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Leon Daniels joins Net Zero Transport Board

Leon Daniels OBE, who is vice-president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, has been appointed to the government’s Net Zero Transport Board (NZTB).

Chaired by Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Transport and Rachel Maclean MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, the NZTB is an external advisory board that provides objective and impartial advice on transport decarbonisation to the Department for Transport (DfT).

It brings together leaders from a range of fields such as behavioural change and policy, as well as experts from several prominent industry sectors, including the environment, science technology and different modes of transport.

The objectives of the board are to provide advice during the development of the transport decarbonisation plan and on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport, particularly the longer-term technological and behavioural changes needed to deliver transport’s contribution to net-zero.

In addition, the board has the remit to provide constructive feedback on, and identify risks and opportunities across, the department’s work to decarbonise transport as well as to reinforce the link between government, industry, academia and the wider public.

Leon Daniels commented on his appointment: “I am delighted to be a member of the NZTB, a board with a vast breadth of experience. This is a pivotal moment – with the pandemic having changed working and travel habits, creating cleaner air in our towns and cities, we have the opportunity to fully realise our net-zero ambition. The economic opportunities offered by alternative methods of transport have enormous potential. A cleaner, greener country will create new jobs and help to level up our economy.”

In addition to his other responsibilities, Leon Daniels is also chairman of ITT Hub , to be held on 12-13 May 2021 at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre. ITT Hub is new, industry led event showcasing the best in transport innovation and technology for fleet operators, planners and policy makers. The event will host an expected 180 exhibitors across indoor and outdoor displays, a free to attend Future Logistics conference from Logistics UK and a Ride & Drive.

Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJhttp://therailengineer.com

SPECIALIST AREAS Rolling stock, mechanical equipment, project reports, executive interviews


Nigel Wordsworth graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, after which he joined the American aerospace and industrial fastener group SPS Technologies. After a short time at the research laboratories in Pennsylvania, USA, Nigel became responsible for applications engineering to industry in the UK and Western Europe. At this time he advised on various engineering projects, from Formula 1 to machine tools, including a particularly problematic area of bogie design for the HST.

A move to the power generation and offshore oil supply sector followed as Nigel became director of Entwistle-Sandiacre, a subsidiary of the Australian-owned group Aurora plc. At the same time, Nigel spent ten years as a Technical Commissioner with the RAC Motor Sports Association, responsible for drafting and enforcing technical regulations for national and international motor racing series.

Joining Rail Engineer in 2008, Nigel’s first assignment was a report on new three-dimensional mobile mapping and surveying equipment, swiftly followed by a look at vegetation control machinery. He continues to write on a variety of topics for most issues.

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