England Economic Heartland , programme director
Martin Tugwell has over 20 years of experience in strategic transport and infrastructure planning whilst operating at national, regional and local levels. He is Director for England’s Economic Heartland – a Strategic Alliance of County and Unitary Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships covering Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire – that is promoting a new model of integration for strategic planning and delivery, including potentially a Sub-national Transport Body for the area.
His leadership on strategic planning at the regional level created the first Regional Transport Strategy for the South East and contributed to the South East Plan, having previously worked in the Government Office for the South East. Whilst working for Oxfordshire County Council he helped lay the foundations for the ambitious plans set out in Oxfordshire’s Strategic Economic Plan, having previously helped establish the Local Enterprise Partnership.
Martin is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the CIHT and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is a Trustee of the CIHT and Chairman of the Learned Society and Technical Board. He is a past Chairman of the Transport Planning Society and a Council member for the National Infrastructure Planning Association.