The role of the group is to act in a formal advisory capacity to the LEP Board on all relevant transport and other infrastructure matters. 


  • Assist the development of a pipeline of infrastructure projects with a balanced mix of large scale ‘flagship’ and small/medium sized schemes.
  • Provide timely and appropriate input to future reviews of the LEP Strategic Economic Plan.
  • Bring evidence and pressure to bear on strategic transport and infrastructure bodies such as Highways England, Network Rail and DfT in order to influence their future investment decisions.
  • Ensure coordination on transport and wider infrastructure matters is carried out with neighbouring LEPs and Local Authorities, including the development of Statements of Common Ground on issues of mutual interest (e.g. A5, A46, North-South Rail etc.).

A full set of terms of reference for the group can be found in the Latest from the Group section below


Board Lead: TBA

Operational Chair: Mark Ryder

David Tucker (David Tucker Associates/Federation of Small Businesses) 

Tom Head (Head Mann/Federation of Small Businesses/Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce)

Adrian Hart (Warwickshire County Council) 

Adam Dent (Advent Communications)

Robert Eaton (Birmingham Airport)

Lisa Maric (Highways England)

Chris Skilton (Network Rail)

Colin Knight (Coventry City Council)

Barbara King (Department for Transport)

Cllr Peter Butlin (Warwickshire County Council)

Martin Hancock (National Express)

Martin Dyer (WSP/Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP)

Maria Machancoses (West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority)

Michelle Wilson (Advent Communications)

Meeting Dates 2019

1st February

12th April

7th June

20th September

13th December

24th January 2020