Dr Susan Sharland was appointed Chief Executive of TRL and its parent company the Transport Research Foundation (TRF) in October 2001. Susan has over 20 years experience working in scientific research and consultancy and leading businesses to achieve international growth. Susan was formerly Managing Director of an international organisation specialising in software development. Susan has clearly set the vision for TRL to "create the future of transport" and continues to lead TRL passionately to achieve future business growth.
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 is General Manager 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 operational delivery, organic growth and rail expansion. He is a Chartered Director and Fellow of the IoD.
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 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.
Tracy leads TRL's Safety Division covering research and consultancy services in road safety, vehicle safety and accident investigation and reconstruction. Tracy has more than 15 years experience of leading research teams, both as a researcher and as a manager. Prior to taking on her current role, Tracy led TRL's programme of research into accessible transport.
Director, Product Testing
The Product Testing Division encapsulates TRL's long history of research in a commercial state-of-the art testing environment with key focuses of product development, homologation and certification. Steve's 25 years experience of leading re-engineering and change projects across global organisations provides a basis for our flexible customer approach and International reach.
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.