The CPIER concluded that a package of infrastructure measures to alleviate the growing pains of Cambridge should be considered the number one priority for the region. The Transport Group works to address that priority through:
- Promoting modal shift – recently launched a major survey on priorities for cycling infrastructure investment in the city region.
- Market town connectivity - exploring the transport links between Cambridge and surrounding market towns.
- CAM Metro- Cambridge Ahead has provided expert independent advice into the CAM Metro Programme via the work of the Technical Advisory Committee and Funding Advisory Committee.
Transport Project Group Chair: Dr David Braben, CEO, Frontier Developments
David Braben, OBE FR Eng, has been a software engineer for 37 years, beginning when he co-wrote the best-selling computer game “Elite” while still at Cambridge University. He founded Frontier Developments plc in January 1994, a 425 person company based on the Science Park in Cambridge, which floated in 2013 (AIM:FDEV). Frontier is famous for many successful games, most recently “Elite: Dangerous” (2014), “Planet Coaster” (2016), and “Jurassic World Evolution” (2018).
David is one of six founders of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a charity that sells small educational computers worldwide for as little as £4, and a VP of Special Effect, a charity that supports disabled people playing games. He supports start-ups through his membership of Cambridge Angels. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012, a Fellowship of BAFTA in 2015 (one of only 97, since the first was given to Alfred Hitchcock in 1971), honorary doctorates from Abertay University, the Open University, and York University, and an OBE in 2014.
Project Group Members
- AstraZeneca*: Steven Boni, Travel Manager
- Aviva Investors*: Jonathan Bayfield, Head of UK Research
- Aveva*: Nicola Wright, Global Workplace and Facilities Manager
- Barclays*: Duncan McCunn, Corporate Director
- Birketts*: Abigail Trencher, Partner
- Brookgate*: Sven Topel, Chairman
- Cambridge Ahead Honorary Vice-Chair*: Professor Peter Landshoff, Fellow of Christ’s College and Professor Emeritus University of Cambridge
- Cambridge Consultants*: Heidi Pinkney, Lead Consultant, Technology Strategy
- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority: Tim Bellamy, Strategy and Policy Transport Manager
- Carter Jonas*: Richard Seamark, Partner, Planning and Development
- CUH Addenbrookes*: Rachel Northfield, Head of Quality and Safety Governance
- First Base*: Joel Colthart, Project Manager
- Greater Cambridge Partnership: Peter Blake, Transport Director
- Hill*: Chloe Houston, Development Manager
- The Jockey Club*: William Gittus, Group Property Director
- MAG Stansted Airport*: Joe Chapman, Head of Public Affairs
- Marshall of Cambridge*: Christopher Walkinshaw, Group Corporate Communications Director
- Mick George*: Joe Gossage, Logistics and Compliance Director
- Mott MacDonald*: Charlene Rohr, Technical Director
- The Perse School*: Alison Shakespeare, Bursar
- Rapleys*: Daniel Cook, Partner / Stuart Harris, Head of Cambridge Office / Geoffrey Sayer, Partner
- Smithson Hill: Emma Fletcher, Managing Director
- Stagecoach: Darren Roe, Managing Director
- University of Cambridge*: Jess Cunningham, Transport Coordinator
- U+I plc* / TOWN: Mike Bodkin, Head of Planning
- Urban & Civic*: Caroline Foster, Senior Development Manager
- Whippet: Roger Birch, General Manager and David Sibley, Financial Controller
* Member/Member organisation
- Jane Paterson-Todd, CEO
- Dan Thorp, Director of Policy and Programmes
- Lawrence Morris, Manager of Policy and Programmes