Mr. Sharp has over 30 years experience in the transportation industry – mainly the rail industry in the UK. For 14 years he was Director-General of the International Air Rail Organisation, a world-wide group of organisations across the air and rail industry with an interest in rail links to airports. He retired in 2012 and is now their Policy Adviser.
He has undertaken consultancy work for a number of companies interested in airport rail connections, and has also been retained by Heathrow Express as a consultant. He is a visiting lecturer at Cranfield University and the College of Europe.
He has a Masters degree in Transportation and Traffic Planning from the University of Birmingham, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
He is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Committees on Passenger Intermodal Facilities and Airport Terminals and Ground Access and their Aviation Sustainability Sub-Committee, and the Aviation Policy Group of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
He is married with two children, and lives in St. Albans, the historic city 20 miles north of London where he was born.