Eric Sampson CBE

Chair of Judging Panel

Eric Sampson is a retired UK Senior Civil Servant.  At the Department for Transport he worked in the Marine, Highways, Rail, Safety and Local Transport Directorates, as well as The Coastguard Agency.  He has held many national and international appointments including the European Commission’s High Level Advisory Group on Intelligent Transport Systems and Chairmanship of ITS UK and the ERTICO Supervisory Board. He chaired the Congress Board of Directors for Paris 1994 and London 2006.  He was appointed CBE in 2007, elected to the Global ITS Hall of Fame in 2016,  and is a visiting Professor at a number of Universities.  He has been a transport strategy adviser to the Governments of Denmark, Finland, Ukraine, Sweden and New Zealand in addition to the UK.