Who's Who?

Details of the 2017-18 CIHT East of England Committee are available below:


  • Andrew Denman

    Andrew Denman

    Operations Director

    A Chartered Civil Engineer & Operations Director with experience leading large highway contracts. Involved with CIHT throughout his career he is keen to support members professional development.

    Andrew is an ambitious Chartered Civil Engineer and Operations Director with experience leading a variety of design, construction and maintenance contracts primarily within the highway sector.

    Andrew’s career began delivering major infrastructure projects for Hochtief UK, after which he moved to Carillion as Operations Manager on Highways England’s Area 8, MAC. He progressed to Senior Contract Manager and Contract Director managing term contracts for LHAs in Warwickshire, Suffolk and Surrey. Andrew then moved to the integrated highway services market with Atkins and Skanska as Business Director, leading Cambridgeshire Highways.

    Andrews current role is Operations Director for Ringway Jacobs leading the highway business for a number of LHA clients in the UK.

    Andrew has been involved with the CIHT throughout his career and has recently been appointed as the Regional Chair for the East of England.

    Andrew is married with three teenage daughters, living in Cambridgeshire   


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  • Amanda Mays

    Amanda Mays

    Asset Manager (Footways, Drainage and Street Furniture)

    Amanda is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 30 years of experience in minerals extraction, construction and highways.

    Amanda is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 30 years of experience in minerals extraction, construction and highways. She has been an active member of the institution for many years, and took on the role of  Branch, now Regional, Secretary in 2010.

    During the 1990s she was site engineer on many large building projects in the region including The Forum, Norwich Castle and many large commercial building and infrastructure developments. In 2001 she joined Cambridgeshire County Council Highways and for 15 years specialised in road accident investigation, road safety audit and delivery of accident remedial projects. In 2016 Amanda joined Suffolk Highways and is currently asset Manager for Highways drainage, footways and street furniture. 



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  • Dave Boddy

    Professional Services Manager, Skanska

    Dave is an experienced Transport Planner with 30 years’ experience.

    Dave has over 30 years’ experience as a transport planner. His career started with West Yorkshire Metropolitan County Council and then Cambridgeshire, before moving across into the private sector; first with Atkins and now with Skanska.  He is based in Peterborough, where he is Skanska’s technical lead for transport planning across their business.

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Communications & Web Officer

  • Tim Hornby

    Transport Planner

    Tim is a Transport Planner with 4 years experience in transport planning for a wide variety of project sizes across the east of England.

Events Coordinator

  • Alistair McBeath

    Service Director, Lafarge Tarmac

    Alistair has been employed in a wide variety of roles including Service Director, General Manager, Regional Manager, Project Manager in his 20+ year career.

    Alisatir has worked in the highways related industry private sector for the last 20 years mainly in the South and East of England.

    During that time he has worked in a number of roles from general site supervision and management on highways related projects through to managing key supplier arrangements in Local Authority and TFL service contracts. More recently his role has moved into more General Management of regional businesses.

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Recruitment Officer

  • David Sprunt

    Transportation Strategy & Engagement Manager Essex County Council

    David's career has spanned over 25 years and has experience of many local authorities. He has worked on transportation strategies and local plans.

    I have worked in most areas of the Highways and Transportation field for over 25 years.  My career has spanned a number of local authorities including Dyfed CC, Oxfordshire CC and Norfolk CC and I have also been seconded to MottMacDonald consultants.  I have worked on a number of cutting edge and European projects including Quiet lanes, Mixed priority streets and Civitas.  I currently work for Essex County Council with a wide remit looking at everything from Major highway schemes from identification to securing funding to delivery, dealing with Transportation Strategies, and Local Plans across the West of Essex.  I have been involved with CIHT since 1999 when I joined the East Anglian Branch where I have carried out every role (except Treasurer) having also been Chair for 2 years.  I have served on Council and many Boards and Panels of the Institution over trhe years and I am currently on the Urban Design Panel and the Self Assessment Panel looking at professional review process.  I was recently active in chairing the working group leading to the setting up of the East of England Region, where I was very pleased to be elected as Vice Chair.  I hope to continue to be able to serve the Institution and to be proactive in ensuring the success of the new Region.  


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Committee Member

  • David Burt

  • Grahame Bygrave

    Highways Area Manager, Norfolk County Council

    Grahame works at Norfolk County Council as a Highways Area Manager

    Grahame started his career in the private sector working for various consulting civil engineering firms in both London & Norwich. During this time he gained experience in major road construction, highway maintenance, bridge engineering and project management of flood defence schemes. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and currently works for Norfolk County Council as a Highways Area Manager. In addition to this role, he is responsible for the Councils Highways Apprentice & Trainee Technician programme.

    Grahame has been a committee member since 2015.

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  • Howard Cooke

    Managing Director, Asphalt Reinforcement Services

  • Mark Stevens

    Assistant Director Operational Highways, Suffolk County Council

    Mark is Suffolk County Council’s Assistant Director Operational Highways. He has 35 years experience in both highways and transportation services.

