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Leadership Team

John Cridland


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.

Jeremy Bloom

Strategy and Programme Director

As Strategy and Programme Director, Jeremy Bloom is responsible for leading the implementation of the North’s Strategic Transport Plan.

Iain Craven

Finance Director

Iain Craven is responsible for the strategic direction of the finance function, including developing Transport for the North’s approach to the funding and financing of proposals for the major infrastructure works proposed in the Strategic Transport Plan.

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.

Dawn Madin

Director of Business Capabilities

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.

Dawn features on the Northern Power Women, Power List 2018 having been recognised as a key figure in the Northern Powerhouse.

Peter Molyneux

Major Roads Director

Peter Molyneux leads the Major Roads team at Transport for the North. He works in partnership with the Department for Transport, Highways England and Local and Combined Authorities to determine and deliver the priorities for investment on the Strategic and Major Road Network aligned to the 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.

Tim Wood

Northern Powerhouse Rail Director

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