Jennie Martin (CHAIR)

Secretary General ITS (UK)

Jennie joined ITS United Kingdom, the Intelligent Transport Society for the UK, in 1998.  Prior to that, she worked in the City Engineer’s Department at the Corporation of London, the local authority for the “Square Mile” financial district of London.  Jennie began her working life with the then British Rail in 1986.

Jennie has a BA (Hons) in History from Kings College London, and an MA from the UK’s Open University.  She wrote her MA thesis on the institutional framework of the introduction of camera technology for traffic applications in London.

She started with ITS (UK) as Membership Secretary, and was promoted to Secretary General in 2004.

Jennie is a past Chairman of the Network of National ITS Associations, an organisation of 28 European ITS associations.  She serves on the UK ITS Standards Committee BSI EPL278, and leads PIARC working group 2.4.3. 

Jennie is originally from Sweden, but is now a happily naturalised Londoner.

My Speaker Sessions

Tuesday 14 June 2022


Panel Discussion: Long term collaboration and engagement across all stakeholder groups to enhance delivery

12:00 - 12:40 Strategy Highways Theatre
  • Working with united common threads across government that are a-political and long term
  • Optimising consultation processes and working with all stakeholders more effectively
  • Wider information sharing across highways’ stakeholders
  • Standards and compatibility of tech and services

Panel Discussion: Using ITS to enhance road worker safety on high-speed and local roads

13:00 - 13:40 Safety Highways Theatre

Road casualty reduction has plateaued and it is reaching limit of good engineering. Tech is provides us with the opportunity to get to the next level.

  • Constructing the safest possible site in moving traffic
  • ITS for improving roadworker safety, e.g. geofencing and detecting incursions
  • Updates on legislation, traffic laws and regulations for working in areas with live traffic
  • Speed limits and signage, lighting, speed calming, reactive and proactive. Signage, speed calming, speed cameras

Wednesday 15 June 2022


Panel Discussion: End of life and the circular economy – Kit design with view of disposal and reuse

13:20 - 14:00 Sustainability Highways Theatre

Preparing for new legislation that is likely to be brought in over the next 5 years, but also on expectations that are driven by public attitudes, COP-26 etc.

  • Disposing of metals and other materials
  • Reusing kit and materials
  • Changing mindsets and giving more knowledge at this stage to solidify change to longer term
  • Using the circular economy as a cost reduction opportunity
  • Road signage recycling in Wales

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