Bronwen Thornton

CEO

Bronwen is an international expert, facilitator and trainer on walking and walkable communities, giving walking a voice on the international stage and within local communities, cities and professional arenas.

Experience

She has more than 20 years experience in strategic transport planning, community and political engagement, on-street analysis and creative development and policy and project delivery with a focus on equitable and sustainable transport.

Work

She has worked on several European projects to improve and promote walkability, delivered Walkability Masterclasses and Roadshows for local communities and contributed to international projects for World Health Organisation (WHO), UNFCCC Climate Talks, World Bank and the International Transport Forum (ITF).

Roles

Bronwen is the Chief Executive Officer of Walk21, specialising in Policy, Projects and Partnerships. She was also appointed Chair of the SLOCAT Partnership in 2019.

Jim Walker

Jim Walker

FOUNDER

Jim is an international policy advisor, communications expert and special projects manager to enable more people to walk and ensure they have safe, attractive and accessible environments to walk in. 

Experience

Jim specialises in developing national policy and quality standards to benefit pedestrians as well as managing national campaigns and sustainable transport, active health and accessible recreation projects.

His advice has helped 13 of the top 20 places to be independently accredited as the most liveable places in the world.

Work

His current walking project portfolio is active in 83 countries.

Roles

Jim is the founder of Walk21 and supports the organisation’s network and activities.

Dr Rodney Tolley

 

Rodney taught active transport planning for 30 years at university level and is an author and speaker. He leads Walk21’s research work and provides quality control for conference content.

Florian Lorenz


Florian is a communications expert and urbanist supporting Walk21 with communications and campaigns.

Aida Kaffel Rodriguez

 

Aida is a Lawyer specialising in International Law, supporting Walk21 with research, data and policy analysis.

Janene Tuniz

 

Janene is a development and cooperation specialist working with Walk21 to secure sustainable financing for people that walk.

Carly Gilbert-Patrick

 

Carly is a policy specialist with expertise in road safety, air quality, climate change and walking and cycling, supporting Walk21 with initiatives in Africa.

Dr Stefan Steiniger


Stefan is a spatial data specialist and geographic information systems architect supporting Walk21 with the development of walkability measurement tools.

Martin Wedderburn

 

Martin is a transport planner with 15 years experience in planning, policy and robust analysis to generate creative solutions.  He helps Walk21 with expertise on measuring, modelling and evaluating walking.

Martha Giraldo

 

Martha is the Director General of FundaPeatón, the pedestrian advocacy organisation in Medellín, Colombia supporting Walk21 with the development of practical advocacy tools.

Gail Jennings

 

Gail is a social scientist, sustainable transport planner and PhD Candidate at the Centre for Transport Studies, University of Cape Town. She helps Walk21 with transport and behaviour change research.