The Department for Transport is at the heart of the Government’s growth agenda. We sponsor key infrastructure programmes to support economic growth and meet future transport needs, as well as supporting vital transport services for businesses and consumers. The Department works domestically and internationally on key policy areas ranging from major projects such as High Speed Rail and Cross-Rail to understanding and providing for future transport demand across different travel choices. The Department is working to ensure our transport systems are efficient and effective, keeping them safe and secure, and reducing greenhouse gases and other environmental impacts.


Dr Nick Bisson

Director for Rail Infrastructure- Midlands, North and Integrated Rail Plan

Richard Bruce

Director of Transport Decarbonisation

Paul Davison

Head of National Security Strategy & Projects, National Security Division

Alison Franks

Head of Accessibilty and Inclusive Travel

Rupert Furness

Deputy Director, Highways, Active Travel and Strategy

Dr Nick Jones

Head of City Regions and Placemaking

Dame Bernadette Kelly

Permanent Secretary

Jessica Matthew

Co-Director, Local Transport

Louise Morgan

Strategy Director

John Parkinson

Director, International

Giorgio Parolini

Head of Advanced Fuels

Graham Pendlebury

Former Director, Local Transport

Pauline Reeves

Head of Road User Licensing , Insurance and Safety

Amanda Rowlatt

Chief Analyst

Jo Shanmugalingam

Second Permanent Secretary

Professor Sarah Sharples

Chief Scientific Adviser

Professor Roderick Smith

Former Chief Scientific Adviser