Mike Waters

Head of Policy & Strategy

Transport for West Midlands

Biography

Educated at Loughborough University with a degree in Transport Management and Planning and a professional career spanning ~17 years Mike Waters is currently Head of Policy & Strategy at Transport for West Midlands.  Previously Mike was Head of Transport Infrastructure at Coventry City Council, where he was responsible for establishing many of the city’s recent major infrastructure improvements, including a multi-million programme of collaborative Intelligent Mobility projects and public highway based connected and autonomous vehicle projects.  At TfWM Mike is a Board member with departmental responsibility for the development of TfWM’s policy, strategic priorities, monitoring and research activities.  Mike sits on various West Midlands Combined Authority workstream boards, including Innovation, Research and Data and Smart City.  Mike is also embedded in Coventry University’s Centre for Mobility and Transport as a researcher focused on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.