    His 35-year local government career spans both highways and transportation services, securing funding for and overseeing a wide range of highway, civil and municipal engineering schemes, as well as a focus on regeneration and economic growth. His previous local authorities have included Leicestershire County, Peterborough City and Luton Borough Councils, preceded by over 10 years at the London Borough of Southwark

    Mark was instrumental in creating and developing the Midlands Highways Alliance, a multi-award winning, ground-breaking collaboration between 20 local authorities. Mark is the Secretary to the ADEPT Engineering Board and is also a co-opted member of the Highway Term Maintenance Association’s ‘Service Delivery Group.’ He was a member of the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme’s Design Assurance Group and is currently working with Cranfield University exploring future highway service delivery models.


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  • Mike Bordiss

    Independent Consultant

    Mike is an independent consultant providing strategic management and technical advice to governments, councils and the private sector.

    Mike is an independent consultant providing strategic management and technical advice to governments, councils and the private sector. He has strong experience in strategic and operational public sector management, extensive background in highway management and
    involvement in a number of key national projects.

    Mike has chaired the UK Roads Board, the cross industry Highways Efficiency Liaison Group, and the Roads Board Advisory Group.

    Mike is a Fellow of the Institution and an elected member of Council. He also a member of the Learned Society and Technical Strategy Board, the Audit Committee and the Procurement and Delivery Panel, and has been chair of the East Midland Branch.

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  • Nick Tupper

    Nick Tupper

    Assistant Director - Highways

    Nick has been in the industry for over 37 years, he is a long standing CIHT committee member and a member of the ADEPT Engineering Board.

    Nick has been involved in the construction industry for 37 years, starting as a graduate engineer working on a number of motorway projects including M25, A1(M), M42 and M5, before moving into highways in local government.

    He has worked for Norfolk County Council since 1993 and his current role is Assistant Director- Highways, having responsibility for the area based teams as well as county wide activities that include design, developer services, flood and water management, street lighting, intelligent transport systems and winter gritting.

    Nick is a member of ADEPT Engineering Board.

    A committee member since 2010, he became East Anglia Branch Chair in 2012 and has been on East of England committee since the new region was formed.

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  • Tim Bowes

    Tim Bowes

    Technical Manager and CDM Co-ordinator

    Tim began his career in local government with Cambridgeshire before moving to Atkins in 1995. He has been involved in projects of all scales, currently providing technical guidance &CDM Co-ordination

    Tim began his career in local government with Cambridgeshire County Council before moving to Atkins in 1995. A senior highway designer, he has been involved in projects of all scales within the region and nationally, from minor improvements and accident remedial schemes to motorway upgrades and maintenance commissions, specialising also in safety engineering and more recently providing technical guidance and as a CDM Co-ordinator.

    He was a member of the East Midland Branch committee for 20 years, many of which serving as firstly programme secretary and then organiser of the annual dinner dance event before becoming Chairman in 2008.

    Outside work he is a keen musician and enjoys walking.

    Email: tim.bowes@atkinsglobal.com

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Young Professional Chair

  • Maamle Okutu

    Maamle Okutu

    How becoming Chartered led to a promotion.

    My interest in engineering began at a rather tender age growing up in Ghana with an engineer father and having had the opportunity to visit the projects he worked on.

    I started paying attention to engineering in the broad sense and this informed my decision to study a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Whilst studying, I got involved in working on a number of different projects ranging from road infrastructure schemes to port expansion projects. What really drew me to Highway Engineering was a socio-economic survey I assisted with in some rural communities in Ghana. This made me realise how important basic access roads were to people in poverty stricken areas and the positive influence I could have on the lives on these people by helping to provide them with good roads.
    After completing my degree, I worked with the Department of Feeder Roads in Ghana where I was involved in the construction and maintenance of local road networks. In order to broaden my experience internationally, I left Ghana for England where I worked with Mouchel Group on a number of major maintenance and Local Authority schemes.

    I then joined AECOM (at the time Scott Wilson which later became URS) and that is when I began to realise the importance of a professional qualification. The support I got from AECOM in order to achieve this was immense. I enrolled on a part-time master’s programme at Newcastle University whilst still working full time in order to meet the educational benchmark required for gaining CEng accreditation. Working in highway and road safety engineering also enabled me to gain membership of the Society of Road Safety Auditors.

    I gained my CEng accreditation with the CIHT in 2014 which resulted in my promotion at work.

    The qualifications I have gained are recognised in industry and most clients I work for demand the professional qualification because it gives them the confidence that the people who provide services to them are competent. Having recognised the benefit of becoming chartered, I have started mentoring colleagues to also gain their professional qualification. I have applied to the CIHT to become a reviewer for the Engineering Council and have undertaken the training required.
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Locan Cup Captain

  • David Bennison