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Laura Shoaf

Chair
Urban Transport Group and Managing Director, Transport for West Midlands

Laura is responsible for guiding and delivering the combined authority’s transport strategy to develop a network that fully integrates the region’s road, rail, bus and tram systems. She oversees a team of over 350 and is responsible for delivering a £4billion pound transport investment package to support the region and an annual operating budget of aprox, £1.5m. She is responsible for delivering the transport network to support the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and connectivity to HS2 in 2026 including the build and operation of the Midland Metro. Working in a complex political environment, Laura has a demonstrated track record of success in leading change specifically in the way that strategic transport priorities are developed, articulated across the Midlands