Dan co-leads our Consultation Team with Helen Ashley and is the lead on the infrastructure sector for Traverse.
I have spent over 10 years developing skills and experience of effective approaches and techniques for engagement and consultation in the public and private sector with Department for Transport, HS2 Ltd, Transport for London, Jacobs and now Traverse.
Joining DfT (then DETR) in 1999, I worked in a range of policy areas, including water, rail and sustainable travel, and in a range of roles, including transport statistics, internal consultancy and engagement. I joined the HS2 Ltd consultation and engagement team in 2010, early in the life of the project, and spent 5 years delivering consultations, honing my experience and skills in consultation on this high profile and contentious project. After a short time with the TfL consultation team, I joined Jacobs UK as one of the earliest members of a newly established consultation and engagement team, leading the consultation function and developing Jacob’s best practice approaches to analysis and reporting and providing training and guidance to teams across the UK. Having worked with Traverse as a client in a number of my roles, and admired their skill and dedication to quality, I was pleased to have the opportunity to join Traverse in April 2019 to contribute my own experience of consultation, engagement and the infrastructure sector.
I enjoy designing and delivering consultation and engagement approaches and robust and impactful consultation analysis and reporting. I am committed to ensuring that the voices of those who are impacted (positively or negatively) form part of decision making. I aim to ensure that I deliver excellence in every project, supported by my experience of project and programme management (including APM qualification), my awareness of the legal and best practice requirements for consultation and my knowledge and interest in engagement techniques.