Our Directors and staff

Our strategy and policy is determined by the Board of the Urban Transport Group which is made up of seven Directors - one from each of our seven full members.

The policies and programmes agreed by the Board are delivered by a small team based in Leeds who act as a central point of contact.


Tobyn Hughes
Chair of Urban Transport Group and Managing Director, Nexus
Frank Rogers
Chief Executive, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, and Director General of Merseytravel
Stephen Edwards
Executive Director, South Yorkshire PTE
Ben Still
Managing Director, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Vernon Everitt
Managing Director, Customers, Communication and Technology - Transport for London
Laura Shoaf
Managing Director, Transport for West Midlands


Jonathan Bray
Rebecca Fuller
Assistant Director
Researcher (Analysis)
Researcher (Policy)
James Kershaw
Media and Communications Manager
Saila Acton
PA and Office Manager