Who's who London Committee

Chair

  • Nick Ruxton-Boyle

    Nick Ruxton-Boyle

    Chief Transport Planner,London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

    Nick joined Hammersmith & Fulham Council in 2002 as a graduate transport planner following two years working in the private sector. He has worked on a number of high profile development projects since including the first Westfield Shopping Centre in London and more recently on a number of London Plan Opportunity Areas including Old Oak the largest in the capital. He took a year out in 2012 to be the Council's Olympic Programme Manager, as well as a Gamesmaker, and is currently working on a tunnel replacement for the Hammersmith Flyover. Having gained his TPP in 2013 he is now a mentor for the qualification and enjoys working with young professionals in the industry. He sits on the Transportation Professional Panel. 

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Vice Chair

  • Stelios Rodoulis

    Stelios Rodoulis

    Inside Sales Coordinator, Jacobs

    Stelios is currently a member of the Jacobs’ Sales & Innovation team after working as a Transport Planner for the London Olympics and Jacobs for the last six years. He provides strategic advice to Jacobs’ clients, with regards to innovation and planning for Autonomous Vehicles.

    Stelios’ academic background includes transport and urban planning after graduating from the London School of Economics and Westminster University. Stelios is a transport generalist with a passion for technology, especially Autonomous Vehicle technology and how it impacts on cities. Stelios has written articles and presented at conferences and universities on this topic. The aim is to inform and educate new generations of transport professionals on the disruption this technology will bring.

    He is a forward looking individual with a keen eye for the bigger picture, especially with regards to the interaction of urban and transport planning with technology. Stelios is currently Vice Chair of the Greater London Region and has been a member of the CIHT for the past seven years. 

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Secretary

  • Ross Corben

    Ross Corben

    Engineer, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

     

    Ross Corben has worked for Westminster City Council's term traffic and transportation consultants since February 2003. He continues to work on a variety of transport schemes including streetscape improvements, parking, traffic management (safety), and cycling studies. Previous experience has included cycling work for the Corporation of the City of London, Transport for London and for the London Borough of Lewisham and a short period at the London Borough of Harringey after graduating with an MSc from Imperial College in 2002. He has been a member of the CIHT since 2004 and has sat on the Greater London Branch Committee since 2008.

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Honorary Treasurer

  • Georges Mikhael

    Georges Mikhael

    Design Engineer, Motion

    Georges has over 5 years’ experience working on site and consultancy, within the public and private sectors. Georges is currently employed as a design engineer, working for transport planning, civils and infrastructure design company, Motion, in their Guildford office. Georges specialises in infrastructure design within areas of flood risk, as well as flood risk modelling, mitigations and resistance / resilience. Additionally, Georges undertakes engineering projects associated with the design of highways as well as hydraulic structures.

    Georges is a member of multiple institutes and is very active within the engineering society. He regularly attends events and talks held by the individual institutes, as well as organising events with the CIHT. Outside of work, Georges is completing an Msc in Structural Design, and is interested in topics such as contamination and contaminated land remediation, substructure and seismic design, construction law and contracts."

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Professional Development

  • Michelle Wood

    Michelle Wood

    Head of Technical Development, PTRC

    Michelle joined PTRC in September 2015 with a remit to enlarge their portfolio of training courses for the transport planning and highway industry both in UK and overseas. She is an experienced transport planner and traffic engineer with over 25 years experience in managing and leading single and multi-disciplinary projects for both public and private sector clients. She has lived and worked in UK, Finland, China (including Hong Kong), Singapore, Bangladesh, Uganda and Guyana.

    As the Region’s professional development officer, Michelle mentor-match’s candidates to mentors for both the engineering and planning qualifications, working closely with Britannia Walk. She is an active member of the London Region for the past 23 years.  Michelle is a TPP Reviewer and a Mentor for candidates aspiring to gain the qualification. She was the Branch Chair from 2010 to 2012.

