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Brian Wadsworth. BA (Hons),; Fellow, Royal Institute of Navigation; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport
Brian Wadsworth Associates
211 Ashley Gardens, Emery Hill Street, London SW1P 1PA
Tel: +44 (0)7788 917138; +44 (0)20 7630 6066/ Mobile: 07788 917138
Email Brian Wadsworth
Website: http://wadsworth.brian@btinternet.com
Brian Wadsworth Director, Road Ahead Group, campaigning for reform of motoring taxes, funding and governance for roads. Strategic level advisor to major clients in the road and rail transport, shipping and public service sectors (including Lockheed Martin, Virgin, Mouchel, ATOS, CH2M Hill and others).

Formerly Director, Strategic Roads, Planning and National Networks, UK Department for Transport (DfT) (2007,2008); Director, Logistics and Maritime Transport, DfT, 1997-2007; Director, Finance, DfT (2005-2007). Chairman, European Maritime Safety Agency (Lisbon), 2003-2009. Chairman, International Consultative Shipping Group, 1999-2007.

Services Provided

  • Public policy influencing and agenda-setting across transport sectors (UK/EU/international). I specialise in assisting clients to develop policy and strategy solutions which work at the political level, not just at a technological, legal and financial level.
  • Advice on public procurements and tender submissions, particularly in the transport field.
  • Advice and influencing in relation to out-sourcing and privatisation of public services.
  • Advice on governance and business model transformation across the public-private interface.
  • Advice, support and influencing in connection with transport legal and regulatory issues at UK or EU level.

Selected Achievements

  • As Director of the Road Ahead Group I have contributed ideas and motivation to extensive reform of strategic roads policy in Britain, including maintenance, capital investment, future funding and governance. The Road Ahead Group continues to campaign for a truly independent funding arrangement for the strategic road network which will enable direct private investment without scoring as public borrowing, in line with other UK infrastructure sectors.
  • Devised a practical and highly cost-effective approach for direct funding of UK strategic road network ("Moving On: Fairer Motoring Taxes and Investment for Growth and Jobs", published by the RAC Foundation, October 2011)
  • Advised on successful public procurement tenders for the High Speed 2 Development Partner role (2011) and Crossrail Development Partner (2009)
  • Established a comprehensive investment programme using advanced traffic management systems to expand the peak capacity of key motorway corridors as the foundation of current Government investment policy and planning (2008)
  • As Chairman of the Board of the European Maritime Safety Agency I worked closely with other EU Member State Board Members, the European Commission and the Agency's Executive Director, to facilitate its development from inception in 2003 into a successful, well-focussed and effective player in EU maritime sector governance.
  • Led the business transformation of the GB lorry and bus licensing and regulatory organisation into a leading edge, technology-enabled business, offering major advances in customer service, substantial efficiency savings and winning six awards for e-Government.
  • Modernised road freight regulation and introduced the first international security regime for hazardous cargoes.
  • Pioneered rail freight liberalisation in Britain ("open access"), setting the policy model later adopted by the European Commission, and led the successful privatisation of British Rail's freight businesses. Extensive privatisation experience includes British Airways and National Bus Co. and advisory role for the World Bank.
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