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New Chair for DPTAC appointed

22 Feb 2023

Matthew Campbell-Hill appointed as Chair of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC)

The Department for Transport (DfT) has appointed a new Chair of DPTAC to represent the needs and rights of disabled people across the UK’s transport network.

Matthew Campbell-Hill, a tech regulation expert and former Team GB wheelchair fencer, will work alongside DfT to advise government on the needs and rights of passengers, and to ensure its projects are inclusive and accessible for all.

Having held a number of government advisory positions and with a senior fellowship at the University of Birmingham, Matthew brings to the role extensive knowledge and experience of working in complex industries.

Roads and Local Transport Minister Richard Holden, who has cross-DfT responsibility for accessibility said:

“Everyone deserves the right to get from A to B with ease and DPTAC plays a vital role helping us ensure equal access to travel in the UK.”

The new Chair currently serves as a non-executive director at the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), where he heads up the Health, Safety, and Wellness Committee and leads on advice on vehicle autonomy.

Matthew Campbell-Hill said:

“I am honoured to be appointed as the new Chair of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee.”

As a seasoned traveller with lived experience of disability, I am looking forward to working with the excellent team in place to help them continue to share their expertise with the government. The transport landscape has rapidly evolved in recent years, and I am passionate about leveraging this momentum to improve accessibility and inclusiveness across the UK’s transport network.