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.


Laura Shoaf
Chair of Urban Transport Group and Chief Executive, West Midlands Combined Authority
Tobyn Hughes
Managing Director, Transport North East and Director General of Nexus
Ben Still
Managing Director, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Stephen Edwards
Executive Director, South Yorkshire PTE
Eamonn Boylan
Chief Executive, GMCA and TfGM
Richard McGuckin
Executive Director, Place


Jonathan Bray
Rebecca Fuller
Assistant Director
Technical Manager
Policy and Research Advisor
James Kershaw
Media and Communications Manager
Saila Acton
PA and Office Manager