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Profile of registrant

Christopher Irwin

Identification number in the register: 89478981404-95
Registration date: 20/03/09 16:50:00

The information on this organisation was last modified on 24/02/14 14:18:31
The date of the last annual update was 24/02/14 14:15:44

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Christopher Irwin
Legal status: Self employed
Website address:


Section: I - Professional consultancies/law firms/self-employed consultants
and more precisely: Self-employed consultants

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Christopher Irwin
Position: European Transport Policy Consultant

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Christopher Irwin
Position: Vice President

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: Bourton Ho Bourton Road Bourton
Devizes SN10 2LQ
Telephone number: (+44) 7900218290
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Transport policy analysis & Promotion of the interests of users and potential users of public (collective) transport.
Level of interests represented:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 1
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Promotion of passengers' rights in all modes of public transport and championing the case for putting users at the heart of transport policy making.

Contribution to work of ERRAC on research and innovation strategy.

Contribution to the work of UNIFE in developing proposals for Shift2Rail.

Contribution to SPIDER research project.

Contribution to Grona Taget project.

Contribution to USEmobility project.

Contribution to SHIFTmobility project

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Vice Chair of the European Passengers' Federation, a network of more than 30 public transport users' organisations currently drawn from nineteen European states.

European policy adviser to Passenger Focus, the statutory independent rail, bus and coach passenger watchdog in Great Britain, focused on getting the best deal for passengers.

Director of TravelWatch SouthWest, a community interest company that promotes the interests of public transport users in the South West of England.

Member of the European Rail Research Advisory Council

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2012 - 03/2013
Share of turnover related to representing interests to EU institutions on behalf of clients:
50000  € - 100000  €

Clients with turnover below 50000 €.
  • European Passengers' Federation
  • Passenger Focus
  • TravelWatch SouthWest
  • UIC

Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Reimbursement of certain specific and actual travel and subsistence expenses received from EU institutions - principally European Rail Agency in relation to participation as Chairof the Agency's Administrative Board but also for speaking at workshops and conferences convened by European Commission, Economic & Social Committee and European Parliament.

Christopher Irwin was appointed Head of the UK delegation to the Franco-British Intergovernmental Commission on the Fixed Link by the UK Secretary of State for Transport for a three year period from 17th September 2012 on the advice of the Office of Rail Regulation. The IGC is the body created under the Treaty of Canterbury to supervise the construction and operation of the Channel Tunnel. It is the Safety Authority and the Independent Rail Regulator for the Fixed Link. It is expected that these tasks absorb around 70 working days a year, for which he is employed by the ORR at a gross daily rate of £600.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.