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 is known internationally for his expertise in Land Value Capture as a way to fund transport infrastructure and Mobility as a Service (MaaS).
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 was appointed as Smart Mobility Network Integrator for Scottish Enterprise on the development of a Mobility as a Service industry network from 2013 to 2016 and established the Scottish MaaS Alliance. He was then appointed as the Programme Manager for MaaS Scotland, a network of over 70 companies and public agencies hosted by Technology Scotland with ScotlandIS. He is currently a Board Member and Advisor to MaaS Scotland. He also advised the Transport Catapult on Mobility as a Service for a Department of Transport report. He is recognized as a world expert on Mobility as a Service. He is a member of the Enabling Economic Growth Sub-Group of the Scottish National Transport Strategy Group, specifically advising on the potential of MaaS, and he was Chair of a National Connectivity Commission on behalf of the Scottish Council for Development in Industry. He is currently advising Cubic Transportation Systems on Cav and MaaS.
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; Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for services to transport