Who's who

Chairman

  • Ryan Hutchison

    Technical Director

    Ryan Hutchison is a Technical Director with URS where he is responsible for the management and leadership of the Roads Scotland operating unit based in Glasgow and Inverness.

    Ryan Hutchison is a Technical Director with URS where he is responsible for the management and leadership of the Roads Scotland operating unit based in Glasgow and Inverness. He has over 30 years experience specialising in the planning, design, supervision and project management of major infrastructure projects.  He has worked in the transportation sector since graduating in 1982 and has extensive experience in all stages of road scheme development and implementation. 
     
    Ryan has been a member of the CIHT since 1997 and has been actively involved with the Central & Southern Scotland Branch Committee since 2007. In 2013 he served as Vice Chair of the Central and Southern Scotland Branch and became a Fellow of the CIHT.
     
     
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Vice Chairman

  • Steven Revill

    Director, Urban Tide

    Steven is Director of Smart Cities and Digital Consultancy, Urban Tide. He is a Smart Cities expert with over 9 years experience in the deliver of technology solutions.

    Steven is Director of Smart Cities and Digital Consultancy, Urban Tide.  He is a Smart Cities expert with over 9 years experience in the deliver of technology solutions to improve the operation and processes in the build environment.   Through Urban Tide he is currently producing a Smart Cities Self Assessment Framework for the Scottish Government expanding his knowledge and expertise in this area.
     
    Steven managed the delivery of Glasgow City Council's Open Data Portal including managing deployment and development in all stages of the data value chain reusing Enterprise Service products and applying new Enterprise and Open Source software to provide an end to end data solution. 

    Steven embarked on a career in Smart Cities through Intelligent Mobility where he worked for IBI Group and previously AECOM managing Intelligent Transport solutions for key clients.

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Immediate Past Chairman

  • Kevin Hamilton

    Kevin Hamilton

    Team Leader, Road Safety and Traffic Management, West Lothian Council

    Kevin is a Chartered Engineer currently working with West Lothian Council leading its Road Safety and Traffic Management team. This is a wide ranging role covering road safety engineering and audit

    Kevin is a Chartered Engineer currently working with West Lothian Council leading its Road Safety and Traffic Management team.   This is a wide ranging role covering road safety engineering and auditing, education, traffic management and parking.
     
    He has over 20 years experience in traffic and transportation engineering having worked for various local authorities in both Scotland and England.  Kevin also had a spell in research working for TRL Limited on a range of road safety projects for local and central government.
     
    Kevin has a degree in civil engineering, a postgraduate diploma in transportation engineering and gained Chartered Engineer status through the CIHT. Kevin also holds a Highways Agency approved Certificate Of Competence in Road Safety Audit and is a member of the Society of Road Safety Auditors (SoRSA).  He has been a member of the CIHT since 1997 and was elected to the branch committee in 2010.
     
    Outside of work, Kevin is an avid motorsports fan.
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Junior Vice Chairman

  • Richard Llewellyn

    Lecturer in Transportation Engineering, Edinburgh Napier University

    Richard is a Chartered Engineer with a wide range of experience in transport planning and engineering. He now works in higher education, lecturing in various modules at Edinburgh Napier University.

     Richard is a Chartered Engineer with a wide range of experience in transport planning and engineering.  His technical experience ranges from conceptual scheme design and public consultation to detailed design and civil engineering implementation. He has also written several technical standards and contributed to the development of transport policy.  He was elected to the branch committee in 2013 with the specific remit of meeting the training needs of members.
     
    He spent the first fifteen years of his career in consultancy, initially with Oscar Faber/FaberMaunsell (now AECOM) and latterly with Halcrow, where he led a team of over 25 Transport Planners across two offices.   Whilst in consultancy, he worked on a number of high profile projects including the Manchester M60 orbital motorway, Edinburgh and Nottingham Tram schemes, Edinburgh Congestion Charging and the Dubai Urban Traffic Control system.  He also managed a number of major framework contracts providing a wide range of transport planning and engineering support services to local authorities.  
     
    He now works in higher education, lecturing in various modules on the BEng/MEng Civil and Transportation Engineering and MSc Transport Planning and Engineering courses at Edinburgh Napier University.  He teaches both at Edinburgh Napier’s Merchiston Campus as well as the university’s partner institutions in Shanghai and Hong Kong.  He is an active researcher in transportation planning and engineering and his work is regularly published.
     
