Patrons

The ITC is indebted to its distinguished Patrons for their support and patronage.

The Patrons of the ITC are:


The Rt Hon Lord Andrew Adonis PC

Lord Andrew Adonis is one of Britain’s best known Parliamentarians, having served as Under-Secretary of State in the Department of Education and as Secretary of State for Transport from 2009 to 2010 in the Cabinet of Gordon Brown. Following a D.Phil. at Oxford on the British aristocracy of the late 19th century, he was appointed a Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, after which he joined the Financial Times, becoming public policy editor. He later headed the No 10 Policy Unit before being elevated to a Peerage in 2005. From 2010 to 2012 he was Director of the Institute for Government and also served as the first Chairman of Britain’s National Infrastructure Commission.


The Rt Hon Lord Patrick McLoughlin CH Kt PC

Lord Patrick McLoughlin is one of the UK’s foremost Parliamentarians, having held Ministerial office under four Prime Ministers (Margaret Thatcher, John Major, David Cameron and Theresa May), most notably as Secretary of State for Transport from 2012 to 2016 and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster from 2016 to 2018. He was the MP for Derbyshire Dales for more than 33 years and was responsible for passing many significant developments in UK transport policy, including major upgrades to the rail and road networks. He was knighted in 2016, awarded the Companion of Honour in 2019, elevated to the Peerage in 2020, and is currently Chairman of Visit Britain.


Sir Patrick Brown KCB

Sir Patrick Brown was the top civil servant in the Department for Transport, serving as Permanent Secretary from 1991 to 1997. Following this, he was instrumental in establishing the ITC as the leading research voice for transport, serving as the Commission’s Chairman from 1999 to 2007. His wealth of business experience includes service as the Chairman of Go-Ahead Group, and as a non-executive director of Camelot Group and Northumbria Water.


Sir Terry Farrell CBE, RIBA, FRSA, FCSD

Sir Terry Farrell is one of the world’s most renowned architects and urban thinkers. He has been responsible for some of the most important transport projects of recent times, including the design of Charing Cross Station, London, Incheong Airport Transportation Centre in Seoul, Beijing South Railway Station, and the Kowloon Station and Masterplan in Hong Kong. He is a champion of better placemaking and the author of numerous leading books on architecture and urban design, including Buckingham Palace Redesigned (2003) and Shaping London (2009). He was knighted in 2001 and is the recipient of numerous international awards.


Sir Peter Hendy CBE

Sir Peter was Commissioner of Transport for London (TfL) from 2006 to 2015, having served since 2001 as TfL’s Managing Director of Surface Transport. He led, and played a key role in preparing for, the successful operation of London’s transport for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He was formerly deputy director UK Bus for FirstGroup and previously MD of CentreWest London Buses. He started his transport career in 1975 as a London Transport graduate trainee. Sir Peter was elected president of the International Public Transport Association (UITP) in May 2013. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport and a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He was knighted in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List, having been made CBE in 2006.


Simon Linnett

Simon is Executive Vice-Chairman of Rothschild in Global Financial Advisory based in London and served as Chairman of the ITC between 2010 and 2016. He has devoted the largest part of his professional life to working at the public/private interface having worked on the majority of the major UK privatisations and is responsible for the bank’s relationship with the UK Government. He is also a Trustee of the National Railway Museum and Science Museum Group, Chairman of Luton & Dunstable University Hospital Trust, the Treasurer of Queen Mary University of London and a board member of NESTA.