Rosslyn Colderley, Sustrans

Company | Sustrans
Job Position | England North Director


Rosslyn has over thirty years’ experience of leading and managing teams in the commercial, public and voluntary sectors. Her career focuses on the heritage, environmental and transport sectors where she secures partnerships, delivers ambitious projects and transforms the way teams operate. Sustrans are the charity that makes it easier for people to walk and cycle. Sustrans North have pioneered an integrated approach; bringing together cycling and walking networks, collaborative design and behaviour change expertise to enable people to choose to travel actively for their shorter journeys.

Rosslyn designed the concept for the Isle of Man Active Travel Island, is convenor of the Walking and Cycling Alliance in Greater Manchester and a key advisor for Connecting Leeds Transport Strategy. She influences and inspires political support through the power of networks and collaboration, bringing her energy, resilience and determination to help create positive change.

Rosslyn especially loves audacious projects like Sustrans’ 16,000 mile National Cycle Network, used by millions of people – walking and cycling - every year. Previous projects include a Victorian Boat Lift restoration in Northwich and a floating visitor centre at Brockholes Nature Reserve near Preston. In her spare time, she is a Board Member and key advisor for the £11m redevelopment of the Octagon Theatre in Bolton and a leadership coach for the Pankhurst Trust.

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