    In his free time, Richard enjoys the great Scottish outdoors and can usually be found skiing, walking, cycling or sailing whenever his family and work commitments allow.
     
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Secretary

  • Amy Phillips

    Amy Phillips

    Senior Transport Planner, Transport Scotland

    Amy is part of the Development Management team at Transport Scotland. She recently gained Chartered Transport Planning Professional status and serves as secretary to the Branch.

    Amy is part of the Development Management Team at Transport Scotland, having moved from the Technical Analysis Branch where she provided advice on, and input into, transport appraisal and other studies.

    Prior to this she was seconded to Transport Scotland as one of two Transport Scotland leads engaging with Planning Authorities in the preparation of their Development Plans.

    Prior to moving to the public sector Amy worked for consultancies where she undertook Transport Assessments and contributed to Strategic Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) Reports and other studies.

    She gained an  MSc(Eng) Transport Planning and Engineering at the University of Leeds, broadening her transport horizons having spent a number of years working in Network Rail’s Scottish Track Renewals Team assisting in developing the Scottish future track renewal workbank.

    Amy is the Branch Committee Honorary Secretary, having previously sat on the Branch Training and Recruitment Sub-Committee.  She has been a member of the Branch since 2007 and won the (then) IHT Young Transportation Professional of the Year in 2009, in recognition of her contribution to the Branch.

    Amy lives in Glasgow with her husband.

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Communications Officer

  • Douglas Gilmour

    UK & Ireland Key Account Manager - TomTom Global B.V.

    Douglas is a Transport Economist and Chartered Transport Planning Professional. With TomTom, he delivers traffic data, mapping and location-based products and solutions to firms in the UK & Ireland.

    Douglas is a Transport Economist and Chartered Transport Planning Professional. He currently works for TomTom, assisting Government and commercial organisations across a range of sectors by developing and providing traffic data, mapping and location-based solutions.
     

    Douglas previously worked for SIAS Ltd on secondment to Transport Scotland in their Major Transport Infrastructure Projects (MTRIPS) Directorate. In this role, he provided technical advice relating to transport modelling (LATIS) and appraisal of projects and policies. Prior to joining SIAS, Douglas completed a Masters in Transport Economics at the University of Leeds Institute for Transport Studies and accompanied his wife to live and work in Chile for 3 years. Prior to that he worked with Halcrow Group in London, now CH2M Hill.

    Outside of work, Douglas is kept busy by his two young children and when time allows, he enjoys swimming, sailing and hiking.

     

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Treasurer

  • Graeme Smith

    Graeme Smith

    Technical Director, Fairhurst

    Graeme is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution and presently Treasurer for the Branch. His work is predominantly in the fields of Health and Safety/CDM.

    Graeme is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution and Registered CDM Co-ordinator working on a wide variety of projects including major roads schemes.  Graeme serves on the Branch Committee in the role of Honorary Treasurer.  He is the Health and Safety/CDM Manager for Fairhurst and is based in the Dundee office.
     
    Working predominantly in the fields of health and safety and CDM, Graeme is involved with major roads and infrastructure projects such as the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements, the A9 Dualling (Glen Garry to Dalraddy) and the Upgrade of the A82 Tarbet – Inverarnan.  Previous projects include the Anchorage Investigation for the Forth Road Bridge which was a unique investigation to determine the condition of the anchorage   - the first time such an investigation had been carried out on a structure of this scale.
     
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Recruitment Officer

  • Stephen Davies

    Stephen Davies

    Road Safety Manager, Transport Scotland

    Stephen is a Chartered Engineer and is the Road Safety Manager at Transport Scotland. Through this role he is responsible for overseeing the delivery of road safety improvement programmes.

    Stephen is a Chartered Engineer and is the Road Safety Manager at Transport Scotland. Through this role he is responsible for overseeing the delivery of road safety improvement programmes in the North East and North West Regional Units .

    Before moving to Transport Scotland in 2013, Stephen was a Senior Transport Consultant at Jacobs where he undertook traffic and economic assessments for a range of transport schemes across the UK.

