Our Leadership Team

Ian Bryant<br />
BSc (Hons) MCIHT
Ian Bryant
BSc (Hons) MCIHT

0122 337 0135
07786 353530

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Julian Clarke<br />
Julian Clarke

01223 370135
07717 200141

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Julian joined Transport Planning Associates (then Pinnacle Transportation) in February 2003 and was promoted to the board of directors in January 2007.
Julian previously held positions as an Associate at WSP Group and as a Principal Transport Planner at Colin Buchanan and Partners (now SKM Colin Buchanan).
With more than 20 years’ experience, Julian is a civil engineer and transport planner specialised in advising primarily private sector clients on the transport infrastructure requirements of proposals for the development of land for a range of land uses including, food and non-food retail; residential; education; health and sports and leisure and regularly leads company’s role as part of a multi-disciplinary project team to deliver optimal, cost effective and innovative solutions to today’s transport planning challenges. Julian has appeared as an expert witness at Informal Hearings, Public Inquiries and Compulsory Purchase Inquiries.

Outside work Julian is a keen photography enthusiast, enjoys good food, fine wine and following the exploits of his two son’s football team’s. With two daughters too, Julian has little time to enjoy time on the golf course, sadly.

Ross Clarke<br />
BSc (Hons) MCIHT
Ross Clarke
BSc (Hons) MCIHT

01707 385219
07788 234520

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Ross started his Highway Design career in 2003 and joined Transport Planning Associates in November 2005, having previously worked for Faber Maunsell (now AECOM). He has a Batchelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from London Southbank University and is a Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.

Ross has over 14 years’ experience in the design, specification, management and implementation of highway works.  He has project managed the design and construction of schemes ranging from minor works to large Section 278 and Section 38 projects. He is extensively experienced in three dimensional highways engineering mod¬elling using Professional Design Software (PDS) Ground Modelling and Advanced Alignment packages. Ross has undertaken the design of many types of highway and route alignments together with roundabout and signalised junction layout design. He is also proficient in the use of programs such as AutoCAD, AutoTRACK, Flow Drainage Design, and PDS Sign.

Away from work Ross enjoys spending time with family and socialising with friends.  He is also a competitive cyclist and can regularly be found competing in weekend races during the summer months.

James Darrall<br />
James Darrall
Associate Director

0117 925 9400
07823 346919

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James has over 15 years’ experience in development and transport planning for a range of land use types including retail, residential, employment and mixed use sites. He predominantly works with private sector clients including house builders, developers, land owners and land promoters.  He has a broad range of specialist skills including highway mitigation solutions, town centre regeneration studies, and strategic and microsimulation traffic modelling. He is forward thinking and has an interest in sustainable transport solutions, autonomous vehicles and the latest advances in transport planning. He has detailed working knowledge of the Manual for Streets and the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges and is cognisant of the latest transport planning policies. He represents clients in negotiating with stakeholders and highway authorities.
Daniel Ekstrand<br />
Daniel Ekstrand
Associate Director

020 7681 6211
07747 561849

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Daniel started his career in Transport Planning in 2002 and joined Transport Planning Associates in September 2014 as an Associate Director, having previously worked for PBA for twelve years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Faculty of Engineering LTH at Lund University in Sweden and has obtained the Transport Planning Professional qualification. He is also a member of both the TPS and CIHT professional institutions.

Daniel is an expert user of Paramics and Vissim microsimulation and has validated many models using both since 2003. Aside from undertaking modelling Daniel has managed and worked on a wide variety of projects for both property developers and local authorities. His experience includes a range of land uses including residential, commercial, education, leisure and retail developments. His advice to clients has ranged from due diligence and feasibility, master planning and design, through to preparing the necessary Transport Statements or Assessments and Travel Plans to secure planning permission. He has also appeared as expert witness giving evidence in respect of planning appeals heard at Public Inquiries and informal hearings.

Outside work Daniel enjoys watching movies or attending concerts. He also enjoys travelling with his partner, especially to New York (or anywhere sunny) as well as just staying at home having a night in, or throwing a dinner party for his friends.

