Mott MacDonald has appointed Charlene Rohr as technical principal in Cambridge, UK where she will be supporting a growing international portfolio of projects ensuring that transport infrastructure is resilient to future climate change.
Charlene has over 30 years’ experience undertaking qualitative and quantitative research to understand travel behaviour. She has substantial expertise in developing travel demand models for urban, regional, and national geographies in the UK, Scandinavia and Australia.
As a senior research leader, she led RAND Europe’s transport policy research. She was also co-director of RAND Europe’s Centre for Future and Foresight (CFFS) and was involved in several studies to explore the future of transport. During this period, Charlene also worked on secondment as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research in King’s College, London, where she undertook research on the impact of autonomous vehicles and the impact of road traffic on air quality.
Charlene has been working closely with her new Mott MacDonald colleagues for the last three years on the collaborative ‘Futures Framework’ for the UK Department of Transport, supporting them to understand future travel scenarios for various modes.
Commenting on her appointment, Charlene said: “I’m delighted to begin this new opportunity to work with Mott MacDonald’s international network of transport practitioners. There is a talented team here and I’m looking forward to play a role in supporting national, regional and city authorities make the very best choices for transport investment, applying progressive modelling, policy analysis and future scenario planning techniques to their challenges.”
Paul Hammond, Mott MacDonald’s global practice leader for infrastructure and development economics, added: “Charlene’s appointment marks an exciting period of investment and growth in our future transport programme. The intertwined environmental, social and economic uncertainties we all face are certainly causing disruption in the transport sector. Charlene’s significant experience and research credentials bring new depth to our offer to support clients navigating these uncertainties and I wish her every success in her new role.”