    Stephen joined the C&SS Branch Committee in 2010, and is the Branch Recruitment Officer.

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Events Coordinator

  • Richard Perry

    Richard Perry

    Engineer, Grontmij

    Richard graduated with a masters degree in Civil Engineering in 2008 and currently works with Grontmij in the transportation and mobility section.

    Richard graduated with a masters degree in Civil Engineering in 2008 and currently works with Grontmij in the transportation and mobility section.
     
    Richard contributes to all aspects of highway design and transport planning on a variety of projects, mainly in Scotland. In addition, Richard assists in managing the delivery of multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects. He is also involved with promoting graduate development within Grontmij’s Glasgow and Edinburgh offices.

    During his studies, Richard worked in local government and within a Transport Scotland Trunk Road maintenance contract. 
     
    Away from work, Richard attempts to play the fiddle.
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Committee Member

  • Claire Carr

    Director, Colin Buchanan

    Claire is a former Chairman of the Central and Southern Scotland Branch of the CIHT. She is the Board Director responsible for Colin Buchanan's operations in Scotland, Manchester and the West Midlands

    Claire is a former Chairman of the Central and Southern Scotland Branch of the CIHT. She is the Board Director responsible for Colin Buchanan's operations in Scotland, Manchester and the West Midlands. 
     
    Claire has over 25 years experience in transport planning and traffic engineering and started her career with TPA in London. She moved to Edinburgh in 1991 with TPA prior to their takeover by Oscar Faber (now AECOM). 
     
    Claire joined the Edinburgh office of Colin Buchanan in 2000 following a short spell of running her own business and took responsibility for Scotland in 2003. Claire specialises in development planning, policy research and sustainable travel. Current projects include the St James Quarter in Edinburgh, the Edinburgh BioQuarter, Glasgow Fort and Fort Kinnaird, a Travel Planning Framework for SEStran and the new acute Hospital at Larbert. 
     
    Claire takes a particular interest in the design of new developments and the role that transport has in creating high quality and sustainable places. She represented the profession on the steering group for the Scottish Government publication 'Designing Places'.
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  • Dhana Sekar

    Transport Planner, Jacobs

  • Dougie McDonald

    Director of Transport, Peter Brett Associates

    Dougie McDonald is an experienced Transportation Planning Professional (TPP) with wide ranging experience in transport planning.

    Dougie McDonald is an experienced Transportation Planning Professional (TPP) with wide ranging experience and knowledge in transport planning, transport modelling, transport assessments, public and stakeholder consultation, parking strategies, scheme appraisal, forecasting and economic evaluation. 

    He is a member of the TPP Professional Standards Committee.

    Dougie has regularly managed complex transport planning, modelling and appraisal projects involving multi-disciplinary teams including sub- or co-consultants, multi-organisation clients or projects involving public or stakeholder consultation.

    He has wide-ranging experience in transport modelling with multi-modal or mode-specific network models and micro-simulation models.  He has extensive knowledge of the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) and he has been involved in its application on many studies since it was first piloted on the Central Scotland Transport Corridor Studies which he managed. He has presented ‘best practice’ advice at STAG User Group meetings and regularly manages and directs STAG applications.

    Dougie leads the Scottish transport planning and economics team at Peter Brett Associates LLP (PBA) from their offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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  • Myles McGregor

    Senior Transport Planner, Curtins

  • Neil Johnstone

    European Director, CH2M Hill

  • Nicola Blainey

    Senior Traffic Engineer, CH2M Hill

    Nicola is a Chartered Engineer practicing in transport planning and traffic engineering.

    Nicola is a Chartered Engineer practicing in transport planning and traffic engineering. Since graduating in 2008, she has undertaken a number of secondments to other CH2M Hill offices, Transport Scotland, Glasgow City Council and Glasgow 2014 Ltd.
    Nicola is enthusiastic with good communication skills and a positive attitude that inspires confidence in others. She has a broad range of experience, including multi – disciplinary projects and working with contractors. She believes her success in these projects is a result of her adaptability, appreciation for issues/ risks in the wider context and her determination to deliver optimum solutions. Furthermore, she has contributed to Transport Design Guidance and written strategy documents that aimed to allow clients to efficiently procure projects with a clear scope. She is logical and able to provide innovative solutions with feasibility at the forefront of her mind.
    Nicola was elected to the branch committee in 2014 and is very keen to contribute to the training of our members. Nicola is also a leading member of CH2M Hill’s Junior Mid-level Professional Network and sits on Strathclyde University’s Civil & Environmental Engineering Industry Advisory Board.
    In her spare time Nicola is a fitness instructor and loves cooking, eating out, driving and skiing.”
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  • Russell Henderson

    Associate Director, AECOM

    Russell is an Associate Director with AECOM and is responsible for the daily management and technical operation of the AECOM Development team in Scotland.

