Chris Belk

  • Sheffield University Civil Engineering graduate
  • First 15 years of working life was spent on site on large civil engineering projects all of which directly or indirectly involved transport (road, rail etc) and other infrastructure services
  • As a consequence of the resulting successful project management track record was able to join an IT consultancy company specialising in designing and implementing computer based business management projects
  • Then in conjunction with three other people we successfully established an innovative IT software company based on our joint understanding of how computing was almost certainly going to impact human activities (including transport and infrastructure services)
  • My last 15 years before retiring was spent in building up the company’s international business. This involved in extensive travel and as a result I became very interested in the flexibility, integration and fragility of all forms of transport
  • Joined the CTG shortly after retiring recognising that my civil engineering experience, IT understanding and extensive travelling could potentially allow me to be a useful contributor to the CTG, transport mission
  • Conservative party member for over 30 years

See Also

Tim Rouse


Practising Barrister

Member of the criminal bar association. Member of the bar association for commerce, finance and industry

Former bar association President and Marshal to Her Majesty’s Judges, Member the Society of Conservative Lawyers

Academic background

John Caton

Political Officer

My professional career in project management and supply chain has constantly involved transport.

My political activity has included being Highways Committee chairman of a Council. I am currently President of a Conservative constituency association.

Richard Rollins

Committee Member

Richard was a Public Relations Manager in the oil industry for Chevron, and British National Oil Co. Later an oil industry PR consultant and is now retired.


Peter Wood

Committee Member

My main interest is in transport.  I am a member of Railfuture, a founder member of the Conservative Transport Group and chair of the board of Compass Community Transport in Sunderland. 

Graham Nalty

Rail Officer

Business owner and audio designer specialising in high performance audio cables. Very passionate about creating the most natural sounds from hifi systems by advanced engineering and creative research.