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Roundabout (board members)

George Lowder

George Lowder

Non-Executive Director & Chief Executive of Transport for Edinburgh

George joins Transport for Edinburgh from Defence, where he served for almost 35 years, the last 14 at Director and Deputy Director level. He was commissioned into The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) in 1981, having attended George Heriot’s School. On commissioning, he studied Scots Law at Aberdeen, graduating in 1986. As a young officer he served in The Falkland Islands, Germany, the UK, Northern Ireland, Canada and the 1991 Gulf War, where he was awarded a commendation. He spent 2 years instructing at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, followed by 2 years at Staff College, where he gained a Masters degree from Cranfield University.  He was then appointed Chief of Staff of a Germany based Armoured Brigade, deploying to Bosnia in 1996; awarded a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service for this tour of duty and made MBE in 1998. As a Staff Officer in Glasgow he attended Strathclyde University, gaining qualifications in human resource management. Other staff appointments have focused on strategic planning, change management and senior liaison roles. He has commanded at every level from Platoon to Brigade, deploying on operations in UK, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan and The Occupied Palestinian Territories. He has been awarded The US Bronze Star and nominated for The US Legion of Honour.  He has completed 2 tours of duty in The Ministry of Defence, where he has led transformational change programmes. Most recently, for over 3 years, as The Director of Defence Intelligence Operations, responsible for global operations, across the enterprise, with a £450M budget. George has been married since 1989 and has 2 sons. The family home has been Edinburgh since 2001. George was an enthusiastic, but not brilliant, rugby player. He remains a competent sailor, keen skier and inconsistent golfer.

Charlene Wallace

Charlene Wallace

Chair

Charlene Wallace brings over 20 years’ experience in the public transport sector having previously held senior board director roles in rail, bus and aviation including Virgin Trains and most recently Business Change and transformation Director for Transport for Wales Rail Services to deliver Its 15-year contract. Charlene has also been involved with several successful rail franchise bids in the UK and Overseas

Appointed as Chair in July 2018, Charlene has served as a non-executive director with Edinburgh Trams for over three years and has held a range of other senior non-executive appointments.  She has a strong track record of delivering customer-focused transformation in transport and has a wide range of transition and business change experience including - process improvement, employee engagement and organisational change

Outside of work Charlene is passionate about spending time with her family and is married with three children and has two chocolate labradors.

Charlene has a Master’s Degree in Business Management.

Andy Neal

Andy Neal

Non-Executive Director

Andy has extensive experience in marketing, starting his career with United Biscuits before moving into the drinks sector. He had eleven years with United Distillers (now Diageo) and seven years with Scottish and Newcastle (now Heineken) holding Marketing Director positions with both organisations in the UK and also internationally for S&N.

He took two years out of his more corporate life to work as Head of Community fundraising for Macmillan Cancer support as it was an important cause for him and his family.

Andy also has significant experience as a General Manager and business leader having been Managing Director of Clear Channel (Scotland), best known for their adshel bus shelters, and Chief Executive of Essential Edinburgh, the successful business improvement district in the City Centre.

Martin Dean

Martin Dean

Non-Executive Director

Martin Dean has over 30 years’ experience in the transport sector joining Go-Ahead in 2008 as Managing Director - Bus Development. In this role he leads and acts as a focus for all bus business development activity for the Group. He represents the Group in policy and strategy discussions with Government, Confederation of Passenger Transport and other key stakeholders. Previously, Martin held senior management roles in rail and bus with FirstGroup and National Express. He began his career as a graduate trainee with London Transport and has experience in wider transportation issues having worked for six years as a transport planning consultant with Atkins. International bus operations and planning experience has also been gained in the USA, Middle East, Asia and several eastern European countries.

Peter Cushing

Peter Cushing

Non-Executive Director

Peter has extensive operating experience at board level, underpinned by business development and commercial expertise gained throughout a successful and progressive career within the logistics, rail and consultancy/interim management sectors.

He has gained significant experience working with senior local and central government bodies delivering major capital programmes in the UK (most recently as Metrolink Director in Manchester with responsibility for the day to day operation and the delivery of a £1.8bn capital programme) and overseas in addition to holding full P&L responsibility whilst leading the evolution and development of effective change in a variety of large, complex operational environments.

Peter has provided leadership in migration/transition planning, merger planning and organisation design in a variety of LRT and Metro assignments in the UK and abroad and has been a senior figure in other consultancy projects including operations and commercial analysis roles for DfT, a variety of LRT and Metro assignments in the UK and abroad and several major rail bids.

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Blocks (tickets on the tram)

Buy your ticket before you board
Every tram stop has ticket vending machines where you can buy Single, Return and DAYtickets. Our ticket vending machines accept most debit and credit cards (£3 minimum spend) as well as 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. No change is given.

Validate cards before boarding
Ridacards, Citysmart cards and eligible Scottish National Entitlement Cards must be validated before boarding. Simply touch your card to the card reader on one of the smartcard validator machines on the tram stop platform.

Ticketing Services Assistants
Every tram service will have an on-board Ticketing Services Assistant who will check that all tickets are valid and smartcards have been validated.

Your ticket is proof that you've paid your fare. You may need to show it at any time, so keep yours with you for your entire journey.