     

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Recruitment Officer

  • Melissa Vento

    Melissa Vento

    Senior Transport Planner, Odyssey

    Melissa is a Senior Transport Planner at Odyssey, based in their London Office. Melissa has over 7 years’ experience in the planning and transport planning industry, in both public and private sectors, gained through working across the fields of development control and transport development planning with some experience in strategic modelling. Melissa’s time spent in transport planning and town planning has enabled her to gain wide ranging project exposure. This has aided her to develop broad expertise in a number of fields including planning enforcement, development control, travel planning, sustainable transport, however Melissa currently specialises in transport and development planning at Odyssey.

    Her transport and development planning experience has included the preparation of Transport Assessments and Travel Plans for a variety of land uses. Many of the projects involve a key component of encouraging sustainable travel and reducing the need to travel by car. Melissa has provided technical and project management support to many projects and a wide range of other commissions.

    Melissa is a member of the CIHT for the past 6 years and regularly attends the events organised by the CIHT Greater London Region. She joined the Greater London Committee in 2012.

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Regional Delegate to Council & Web Officer

Web Officer

  • Mala Bhardwa

    Mala Bhardwa

    Senior Transport Planner, Atkins

    Mala is a Senior Transport Planner at Atkins’s London office and has 10 years’ experience in the transport planning sector, having worked in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Her main areas of specialism are travel planning, sustainable transport, transport strategy/research and policy development/ implementation. Mala is also developing additional interests in airport development/surface access, clean fuels/vehicles and transport and technology.

    Mala joined the Committee in 2015 and is one of the Committee’s Web Officers. 

     

     

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  • Matt Harris

    Matt Harris

    Senior Transport Planner, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

    Matt is a Senior Transport Planner working for the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham as a secondee from Project Centre Ltd.  He has more than 11 years’ experience working for both private and public sector clients and specialises in transport policy and projects, road safety, highway design, development control, non-motorised users, stakeholder engagement and travel planning.  His experience working for a large variety of clients has enabled him to see transport planning from various angles and areas of interest.

    Matt volunteers as an Ambassador for the Mayor's Team London programme and is a member of GoodGym Lambeth.

    He is currently working toward completion of the TPP qualification.

     

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Committee Member

  • Andreas Markides

    Andreas Markides

    Director, Markides Associates

    Andreas is a chartered civil engineer with a masters in Transport Planning from Imperial College. After a time working for Peter Brett Associates he spent 22 years with Colin Buchanan, rising to become chairman of Colin Buchanan from 2011 to 2013. He is now director at Markides Associates, having started the company in October 2016.

    Andreas has worked on many masterplanning projects, urban extensions and town centre regeneration schemes. He has been expert witness at numerous public inquiries. He is also a founding member of the Academy of Urbanism and a Trustee of the Chartered institution of Highways and Transportation.

    In his spare time, Andreas likes to spend time with his wife and four children and read books. He is a keen traveler. 

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  • Cedric Kwok

    Cedric Kwok

    Engineer, Atkins

    Cedric is a Chartered Engineer, with Atkins, with a focus in the design and implementation of urban highway and public realm schemes, improving quality of public space and balancing the needs of different users in urban environment. He has a strong interest in technology both at and off work, and is actively engaging with technologies from varies industries and applying them to raise the standard of the design and delivery of public realm projects.

    Cedric joined the London region committee since 2016 with the aim to make a positive impact to CIHT as well as the transportation industry.

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  • Dan Chalk

    Dan Chalk

    Senior Town Planner, Network Rail

    Dan is a Senior Town Planner for Network Rail.  He is currently working to deliver a number of rail infrastructure projects across the south-east of England, with a particular focus and interest on the Level Crossing Risk Reduction Programme.  Dan has worked in both the private and public sectors, beginning his career with a planning & transport consultancy delivering residential and sports stadia schemes, before moving to Gloucestershire County Council to assess major applications in their Highways Development Management team.

