Director of Network Resilience, Transport for West Midlands
Anne Shaw has over 27 years working in local government in the UK. She is currently the Director of Network Resilience at Transport for West Midlands, the strategic transport advisor to the West Midlands Combined Authority. As a senior leader, Anne is experienced in developing transport policy, managing major transport capital investment projects, securing funding and coordination of the delivery of multi-agency programmes of work.
In her current role, Anne is responsible for coordinating the delivery programmes of HS2, Highways England and local authorities to minimise travel disruption. Her focus is on developing and delivering transport projects which support and grow the West Midlands economy by improving connectivity within the region and beyond, taking into account projected increases in infrastructure investment, passenger numbers and freight; ensuring growth can be achieved.
The session will provide an insight into the SME pilot which aims to create meaningful opportunities for SMEs to work with key clients and tier 1 contractors to increase SME engagement, provide greater opportunities for SMEs and ultimately lead to new products and services that can be exported. The workstream is currently in the mobilisation phase so the session will provide an opportunity for companies to find out how they can get involved or be kept up to date on progress.
Elaine became Rail Forum General Manager at the beginning of 2016 having joined us from the National Skills Academy for Rail. She took up the new position of CEO in March 2019.
A Chartered Engineer, Elaine spent a number of years in the chemical industry before joining the power sector. She then spent 20 years in training and skills including as Managing Director of Empower Training Services a leading provider to the power sector growing the business from £1m to £7m turnover. Elaine leads the RFM team and is responsible for our strategy and delivery of the rail sector deal initiatives.
12.50 - 13.20
A discussion on the work being undertaken by Midlands Connect; to ensure long term growth along key corridors within our region is not constrained by a lack of transport infrastructure. Focusing on key projects such as the A46 and the A5, and our Rail Hub we will show how we are driving forward both the economic and strategic argument for investment.
Midlands Connect is the Sub-national Transport Body for the Midlands Region and has developed a long term transport strategy which identify the region’s priorities. Working with our partners we want long term continued transport investment in our area, to ensure regional growth, national success and to boost the work of the Midlands Engine.