Dr George Hazel OBE

Current Position:         
Director, George Hazel Consultancy

Year of Birth:               
1949

Nationality:                  
Scottish/British

Qualifications:             
BSc Civil Engineering, Heriot-Watt University
MSc Transportation, Heriot-Watt University
PhD Traffic Impact of Large Retail Developments, Cranfield Institute of Technology
Transport Planning Professional (TPP Hon)

Professional Status:    
Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (FCIHT)
Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (FCILT)
Member (Hon) of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
Past President of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology,
Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for services to transport

Languages:
English, Basic French and German

Expertise:
Dr Hazel has extensive experience in all aspects of transport and communications, both urban and rural. He has specific expertise from around the world in strategic planning and policy development, the integration of transport with other related areas, the future trends for mobility, smart mobility and innovative funding of transport infrastructure. He has studied transport policy and practice in many countries, both the successful and the unsuccessful, and has gained a detailed insight into the key issues and influences. He has worked in the public, private and academic sectors at a senior level and has acted as advisor to the Academy of Sustainable Communities, the Commission for Integrated Transport, Transport for London, the Queensland State Government, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Region, the City of San Diego and many Government agencies around the UK. He has published a book on Making Cities Work and has presented at a large number of conferences around the world. He is currently acting as Smart Mobility Network Integrator for Scottish Enterprise on the development of a Mobility as a Service industry cluster. He also advised the Transport Catapult on Mobility as a Service for a Department of Transport report. He has been asked to chair a National Connectivity Commission on behalf of the Scottish Council for Development in Industry. The Commission with produce their report on the future national infrastructure needs of Scotland in 2016.