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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

This National Cargo Bike Summit brings together all players in the cargo bike ecosystem to showcase cargo bike benefits to the public and private sector, including:

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Irene McAleese

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, See.Sense

Irene McAleese is Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at See.Sense, an award-winning cycling technology and data company, on a mission to make cycling better.  See.Sense is a Winner of Landor’s Transtech Award for Safety & Security Improvement and Digital Catapult’s Platinum Award.  Irene is also a Member of the UK Bicycle Association’s Diversity in Cycling Advisory Board, and an Ambassador to the Women in Cycling network.

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Matthew Whittaker

Director, Keert Ltd

 

Matthew's background is in Composite Manufacturing Engineering and Offshore Wind Energy Product Development - he describes himself as an accidental ultra-low emissions courier.

 

Keert moves things from A to B for the local Isle of Wight community. We use a fleet of high capacity electric cargo bikes and micro-hubs setup in key locations on the island so we can offer flexible, cost effective and green delivery service.

 

Oh, the name? Why “Keert”? It’s the Isle of Wight dialect word for “to carry anything in a cart or waggon; to cart” according to the 1886 Isle of Wight dialect dictionary. We’ll keert whatever you need!

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Sergeant Mike Daly

Metropolitan Police's Cycle Safety Team

Biography to follow

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Samantha Tharme

Head of Strategic Transport, City of London

Biography to follow

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Edie Gill-Holder

Creative Producer, Glimpse

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Neil Webster

Director, Remit Consulting

Neil is a Director at Remit Consulting. He focuses on real estate and active travel strategies for large organisations - public and private. He is currently assisting corporates, health Trusts and local authorities on their estate transformation programmes.

How real estate and the workplace interfaces with active travel has been an interest of Neil’s for over a decade. He authored the original (2017) and more recent (2022) The Market Cycles reports for the British Council for Offices (BCO), leads tours of workplace cycling facilities (ReTour) and was a Trustee of London Cycling Campaign from 2017 to 2020. More recently he led a team reviewing the cycling facilities of over 700 buildings.

Not surprisingly he may be found on a bike from time to time!

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Chris Dixon

Chief Cycling Officer, Pedal Me

Biography to follow

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Anthony Lau

Founder and Design Director, Cyclehoop

Inspired by the theft of his bike, architect Anthony Lau designed the Cyclehoop in 2006, winning the 'Reinventing the Bike Shed' design competition. Since then, he has been at the forefront of designing and implementing cycle parking solutions with the company’s products now found on streets around the world. 

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Lawrence Penn

Future Mobility Consultant, WSP

Biography to follow

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Jack Skillen

Placeshaping Director, Team London Bridge

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Tom Parr

Co-Organiser, International Cargo Bike Festival

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Robin Haycock

Chief Technology Officer, Fernhay Partners

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Graeme Sherriff

Co-Director / Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit, University of Salford

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Andrew Brown

Bicycle Association

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Simon Hayman

Regional Director, Bouygues Energies & Services

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Paul Hargreaves

Director, 
Lipton Rogers Developments

Paul is responsible for managing the design, construction, and delivery of Lipton Rogers projects. Previously a Development Director at Stanhope PLC, he worked on multi-award winning projects such as Chiswick Park, One Hanover Street, Air W1, One Coleman Street, 70 Mark Lane, and 8-10 Moorgate. He also led the delivery of the RIBA Stirling prize-winning Bloomberg headquarters building. He began his development career at Schal International Management working on developments such as Imperial College’s Biomedical Science building, the redevelopment of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, and Nokia’s headquarters in Farnborough. Paul is also a non-executive director at Drum, a development company working to redefine temporary housing solutions for London’s homeless.

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Sara Aziz

Project Manager, New Transport Modes,
West of England Combined Authority

Sara is the New Transport Modes project manager at the West of England Combined Authority. She has over 6 years’ experience in sustainable transport in both the public and higher education sectors. She is currently managing a number of trials as part of the Future Transport Zone, including the Urban Freight project which is looking to trial e-cargo bikes across a range of different use cases.

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Richard Armitage

Director, Manchester Bikes

 

Richard Armitage BSc FCILT is a director-investor at Manchester Bikes, cargo bike and bike trailer specialists.

He was executive director of the European Cycle Logistics Federation (2014-2022). ECLF was a partner in the EU funded €4m CityChangerCargoBike project (2018-22). Richard was the founding chair of the Cargo Bikes and Cycle Logistics Experts' Group (2019-21), at Cycling Industries Europe.

