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Duncan Buchanan joined the RHA as Deputy Policy Director in August 2016 from the Department for Transport, where he worked for the freight division for most of the last 10 years. He was appointed as Policy Director in July 2017.
Prior to joining the RHA he was Head of the Operator Licensing and Roadworthiness branch for several years where he led on Operator Licensing policy, including implementation of EU regulations. He has worked with Ministers, Traffic Commissioners, DVSA, Trade Bodies, industry and others on a wide range of road freight issues.
Duncan led the UK negotiations on the European Commission roadworthiness package between 2012 and 2014 and was Vice Chairman of the International Transport Forum Road Committee from early 2014 until March 2016. Prior to joining the Department for Transport, Duncan worked for the Strategic Rail Authority and spent a number of years working for international freight businesses in commercial and operational roles covering sea, air and land transport.