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Assistant Director for Transportation and Connectivity, Birmingham City Council
Anne Shaw originally from Liverpool, has lived, studied and worked in a number of cities including Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne. She studied a combined sciences degree in Environmental Studies in Manchester. Her first job in transport was to undertake surveys and analysis on Newcastle’s metro system before moving to Birmingham in 1991 where she started employment with the City Council dealing with highway statutory processes and supporting development. Whilst working for Birmingham she has undertaken further qualifications in Highways and Traffic Management as well as management and leadership further studies and is a fellow of the Institution of Highways and Transportation. Her work in Birmingham has involved supporting development and delivering highway changes, the most recent being the transport lead for the Enterprise Zone and leading a multi-agency team to develop a finance package and programme of works for a further extension to metro and associated highway works. Other involvements have included developing proposals with local business improvement districts, Network Rail and other partners for improvements to Snow Hill Station including potential development and is currently working up a business case with relevant partners. Anne has progressed her career in Birmingham and now manages the Transportation Services with responsibility for dealing with the development of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (Birmingham Connected), coordinating on HS2 and improving walking and cycling as key modes of travel as well as delivering the City Council’s transport Capital Programme and supporting emerging new governance and finance arrangements with Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP in relation to transport.