    As well as being a London Committee member of the CIHT, Dan is an active member of the Institute of Highway Engineers, and a Chartered Town Planner and member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.  Dan seeks to promote collaborative partnerships between the different disciplines and bridge the knowledge and communication gaps between transport & spatial planning professionals in road and rail organisations.

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  • Jacqui Wilkinson

    Jacqui Wilkinson

    Jacqui Wilkinson is a director of Beyond Engagement,

    Jacqui Wilkinson is a director of Beyond Engagement, a change management consultancy where she specialises in transport and environmental policy. She has collaborated with national and local government across Britain and Ireland in developing and introducing sustainable transport schemes.

    She has 30 years’ experience working as a transport policy specialist both in the Highways Agency and Department for Transport, where she concluded her Civil Service career as Head of Sustainable Travel Initiatives.

    She has a doctorate from London University, researching the role of networks in developing transport policy. She continues to combine her work with Beyond Engagement with academic study and university lecturing on transport policy. She is passionate about facilitating knowledge transfer between academia, politicians and officials. She is an active contributor to research in this area and has given numerous presentations internationally.

    Previously, Jacqui held the posts of Treasurer and Vice-Chair of the Greater London Branch. She is a founding member of CIHT’s Sustainable Transport Panel and co-authored the Institution’s publications on ‘Climate Change & Sustainable Transport’ (2008) and ‘Smarter Travel Guide’ (2009). She is a mentor for the Transport Planning Professional Qualification.

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  • John Richardson

    John Richardson

    Head of Technical Development Dervices to Colas

    John Richardson is a Chartered Chemist and Chartered Engineer (Energy Institute). He is head of technical development services to Colas for their operations in Great Britain and Isle of Man. He had spent 23 years with George Wimpey Company involved with quality control, quality management, research and development, and overseas contracting. He transferred to Tarmac Quarry Products following a company asset swap where he spent 4 years mainly involved in design and evaluation of pavements, before joining Colas Ltd in 2000. He is a member of various committees of trade associations and standards-making bodies. He has contributed to various published papers, including co-author of the textbook Asphalts in Road Construction, and was recently awarded the William Webb Prize as co-author of the best paper in the Transport journal at the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is an active member of the committees of the CIHT London Region and Construction Materials Group of the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI).  He recently received the George Bessey Award at the SCI.

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  • Ken Huddart

    Ken Huddart

    Ken Huddart, MA, FIET, FICE, FCIHT, ASoRSA,

    Technical highlights.

    Born 1933, S. India,

    1951, coded first recorded computer music (Manchester MADM),

    1953/4, Lt. Royal Signals,

    1957, MA (Cantab), First Honours, Physics and Natural Sciences,

    1959, Reyrolle, Nuclear Reactor Safety Systems,

    1961, Reyrolle, Switchgear Research, 400kV short line faults,

    1962, CEGB, proposed metal clad SF6 substations,

    1964, CEGB, lead for 500MW HVDC link Kingsnorth to Beddington & Willesden,

    1965, CEGB, proposed automatic reclosing of transmission line faults,

    1966-1986, GLC, computerised signals, bus lanes, road safety, cycling projects, Chief Traffic Engineer, Blackwall Tunnel part-time tidal flow,

    1972, GLC, conversion of Oxford Street to bus and taxi operation

    1972, GLC, third party traffic signal maintenance,

    1974-1985, 20 World Bank and UN projects,

    1974-1988, IET, Chaired International Conference, Road Traffic Information and Control, Founded Professional Group on Land Transport Electronics and Control

    1986-1994, Hong Kong, Tuen Mun tram traffic control, tunnel projects, Lion Rock Tunnel part-time tidal flow, toll plazas,

    1993, LOSPEED, Lothian speed cameras,

    1994, Birmingham traffic calming,

    1995-2000 N Ireland and Jerusalem, TRANSYT training,

    1998, Banbridge, designed and introduced traffic control,

    1995-2003, UK cities including Croydon, tram traffic control,

    2001-2004, CIHT, Chaired Greater London Branch

    1996-1998, SE&NE London and Greater Manchester bus priority,

    2000-2012, Poland, motorway toll plazas,

    2003, London, congestion charging,

    2007, London, Ibus.