    Russell has worked both in the public and private sector for over 12 years, starting with a short spell at The City of Edinburgh Council and then moving on to work for Boreham Consulting Engineers in 2003, initially working in highway design before concentrating on transport & development planning.  Following Boreham Consulting Engineers’ takeover by Waterman Group, Russell continued at Waterman based in both the Edinburgh and Glasgow offices until joining AECOM in January 2014. 

    Russell is responsible for the daily management and technical operation of the AECOM Development team based within AECOM’s three Scottish offices

    Russell has a Degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Strathclyde, and a Masters Degree in Transport Planning & Engineering from Edinburgh Napier University.   He is also currently working towards Chartered Engineer status through the CIHT. 

    He was elected to the Central & Southern Scotland branch committee in 2014, and sits on the programme and events sub-committee.

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  • Sandy Ross

    Operations Manager, Grontmij

    Sandy is currently responsible for Grontmij’s Transportation & Mobility Expertise Area in Scotland & Ireland.

    Sandy has a broad range of transport planning, engineering and project management experience, taking an active role in their design and development from conception to completion. 
     
    Sandy has been actively involved with Central & Southern Scotland Branch Committee since 1994 where he has fulfilled a variety of roles including the introduction of a mentoring scheme for potential Professional Review candidates. In 2003/04 Sandy was Branch Chairman. He has been the Branch Representative on CIHT Council since 2008.
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  • Susan Darroch

    Transport Planning Officer, Stirling Council

Branch Rep to Council

  • Andrew Davidson

    Andrew Davidson

    Head of Standards, Transport Scotland

    Andrew is a Chartered Engineer and Transport Planning Professional working for Transport Scotland in its Trunk Road and Bus Operations Directorate.

    As Head of Standards, Andrew is responsible for DMRB geometric design standards across Scotland’s trunk road and motorway networks, including the determination of Departures from Standards, as well as providing advice and guidance on traffic signing. Andrew also has responsibility for the development and implementation of Scotland specific design guidance such as Cycling By Design, Inclusive Design as set out in the Roads for All Good Practice Guide and policy and guidance on Tourist Signing.

    In previous roles with Transport Scotland, Andrew has led on Development Planning, representing Transport Scotland in its ‘Key Agency’ role, provided advice and expertise on transport appraisal (STAG), national transport and land-use modelling tools (LATIS), and the Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR).

    In the course of a career starting in 1982, Andrew has worked in the disciplines of civil engineering, traffic and transportation engineering, and transport planning with Transport Scotland, East Ayrshire Council, Strathclyde Regional Council and W&J Barr and Sons (Scotland) Limited.

    Andrew has a Masters Degree in Transport Planning and Engineering from Napier University and in 2007 was awarded CEng through the Institution of Highways and Transportation. In 2009, Andrew gained the TPP qualification through CIHT after following the Senior Route procedure.
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Past Presidents

  • David Anderson

    David Anderson

    Head of Planning and Design, Transport Scotland

    David joined IHT Council in 2007 and was President of the Institution 2012-13. He has worked at Transport Scotland since 2007 and now heads up their planning and design team.

    David joined Transport Scotland in 2007 as Head of Transport Economics, Analysis and Research as directed the Forth Replacement Crossing Study, Strategic Transport Projects Review and continues responsibility for transport appraisal tools including LATIS and STAG. He was previously with consultants Arup and Halcrow.
    David has over 25 years’ experience, and sponsors the major roads programmes in Scotland including the upgrading to dual carriageway of the A9 and A96.
    David joined IHT Council in 2007 and was President of the Institution 2012-13.
    He is also a past Chairman of the Central & Southern Scotland Branch, having served on the Branch committee since 1999.
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