Who we are

The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund           

The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund provides support for education and support in transport; and helps fund projects that improve the roadside environment for motorists and road users.

There are nine trustees including the chairman David Hutchinson. More information about the Road Jeffreys Road Fund and the programme of grants and activity they fund can be seen on the charity's website.

This Study was overseen by a steering group drawn from the trustees. It comprised David Bayliss, Stephen Glaister and David Tarrant, and is chaired by David Hutchinson.

Management of the Study

The Study was led by David Quarmby, with Phil Carey as co-author. The Study administrator was Frances Leong, and the data analyst was Sanjay Rana.

Advisory Panel

The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund appointed a number of experts to join an Advisory Panel to advise and contribute to the work of the Study.  The Members of the panel included:

Paul Bird, Director for Commissioning - Transport and Infrastructure, Essex CC

Dr David Bizley, Chief Engineer, RAC Motoring Services

Prof Alan Braithwaite, Executive Chairman, LCP Consulting

James Byles, Asset Development Manager, Asset Management Directorate, TfL

Tony Gates, Director for New Business, Major Projects, Balfour Beatty

Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation

Andy Graham, White Willow Consulting, and Chair ITS UK, Cooperative Vehicle Highway System Group

James Hookham, Managing Director, Membership and Policy, Freight Transport Association

Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport

Prof Glenn Lyons, Professor of Transport and Society, University of the West of England

Sue Percy, Chief Executive, CIHT

Steve Salmon, Director, Policy Development, CPT

Susan Sharland, President, CIHT and former Chief Executive, TRL

Martin Tugwell, Tri-County/Transport Programme Director at Buckinghamshire County Council

Alan Wenban-Smith, Urban and Regional Policy Consultant


Notes of the Panel meetings are available:  December 2014;  July 2015January 2016;  May 2016



The Study authors

David Quarmby CBE has had a long career in policy, planning, management, operations and research, mostly in transport, with 39 years’ board level experience in government, public agencies and the private sector.

Having retired in 2013 as chairman of the RAC Foundation, David continues as an Expert Adviser to the Airports Commission; chairs the Royal Borough of Greenwich Transport Advisory Group, and the Freight Advisory Group of the Canal and River Trust.   He was a member of the London Mayor’s Roads Task Force.  

Since 1996 David has been chairman of the Docklands Light Railway, deputy chairman/chairman of the Strategic Rail Authority, board member of Transport for London, chairman of the Transport Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University, non-executive director of Abellio (Netherlands Railways international subsidiary); a director of Colin Buchanan (transport and planning consultants); and was the first non-executive director of the DfT’s management board.  He led the Government Review of Winter Resilience of England’s Transport Systems in 2010; and was a member of the A12 Commission in 2008.

Prior to 1996 he was the main board director for logistics, and then Joint Managing Director, at Sainsburys;  up to 1984 he was board member for planning, and then Managing Director (Buses), at London Transport, following a period as director of operational research and then Chief Planner.

Phil Carey has been working as an independent consultant since leaving Department for Transport in 2011, specializing in roads strategy challenges. He is the Road User Policy Advisor to Transport Focus, which now has the role of statutory consumer representative for users of the Strategic Road Network in England;  he is also Vice-Chair of the Transport Associates' Network.

In a series of Deputy Director roles in DfT and elsewhere in the Civil Service, he has led projects ranging from the Transport Strategy Review for the Prime Minister back in 2002 and the Ports Policy Review in 2006/7, through to leading the road pricing programme in 2007-9, and the cross-cutting transport security and contingencies team after that.