Ann Frye

Ann Frye is an international specialist on the transport needs of disabled and older people.  She advises public, commercial and professional bodies on policy solutions to meet mobility needs in all transport modes, and in the pedestrian environment.

Ann chaired the sub-group on disabled air travelers (PRMs) of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) from 1996 to 2011 and currently co-chairs the US Transportation Research Board sub-committee on International Activities in Accessible Transportation and Mobility.

Ann has led Europe-wide projects for the European Commission and the European Science Foundation to develop Standards and Best Practice in accessible buses and heavy rail services. She has also advised Governments and transport authorities in Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.

She has developed and delivered training to transport professionals including airline cabin crew and National Enforcement Bodies as well as engineers and policy makers responsible for the design and delivery of accessible rail and bus services.  She is currently working with the United Nations and the International Transport Forum on the mobility implications of a global ageing population.

Ann has worked in this field for over 25 years; until 2006 she headed the Mobility & Inclusion Unit in the UK Government Department for Transport where she delivered a major programme of research, legislation and policy to promote the mobility of disabled and older people in all public transport modes including aviation.  She is a Visiting Professor at University College London. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and of the Institution of Highways and Transportation in theUK and an honorary Transport Planning Professional.

Ann is a native English speaker. She is also fluent in French and has a good working knowledge of Italian.