Damian Ford<br />
MSc<br />
Damian Ford
Associate Director

01865 304087
07825 226929

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Damian started his Transport Planning career in 1994 and joined Transport Planning Associates in February 2014, having previously worked for PBA, TPK / RPS Group and Capita. He has a Master of Science degree in Transportation Planning and Engineering from the University of Southampton.

Damian has worked on a wide variety of projects for both property developers and local authorities. His experience includes a range of land uses including residential, commercial, education, leisure and retail developments. The projects he has worked on has varied from due diligence / feasibility advice, masterplanning and design, through to preparing the necessary Transport Statements / Assessments and Travel Plans to secure planning permission.

Away from work Damian enjoys watching football (although his playing days are now sadly in the past) and rugby. He can occasionally be seen at the County Ground watching Swindon Town. He also enjoys travelling, particularly to the southern hemisphere, and spending time with his family.

Nathan Hanks<br />
Nathan Hanks

020 3709 9405
07974 735881

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Nathan has over ten years’ experience in Transport Planning and Highway Engineering, working on retail, residential, industrial and mixed use schemes across the UK. His experience ranges from feasibility advice, traffic orders and travel plans; through to transport assessments and highway infrastructure design.

He is a specialist in retail development and has been involved with more than more than 500 schemes for retail clients over his career to date and has undertaken research on the travel patterns of retail customers, the results of which have recently been published in the Transport Planning & Technology Journal.

Nathan is also a Parish Councilor serving a local community in Bedfordshire, where he utilises his experience to assist the Council and local community in managing and improving the area and in reviewing / commenting on new development proposals. He is also an active cricket player and cyclist.

Susan Haslam<br />
Susan Haslam
Associate Director

0161 913 2310
07880 480047

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Susan graduated from Cranfield University in 1995 with an MSc in Logistics and Transportation.  She decided to move into the career of Transport Planning and has worked for a variety of public and private bodies.  Her career has been shared between public sector projects such as London Congestion Charging and Crossrail and numerous private sector development schemes.

Susan has joined TPA in January 2018 with the aim of building up a Manchester office.  She has extensive experience in Masterplanning, Transport Statements, Transport Assessments and Travel Plans and successfully gaining highways approval to support clients’ development aspirations. Susan has experience in development transport planning for a wide range of development types including mixed use town centre schemes, residential, education, retail and employment.

In her spare time, Susan spends time with her two children and is a Member of the Association of Speakers’ Clubs.  She also has an interest in psychology and personal development seminars and has successfully walked on fire!

John Hopkins<br />
John Hopkins

01223 370135
07979 525401

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John joined the Company in 1998 as employee number six and became a Director in 2007. Previous to this John spent ten years working for various private consultancy practices, both large and small, and local highway authorities on both a permanent and contract basis.

John would class himself as a rounded transport professional due to his depth and breadth of experience, which is constantly put to good effect satisfy the demands and expectations of a variety of private sector clients. This experience includes assessing the feasibility of development proposals, identifying the scope and extent of likely development impact, giving consideration of non-car accessibility improvement works, the preparation of Transport Assessments and Travel Plans, undertaking the detailed design and specification of infrastructure improvement works, the supervision of infrastructure works, the preparation of legal agreements and providing written and oral evidence as an Expert Witness.

Away from work John is a man of simple pleasures; spending time relaxing with his family (if relaxing is the correct term with four children), socialising with friends (if the demands of four children allows) and enjoying a variety of sports (albeit mainly in a spectator capacity these days).

Julia Justice<br />
Julia Justice
Associate Director
0117 925 9400


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Julia joined TPA in 1999 as Office Manager and was our first member of support staff, having previously worked with the Company’s two co-founders.

Away from work Julia likes going to concerts and tries to balance her main hobbies of cooking/eating and keeping fit.

