Rose McArthur

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Director of Transport, Highways and Climate

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Rose has over 20 years’ experience delivering strategic transport programmes across the world with a focus on connectivity, social inclusion and low carbon outcomes. She became Director of Transport, Highways and Climate in Cheshire West & Chester in 2021. Prior to this she worked for Mott MacDonald where she was a Technical Director and global practice leader for macro travel demand management. Rose has been involved in projects that include the delivery of transport strategy and outcomes behind the London Olympics, Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games as well as the movement strategy behind the build of the Sydney Light Rail and Melbourne Metro. She has worked as a strategic advisor to the DfT developing their covid recovery strategies for transport. She was heavily involved in the surface access strategy for Heathrow airport. She has a specific technical specialism in Travel Demand Management which is a data driven approach to influencing travel behaviours which seeks to deliver a balanced transport network, better social outcomes and a reduction in carbon emissions.

As the Director for Transport and Highways and Climate in Cheshire West, Rose manages a hugely diverse portfolio that includes maintaining a safe highway across  2282 KM of Carriageway and 2445 KM of Footway. Strategic Transport, Transport Commissioning, Transport Infrastructure, Climate Change and Climate Adaptation, Public Transport, Active Travel, Flooding, Local Bus and Park and Ride, highways development control and Fleet amongst many other areas, developing teams who work hard to deliver what it takes to keep Cheshire West moving. She is also chair of TfN’s Executive Board. However, all of this is only a means to the end of connecting people with places and delivering brilliant social outcomes.

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