Daniel Ekstrand
Daniel EkstrandDirector
020 7119 1158
07747 561849

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 (now Stantec) for twelve years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Faculty of Engineering LTH at Lund University in Sweden and is a Chartered Transport Planning Professional having 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.


Nathan Hanks
Nathan HanksDirector
020 7119 1157
07974 735881

Nathan has over fifteen 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 an active cricket player and cyclist.


Rupert Lyons
Rupert LyonsDirector
020 7119 1156
07778 503552

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 endeavouring to improve his culinary skills and his backgammon game.

Richard Morrison
Richard MorrisonAssociate
020 7119 1159
07778 579932

Richard started working in transport planning in 1990 after spending his formative years working in the wider field of civil engineering.  During that time, he worked on large civil engineering schemes such as the A55 North Wales Coast Road and the Ruabon/Newbridge/Chirk bypass, while employed at Travers Morgan.  After an 18 year career in the transport planning team at Travers Morgan/Symonds/Capita, during which time he worked on projects such as the Reading Oracle, Farnborough Business Park and the Liberty Centre, Romford, he joined TPA in May 2015.

Based in the London office, Richard has significant experience in both highways and transportation planning, providing high level and detailed transport and highway consultancy advice to a range of clients in the private and public sectors with projects ranging from shopping centres, business parks, mixed use developments, hospitals, schools and housing.

He has a broad background in the highways field with extensive knowledge of all aspects of highway design, drawn from his work on the design of the A55 North Wales Coast Road and from other large highway schemes.

Outside of work, Richard’s interests include photography, archery, badminton, hill walking and for his sins, following the travails of West Ham United.


Trevor Preston
Trevor PrestonAssociate
020 7119 1160
07833 200971

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.