Rupert Lyons<br />
Rupert Lyons

020 3709 9405
07778 503552

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Rupert is a transport planning consultant with considerable experience of the transport and land use development planning process. He predominantly works with private sector developers and land owners to assess the transport infrastructure and services requirements of a wide variety of development proposals. That work includes the preparation of Transport Assessments and Travel Plans to support planning applications for new development together with the negotiation of the scope and extent of transport infrastructure works to be implemented and/or financial contributions to be made towards the improvement of existing transport infrastructure and services made pursuant to appropriate legal agreements between developers and local authorities.

He frequently appears as an expert witness giving evidence in respect of planning appeals heard at public inquiries and informal hearings, and to examinations in public of local development plan documents prepared by local planning authorities.

Rupert co-founded Transport Planning Associates (then Pinnacle Transportation) in 1997 and previously held positions with White Young Green and Ove Arup & Partners, both large multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies. He has a Master of Science degree in transportation planning and engineering from the University of Southampton and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.

In his spare time, he enjoys watching his youngest son playing for Welwyn Pegasus Football Club, the great outdoors, and endeavoring to improve his culinary skills and his backgammon game.

Simon Moody<br />
Simon Moody

0117 980 6905
07780 674 445

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Simon has worked in Transport Planning for over 11 years, during which time he has completed an MSc in Transport Planning at the University of the West of England. Simon joined Transport Planning Associates in October 2016, providing highway and transportation advice relating to the development planning process. Throughout his career Simon has worked on behalf of private and public sector clients on a wide range of transport and development related projects including mixed-use, residential, commercial, education and leisure developments.

In his current position as Associate, Simon specialises in client liaison and project management, overseeing and undertaking the delivery of Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, Environmental Assessments, outline business cases  and providing masterplanning advice. Simon also has extensive experience in the identification of highway and transport solutions and the preliminary design of highway infrastructure improvements.

Outside of work Simon enjoys spending time with his family and trying to keep up with his wife in triathlons. He also has a keen interest in music and enjoys practising with his colleagues as lead singer of the TPA band!

Trevor Preston<br />
Trevor Preston

020 3709 9413
07833 200971

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Trevor has over 30 years’ experience in Highways and Traffic Engineering along with substantial expertise in the design and development of Intelligent Transport Systems.  He has held positions as Technical Director at Jacobs Engineering, Director of Traffic Systems Design and positions with Babtie, AECOM, WSP and Transport for London.
He provides design and management input on highway and infrastructure projects for a number public and private sector clients including retail and residential development, safety engineering improvement schemes and Road Safety Auditing including Highway England’s Motorway’s and Trunk roads.
Away from work, Trevor is a Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor and enjoys teaching aerobatics and flying vintage aircraft.  On rainy days he can be found in the kitchen competing in TPA’s  ‘Bake Off’ competitions.

Robert Roughan<br />
BSc (Hons) MSc
Robert Roughan
BSc (Hons) MSc

0117 980 6924
07899 862081

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Rob joined TPA in January 2018 and has over eight years’ experience working in development and transport planning. Rob has a keen interest in delivering sustainable transport solutions for his clients, and has helped deliver planning permissions for projects in the residential, commercial, retail and aviation sectors. Rob’s work regularly involves preparing Transport Assessments, Travel Plans and feasibility studies, as well as inputting into the development of masterplans

Outside of work, Rob is a keen footballer and long suffering supporter of Nottingham Forest. He also plays keyboard for the TPA Bristol Band ‘Manual for Street Preachers’, and enjoys attending music festivals and concerts.

Sohail 'Henry' Wanchoo<br />
Sohail 'Henry' Wanchoo
Finance Director

01707 385091
07867 542461

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Henry joined TPA in January 2003 as the Company Secretary initially working for the then holding company before becoming a full time TPA Director in April 2008. Prior to 2003 Henry gained his accounting qualifications working in Norwich with local accountants. Henry has over 25 years of experience in accountancy, specialising in SME company requirements.

Away from work Henry enjoys all sport turning out regularly for his cricket and hockey clubs, plus destroying many a golf fairway.