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Denise Head Shot Green

news: 60 seconds with Denise Faber, ITP's new Director of Public Transport

What first inspired you to become a transport planner? 

Buses have always been a part of my life. My father was a bus driver for 40 years which allowed me to gain a unique perspective of the bus industry.  I was motivated to improve bus services and get more people using them. In addition, the industry was, and still is to some extent, male dominated and the rebellious part of me wanted to show them that there was a place there for women.

What do you most enjoy about working in the public transport industry?

The variety of work and continuous opportunities to make a difference. I have had the pleasure of being involved in a variety of extremely interesting and innovative projects that have had a significant positive impact on people and how they travel.

What will your role be at ITP? 

It will be two-fold. Firstly, I will be leading the Public Transport area of work, taking responsibility for delivering a variety of projects. Secondly, I will be developing our training and development programme, enriching ITP’s investment in its people and continued desire to help our staff fulfil their potential.

What are you most looking forward to about joining the ITP team?

Working with like-minded professionals who share my values and aspirations for sustainable transport. The opportunity to do interesting and impactful work in the public transport sector is exciting, particularly with the expertise and innovative thinking of my colleagues at ITP.

How do you think the public transport industry might change over the next years?

It is an incredibly exciting time.  The ability to obtain and analyse larger and more complex datasets through evolving technology is already enabling us to create transport systems that are more intuitive, and better meet the needs of a wider variety of people.  Public transport plays a crucial role in society and benefits public health, well-being, safety and the wider environment; considering it as part of an integrated solution is key to achieving national objectives.

When you’re not in the office, what do you like to spend your time doing?

Predominantly raising a family and all that entails. I am a very sociable person, so I enjoy catching up with friends and the wider family whenever I can, preferably with good food and a few drinks! Reading and yoga help me to switch off and escape the rollercoaster of life.

Can we get in touch?

Yes please!  If you'd like to discuss how ITP could help with your public transport projects or operational challenges then please call 0121 213 4728 or drop me an email.


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