Richard chairs West Yorkshire Ticketing Co. Ltd. which runs MCard, the regional ‘Oyster’ bus and rail ticketing system. He was chair of The TAS Partnership, public transport specialists based in Preston (2012-17), and founding CEO of the Community Transport Association UK (1984-89). 

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John Oosthuizen

Strategy Planner, Freight, Transport for London

Biography to follow

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Eva Neitzert

Director, Just Economics

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Michael Barratt

Construction Advisory & Innovations Manager, Transport for London

Biography to follow

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David Elvy

Head of Future of Freight Strategy, Department for Transport

Biography to follow

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Peter Eland

Technical and Policy Director,
Bicycle Association

Peter Eland is the BA's Technical & Policy Director, working to support member companies on matters ranging from product safety to international trade, and liaising with Government to represent industry interests. Peter also works more widely to support the BA's industry advocacy programme. 

Peter participates in cycle product safety standards development at BSI, CEN and ISO, including pwork on the upcoming EN 17860 standard for 'carrier cycles'  (cargo cycles).  

With a background in mechanical engineering, Peter spent almost two decades in cycle magazine publishing, featuring coverage of cargo bikes long before they went mainstream, before joining the BA. He has been leading the technical and regulatory work of the Bicycle Association since 2015.

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Oli Ivens

Head of Consulting, MP Smarter Travel

Oli is currently the Head of Consulting at MP Smarter Travel, steering communities to freedom from car dependency. 

Oli is a specialist in cargo bike promotion, school travel plan management and delivering educational school workshops on road safety and air quality.

 

In the world of cargo bikes, MP Smarter Travel delivers the award-winning Bikes for Business project in central London, with wider project experience across London boroughs and the entirety of Brighton & Hove. MP Smarter Travel are taking cargo bikes mainstream!

MP Smarter Travel – LinkedIn

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Johann Beckford

Policy Advisor, Green Alliance

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MJ Somerville

Producer, XYZ Cargo Cycles

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Keith Fisken

Programmes Manager, SEStran

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Cllr Hina Bokhari

Lib Dem London Assembly Member, Greater London Assembly

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Fiona Coull

Programme Manager, Cross River Partnership

Fiona is a Programme Manager at Cross River Partnership (CRP); a public-private, not-for-profit partnership, that has been delivering positive change for London’s residents, businesses and visitors for 27 years. CRP delivers a range of projects, all of which aim to improve air quality and make London a nicer place to live. Fiona manages CRP’s Clean Air Logistics for London Programme (CALL), that aims to move more freight into London via river, reducing both congestion and pollution at the same time.

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James Holloway

Head of Training and Development, Pedal Me

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Jeyda Heselton

Co-Founder, Fettle

Fettle is a start-up in the cycling industry which kickstarted life in the heart of London. Founded by London-based entrepreneur Jeyda Heselton, who was pivotal

in building the product offering at JustPark, Fettle promised to revolutionise the way cyclists repair their bikes. Fettle’s network of conveniently located workshops are supported by a home or office collect & return service and underpinned by smart tech and expert mechanics. They aim to ensure the UK has the right service infrastructure to support the shift towards green travel.

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Rob King

Co-founder,
Zedify and Outspoken

Rob is the co-founder and CEO of Zedify, a zero emission last mile delivery provider.

 

Zedify operates from 10 UK hubs on the edge of cities, consolidates deliveries and uses a fleet of electric cargo bikes for the first and last mile to reduce congestion, improve air quality and provide businesses with the flexible and reliable deliveries they need. 

 

Rob is also the founder of cycling businesses Outspoken Cycles and Outspoken Training.

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Emily Harrup

Transport and Sustainability Project Lead,
Colchester City Council 

Emily is a Transport and Sustainability Project Lead at Colchester City Council focusing on travel behaviour change projects.

Her work on sustainable travel started in 2004 with a focus on supporting businesses to develop and implement work place travel plans. For the past 6 years she has been delivering wider sustainable travel projects to meet Colchester’s strategic and climate change objectives.

Emily’s work with cargo bikes started in 2020 following a successful bid to the Energy Savings Trust. Since then Colchester’s ecargo bike journey has evolved with a number of different projects aiming to make cargo bikes part of every day life for residents and businesses.

Speaker Biographies

‘We will support and encourage modal shift of freight from road to more sustainable alternatives, such as rail, cargo bike and inland waterways’

From DecarbonisingTransport, A Better, Greener Britain, published in 2021 by the DfT

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