TRICS Consortium limited are pleased to announce its new Management Team and structure, which formally takes effect from 1st October 2023. The new structure of the team and its responsibilities means that there is a new level of project oversight, with the restructuring also providing the team with a natural flow of progression and succession. This review also means that the TRICS project will be in a great position to grow and move into new and exciting areas of research and development.
Managing Director: Lynn Basford
Lynn Basford has been appointed Managing Director, initially on an interim basis with a view to a permanent appointment. Lynn has a wealth of experience, including running her own company and also with TRICS as a Director at JMP Consultants prior to TRICS becoming an independent company in 2015. She has also been instrumental in the development of the Decide & Provide method for Transport Assessments and was the lead author of the TRICS Guidance Note on the Practical Implementation of the Decide & Provide Approach (February 2021). Lynn brings to the company a business-oriented approach which will complement the skills of the other members of the Management Team and will run the company whilst also providing highly valued input into its direction and strategy.
Project Director: Ian Coles
Ian Coles has been appointed Project Director. Ian has been working on the TRICS project for 32 years and has been the Project Manager for the past 20 years. Originally starting work on the project in February 1991, Ian has worked on, managed and delivered each of the annual TRICS data collection programmes, along with numerous project developments. These have included the introduction of the first user licensing system, the introduction of multi-modal surveys in 2000, the development and implementation of the Standardised Assessment Methodology (SAM) in 2005, and the development of the online version of the TRICS database. His new role as Project Director is a natural culmination of his career. Using his three decades of TRICS experience, Ian will provide oversight to the project, will be involved in the administration of the TRICS company, and will also provide direction in research and strategic development.
Project Manager: Owen Edwards
Owen Edwards has been appointed Project Manager. Owen has been working on the TRICS project for 10 years, having started as Operations Officer and then subsequently being promoted to Assistant Manager. Over the past decade Owen has developed the comprehensive set of skills and gained the necessary experience that naturally brings him to Project Manager level. In recent years he has taken on increased managerial responsibilities, and in 2022 developed and implemented the new TRICS user licensing system. Running the TRICS project, Owen will be responsible for the delivery of our annual data collection programmes, the development of the TRICS database, and the undertaking and delivery of TRICS technical analyses and strategic research projects.
TRICS Administrator: Anne-Marie Kanor
Anne-Marie Kanor joined TRICS in 2023 and was appointed to the new role of TRICS Administrator. This is a key role within the team which deals with company and project administration and monitoring throughout its various sub-areas, including annual data collection programmes and SAM surveys, the administration and delivery of the annual TRICS user events, and liaison with our clients and suppliers. The TRICS Administrator role is important to the company as it links to all parts of the team to provide added cohesion and fluidity through the project’s administrative functions. This role is evolving to include further elements such as financial and day-to-day company management.