Richard Walker is a geographer and chartered town planner with 28 years’ experience in transport planning.  After 10 years at consultancy Colin Buchanan and Partners, he has since worked in the public sector at the Greater London Authority, Strategic Rail Authority, South East England Regional Assembly and, since 2010, at the Department for Transport where he is currently a transport planning and strategy adviser in the North of England & Devolution team of the Regions Cities and Devolution directorate.  He also leads a DfT workstream on local government sector capacity and capability for the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge.  He was on the board of the Transport Planning Society from 2000-2008, including two years as its Chair.