England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) , programme director
Martin Tugwell is the Programme Director at England’s Economic Heartland (EEH), which brings political and business leaders together in a strategic collaborative partnership with a commitment to realise the economic potential of the Heartland, including the Oxford – Milton Keynes – Cambridge Arc.
Stretching from Swindon to Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire to Hertfordshire, EEH provides leadership on strategic infrastructure issues, in particular those relating to transport, digital connectivity and utilities. As the region’s Sub-national Transport Body, EEH is producing an over-arching Transport Strategy - a 30 year strategic vision for the transport system that puts the needs of businesses and individuals at the forefront of investment decisions.
Martin’s leadership on strategic infrastructure planning at the regional level created the first Regional Transport Strategy for the South East and contributed to the South East Plan, having previously worked in the Government Office for the South East. Whilst working in Oxfordshire he helped establish the Local Enterprise Partnership.
Martin is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport (CIHT) and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is currently Senior Vice-President of the CIHT - having previously chaired the Institution’s Learned Society and Technical Board – and in June he will become its President for 2019/2020. He is a past Chairman of the Transport Planning Society and a Council member for the National Infrastructure Planning Association.