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Leadership Team

John Cridland

Chairman

With his wealth of directorial experience, including from his time as Director General at CBI, John’s principal role at Transport for the North is to manage and provide leadership to the Operations Board as well as act accountable to shareholders from the Partnership Board.

Barry White

Chief Executive

Barry leads the development and delivery of Transport for the North’s Strategic Transport Plan and provides strategic leadership to deliver the organisation’s vision of a thriving North of England where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an excellent quality of life.

He is accountable for the overall performance of the organisation, its integrity and activities.

Dawn Madin

HR & Mobilisation Director

Dawn leads the mobilisation of the Transport for the North including the development and implementation of a human resources workforce strategy. Her key responsibility is leading on the establishment of Transport for the North as the first Statutory Transport Body.

Peter Molyneux

Major Roads Director

Peter leads the Major Roads team at Transport for the North, working in partnership with the Department for Transport and Highways England to determine priorities for investment into the North’s Strategic Road Network aligned to the Northern Transport Strategy.

Jonathan Spruce

Interim Policy and Strategy Director

Jonathan leads the Strategy and Policy team at Transport for the North, and works in partnership with the Department for Transport, Network Rail, HS2 Ltd, Local and Combined Authorities to determine and deliver the priorities for investment in the North’s Strategic Transport Plan.

Alastair Richards

Integrated & Smart Travel Director

Alastair Richards leads the Integrated and Smart Travel team at Transport for the North. The ambitious programme seeks to transform transport information, ticketing and payments across the North of England, maximising benefits realisation through ensuring effective programme management, control of expenditure and timely delivery of all programme outcomes.

David Abdy

Programme Director

David leads the provision of all programme management and commissioning services at Transport for the North, delivering a full strategic governance and delivery entity, and acting as the principal adviser on all programme management and commissioning to the Board and Chief Executive.

Iain Craven

Finance Director

Iain leads the provision of all financial, procurement, audit and risk services to Transport for the North acting as the principal adviser on all financial services functions. As Chief Financial Officer, he ensures compliance with all statutory requirements including local government and central government financial management and accounting requirements.

Tim Wood

Interim Northern Powerhouse Rail Director

Tim leads the Northern Powerhouse Rail team, working in partnership with the Department for Transport, Network Rail, HS2 Ltd, Local and Combined Authorities to determine and deliver the priorities for investment in the North’s rail network, freight and passenger services.

David Hoggarth

Rail North Ltd Director

As Director of Rail North, David leads the development of the Long-Term Rail Strategy and has helped establish the organisation to manage the devolution of rail franchises in the North of England. The first of its kind, the strategy sets out how rail services in the North should be developed to contribute to economic growth and the Northern Powerhouse.