Home News Features Compliance

🕒 Article read time: 2 minutes

New Transport for the North Chief Executive announced

The appointment of Martin Tugwell as the next Chief Executive of Transport for the North (TfN) has been approved by the North’s leaders.

Succeeding Barry White, who is due to step down this month, Tugwell will lead the region’s statutory transport body, which speaks on behalf of the North’s civic and business leaders on transport investment.

With more than 20 years’ experience in transport and investment senior leadership roles in the public sector, Tugwell will join TfN from England’s Economic Heartland, the Sub-national Transport Body for the region including Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire. He is also the current President of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).

“This is a crucial leadership role for the North of England and Martin fits the bill,” said John Cridland, Chairman of TfN, “His extensive professional experience coupled with his drive to make tomorrow better than today means he’s perfectly placed to lead TfN. He’ll work with our Board to take on the immediate challenges and opportunities facing the North and continue the great work TfN has consistently delivered since it was established.”

Commenting on his appointment, Tugwell said: “It’s an honour to take up leadership of Transport for the North at this critical moment for the levelling-up agenda. I’ve always been a passionate advocate for the ability of better transport connections to change lives and create more opportunities. That belief is the central mission of Transport for the North, one that’s more important today than ever.

“I can’t wait to work with the North’s ambitious leaders to drive real change in the region, making transport more accessible, inclusive and sustainable for future generations.”

Tim Wood, TfN’s current Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, will become Interim Chief Executive until Martin officially joins TfN this summer.


Published On: 22/04/2021 17:00:10


E-news archive

You can also view our e-news archive here.

E-news archive

Interested in Membership?

Get in contact using the Membership Enquiry Form.

Membership Enquiry Form

Logistics Magazine Portal

The hub for finding relevant and informative features, news & compliance guides from Logistics Magazine

Logistics Magazine Portal Home

Sponsorship Opportunities

Learn more about advertising on the new digital Logistics Magazine, with a variety of advert options to reach 30,000 relevant readers.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Magazine Contents


Logistics Magazine will cover all the latest news on stories breaking in the industry, including developments on COVID-19,  Brexit, Clean Air Zones, transport law and decarbonisation.



Our frequent features will tackle the broader issues affecting logistics such as the COVID-19 vaccination programme, technology and innovation, the political and economic landscape, global trade and the drive to reduce emissions across all transport modes.



Each month we explore a different topic in depth in our popular Compliance section, while each week we will publish answers put to our Member Advice Centre team.


View Supplements and Previous Printed Editions

View Supplements and previous printed editions of Logistics Magazine here.