Ann Carruthers is Director of Environment and Transport for Leicestershire County Council responsible for all highways, transport, environment and waste services. She leads a team of 1,000 people operating a predominantly in-house delivery model.

Before joining Leicestershire CC, Ann has worked with a number of local authorities across Scotland and England covering the highways, transport, environment and growth agendas.  This included working with Edinburgh City Council developing their congestion charging and tram projects and Kent County Council in dealing with the issues posed by Operation Stack, a potential new UK hub airport and engaging Government in an innovative Growth and Infrastructure Framework.  Ann also spent a number of years as National Travel Demand Manager with Transit New Zealand responsible for introducing sustainable transport options and new ways of working across New Zealand’s state highway system.

Ann is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation and is currently Vice Chair of Adept’s Transport and Connectivity Board.