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Stephen is a non-executive director of the board. Stephen has been appointed by the Transport Secretary as ORR’s Chair from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017.
Stephen is Emeritus Professor of Transport and Infrastructure at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London where he has also been director of the Railway and Transport Strategy Centre which facilitates international public transport benchmarking. He has recently retired as Director of the RAC Foundation, a research body with a special interest in roads and the road user.
Stephen was educated as an economist, and is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has been an advisor to many transport-related organisations and committees, including the former rail regulator. He has served as a member of a number of high-level transport boards including the board of Transport for London and advised government and the Transport Select Committee.
Stephen has written on a wide range of transport subjects including roads, railways and the London Underground, as well as regulation in the telecommunications, water and gas industries.
Stephen chairs the Highways Committee and is a member of the audit and risk committee.