Freight advisory group

The Freight Advisory Group helps to steer policies on freight.

Tug pulling barge with large freight on River Trent Freight on River Trent

The chairman, David Quarmby, is a respected transport professional with a wealth of experience encompassing business, government, public bodies and academia.


James Hookham

Managing director, Policy & Communications from the Freight Transport Association.

David Lowe

Chairman of the Commercial Boat Operators Association with over 40 years experience owning, managing and advising others on water freight businesses, passenger and hire vessels, restaurant boats, boat builders and boat yards.

Mike Garratt

Managing director, MDS Transmodal, a logistics consultant with knowledge of all transport modes including inland waterways.

Ian Wainwright

Road freight programme manager at Transport for London and previously senior policy officer for Freight having spent 18 years in the logistics business.

Mark Grimshaw-Smith

Head of Rail and Sea freight operations for CEMEX UK.

Sean McGinley

Canal & River Trust, Yorkshire & North East Regional Director

Last date edited: 26 March 2020