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Rob Wallis is Chief Executive of TRL and its parent company, the Transport Research Foundation (TRF). Rob has over 30 years of ICT and professional / business services leadership experience, working across private, public and non-profit sectors in the UK and internationally. Industry specialisations include transport, logistics, supply chain and automotive sectors. Before joining TRL in 2013, Rob was with BSI (British Standards Institution) as Managing Director, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), an international division serving clients in over 70 countries. Prior to BSI, he held managing director and senior director roles leading transport-focused businesses at EDS, LogicaCMG and Hedra, having begun his career at the CAA.

Tim Andrews
Finance Director

Tim is the Finance Director of TRL and has 25 years experience working in medium-sized enterprises, mainly in Senior Finance Roles. Before taking on his present role, Tim led TRL's Transportation and Product Testing Divisions. He is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant and the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation.


Ian Graham
Commercial Director

Ian is Commercial Director for TRL and a Director of TRL and TRF. Ian has over 30 years’ experience leading and working in businesses, primarily technical consultancies, across a range of high hazard/high business impact market sectors including road, rail and aviation. Ian is responsible for TRL's strategic and operational growth which includes international and rail expansion. He is a Chartered Director and Fellow of the IoD.


Tim Strong
Director, Transportation

Tim is responsible for TRL's Transportation Division, delivering innovative services and solutions to clients in software development (products and consultancy), urban and inter-urban network performance, human factors, driving simulators, simulation and modelling and Intelligent Transport Systems consultancy. Tim has over 10 years experience in delivering transportation projects and programmes of work.


Bob Collis
Director, Infrastructure

Bob has over 30 years experience in the appraisal, development and design of highway, airfield and public transport schemes. Bob is responsible for TRL's Infrastructure and Environment Division, serving UK and international customers in infrastructure design, asset management, environmental assessment and sustainability. He's also responsible for TRL offices in Scotland and Wales.


Neil Paulley
Director, TRL Academy

Neil has 35 years experience in transport planning and has worked extensively in the area of transport policy and demand forecasting. As Director of the TRL Academy, Neil has responsibility for science and engineering activities and their strategic development at TRL, for formulating and ensuring delivery of long-term research programmes and for ensuring technical quality across the company.




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