlon.

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Katie Daniels

Title: North West Regional Representative

Email : [email protected]

Katie Daniels is a Transport Planner at Mott MacDonald based in Liverpool, with nearly 5 years experience developing transport strategies, business cases and travel plans for a range of public and private sector clients. Katie has a strong interest in sustainability and understands the importance of active modes and behavior change in achieving local, regional and national policy objectives and Net Zero Carbon targets. She has worked on a number of Travel Planning projects developing robust strategies to monitor the effectiveness of measures aimed at encouraging the use of more sustainable travel. Katie has also undertaken a range of public consultation and stakeholder engagement exercises in the context of active travel proposals gaining an appreciation of the wide and diverse range of needs.

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César García Torres

Title: Scotland Regional Representative

Email[email protected]

The new Act TravelWise Regional Representative for Scotland - CÉSAR GARCÍA TORRES of Anturas Consulting

César is keen to work with the Scotland membership to understand what region event contact they would like to see and present in 2021.

César has dedicated over 5 years of his career to sustainable infrastructure development. Most recently he has been advising the City of Edinburgh Council in their Active Travel Investment Programme as lead of the programme management office. He is also advising in a joint commission with Jacobs to take forward the West Edinburgh Transport Improvements Programme.

Professionally, he has a strong interest in understanding how policy making and governance around active travel are aligned with the ambitious targets cities in the UK are adopting. 

On a more personal note, César loves exploring Edinburgh on his e-bike and he keeps discovering captivating new spots. He is originally from the Spanish hometown of Toledo,  a 25-minute train ride South of Madrid.                          Contact César regarding membership and future events in Scotland.