Our keynote speakers the day will be:
David O'Connor, Head of Environment & Planning (Assistant Head of School), School of Transport Engineering Environment & Planning, TU Dublin
David is Assistant Head of School at TU Dublin Environment and Planning. He is co-chairperson of the MSc Transport & Mobility, a new multi-disciplinary programme in transport planning established in 2019. David has over twenty five years professional experience in transport planning, logistics and urban planning. David has project-lead experience on a broad range of innovative transport strategies in both the public and private sector. He has worked internationally in the transport planning and logistics sectors. David has carried out extensive research in sustainable transport and mobility planning. Current interests include walkability, public transport level-of-service, urban greenways and transport governance.
David O'Connor will join Neil Menzies & Anne Graham for a panel discussion afterwards.
Neil Menzies, Environment and Sustainability Manager, Transdev Dublin Light Rail
Neil currently works for global public transport company Transdev as Environment and Sustainability Manager of their Luas operations in Dublin. Neil is an experienced Sustainability Professional with over 10 years of extensive experience working in the environmental management/consultancy, public transport and waste industries. Neil has worked in Ireland, the UK and the Middle East on large scale projects and has a wealth of knowledge across operations, Environmental, Quality and Safety Management Systems, energy efficiency, Corporate Social Responsibility and business development.
Anne Graham, CEO, National Transport Authority
Anne is Chief Executive Officer with the National Transport Authority. The Authority is responsible for the provision, regulation and integration of public transport services, the provision of supporting infrastructure for sustainable transport and for driving the greater use of sustainable transport as a mode of choice. She previously worked with the Authority as Director of Public Transport Services on the regulation and provision of public transport services nationally. Prior to joining the NTA, she worked in the Dublin local authorities as a chartered civil engineer in the drainage, roads and traffic divisions; as a project manager on the redevelopment of Dublin’s O’Connell Street area and as an Area Manager in the South West area of the city.