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What impact will the planned rail investment programme have on Yorkshire?

Wednesday, 21st September 2011 @ 1600hrs - 1900hrs

Aspire, Leeds, United Kingdom

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Norman Baker MP – Minister for Transport

Norman Baker has been MP for Lewes since 1997 and has established a reputation as one of the most dogged and persistent parliamentary interrogators the modern House of Commons has known.

In May 2010 Norman was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport by the new government of David Cameron and Nick Clegg. His responsibilities include Regional and Local Transport, Buses and Taxis – including concessionary fares, Walking and Cycling, Accessibility and Equalities, Alternatives to travel.

Graham Botham – Network Rail project Sponsor for the Northern Hub

Graham Botham has been involved in developing the Northern Hub project since its inception. He worked with industry stakeholders including, northern passenger train executives, train and freight operators and the Department for Transport to produce the Northern Hub strategy in February 2010, and as programme sponsor has overall responsibility for planning the project.

Neil McLean – Chairman of the Leeds City Region LEP

Neil is Chair of the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, the largest LEP outside of London. Neil  recently retired as the Managing Partner of DLA Piper’s office in Leeds. He is currently a director of the Leeds York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and is Chairman of the Board of Governor.

Martin Farrington – Director of City Development for Leeds City Council

Martin Farrington has workedin Local Government for more than 20 years focusing on the development and leisure sectors. He has recently been appointed as the Director for City Development following the retirement of Jean Dent at the end of July 2010.


David Brown – Director General South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive

David Brown was appointed as Director General of SYPTE in April 2008.  Prior to this he held the position of
Passenger Services Director since April 2002. Over the last 2 years David has worked as part of the PTE
Group on developing the Local Transport Act, in particular, the provisions relating to the delivery of bus services and the governance in Integrated Transport Authority areas. Prior to joining the PTE in September 2000, David’s career was predominantly based in the rail industry with 15 years’ experience in commercial, operational and business management positions, predominantly in regional railways businesses in the East Midlands
and the North West. David has a degree in geography, is a member of the Instituteof Directors and has obtained a diploma in
Company Direction from the IOD.

What impact will the planned rail investment programme have on Yorkshire? | Details


Wednesday, 21st September 2011
1600hrs - 1900hrs


Aspire, Leeds
United Kingdom


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