The people behind Transform Consulting

Transform Consulting is Scotland’s specialist research and communications consultancy for sustainable transport.

We work with a leading group of Associates, all experts in sustainable transport in Scotland, whose profiles are below. Our projects also involve the Transform Scotland core team, and the Creatives in our other social enterprise Transform Creative, Scotland’s specialist design and communications agency for the third sector.

As part of Transform Scotland, we have access to a powerful national network of transport operators, businesses, local authorities and third sector groups, alongside grassroots knowledge and contacts. This allows us to communicate and disseminate our research findings so as to have a widespread influence and real impact.

As a social enterprise all our profits are reinvested in Transform Scotland’s charitable work advocating environmentally sustainable, socially inclusive and economically responsible transport.

Read more about our staff and associates below:

  • Elspeth Wray

    Enterprise Manager

    Transform Consulting is managed by Elspeth Wray, an experienced Project Manager and Sustainability Consultant with over 15 years’ experience in the sector....

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  • John Pinkard

    Sustainable Travel Consultant

    John Pinkard helps clients improve their financial and environmental performance and deliver positive social and policy outcomes by identifying and delivering...

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  • David Spaven

    Rail and Sustainable Transport Consultant

    David Spaven has an extensive track record of transport feasibility studies and market research work. He has spent his working life in and around the rail industry,...

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  • Stan Blackley

    Communications and Public Affairs Advisor

    Stan Blackley has spent the last 25 years working in public affairs and communications. For the last 15 years, he has provided public, media and political relations...

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  • James Mackenzie

    Public Affairs Advisor

    James Mackenzie has worked in media and public affairs in Scotland since 1998, including periods with the Centre for Human Ecology, the Scottish Refugee Council...

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  • Barry Shelby

    Communications Advisor

    Barry Shelby is an accomplished freelance journalist and copywriter with some 35 years experience on two continents. Clients have included the Glasgow Herald,...

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  • David Prescott

    Rail Consultant

    David Prescott has 45 years’ experience in the transport field, ranging through academia, railway, consultancy and government. His lengthy railway career...

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  • Jolin Warren

    Sustainable Travel Consultant

    Jolin’s research work for Transform Consulting has ranged from the business benefits of rail travel through to best practice and economic benefits related...

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