     

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  • Paul Clifford

    Director, Mott MacDonald

    Paul has worked in transport planning for over 31 years, with experience gained in both local authority and consultant private practice covering both UK and overseas projects. He has specialised in pedestrian capacity assessments and simulation, in which he has directed the development of packages such as PEDROUTE and more recently Mott MacDonald’s in-house STEPS pedestrian simulation software. He has been responsible for the improved application of innovation in delivery of technical services to clients, including the development and BIM integration of STEPS, and collaborative research between industry and academia. Paul takes an active role in professional institutions and encourages younger staff in their career development, through both technical development and professional involvement.

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  • Peter Brown

    Peter Brown

    'Peter has some 45 years experience in traffic and transport engineering, both in the public and private sectors.

    'Peter has some 45 years experience in traffic and transport engineering, both in the public and private sectors. His career commenced with the GLC where sponsorship led to a masters in Transport Engineering. A senior role in high profile consultancy projects in the Middle and Far East followed. He returned to London in the 1990s to become an Assistant Director in the Office of the Traffic Director for London. Peter became Transport for London's first Director of Traffic Management, eventually retiring as Chief Operating Officer (Streets) at TfL. Peter is a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer of CIHT.'

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  • Philip Loy

    Philip Loy

    Principal Engineer, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

    Philip Loy is a Principal Engineer at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, project managing cycle schemes. His specialism is cycle planning and design, having previously developed cycle projects at SKM/ Colin Buchanan, Project Centre, and the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Philip's experience includes design studies for the London Cycling Network (LCN+), Transport for London’s Red Route network (TLRN), and various projects and schemes for local authorities in London, the UK, and abroad. Philip has given several presentations on cycle planning and design at international conferences such as Velo City, and completed an MSc in Transport Engineering and Planning in 2014

     

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  • Sarah Hoad

    Sarah Hoad

    Transport Planner, TfL

    Sarah is a planner at Transport for London (Borough Planning), having previously worked in the private sector for four years and completing an MSc in Transport Planning and Management at the University of Westminster. Her main areas of specialism include development and travel planning for a range of schemes across London and the wider South East. This includes a number of major development schemes and transport projects in south London and involvement in key policy work towards the new London Plan and Mayors Transport Strategy, which has led to specific policy interests around air quality, electric vehicles and healthy routes to schools as part of TfL’s ‘Healthy Streets’ framework.

    Sarah has been a member of the CIHT as part of the South East Region since 2012 and recently joined the London Region Committee in summer 2016 having a keen interest to develop skills for young professionals including networking opportunities and progression towards the TPP qualification. Other areas of interest include her role as a volunteer within the British Red Cross providing Event First Aid services.

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Young Professionals Committee Member

  • Christina Spiliopoulou

    Christina Spiliopoulou

    Transport Planner, Arup

    I am a Transport Planner currently working at the Transport Consulting Team of Arup. I have eight years of experience in the U.K. and overseas. My background is on Survey Engineering and GIS. I am excited by the human side of planning for transport and I believe that it is an imperative to look at the bigger picture of what we are doing in our day-to-day work.  I therefore have developed a breadth of skills on transport planning including collecting, analysing and interpreting traffic data, representing traffic networks, micro simulation traffic modelling, preparation of transport assessments, preparing maps and visualisations. I am specialised in micro-simulation modelling and have a developing interest in new technologies and the integration of autonomous vehicles in the current transport system.

    I joined the CIHT committee in 2015 as a member of the Young Professionals Committee and I now also have responsibilities on liaising with the other transport societies. I hope to help organise events that will help all members of the CIHT grow professional as well as promote the growth of our profession.

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  • Daniel Tarry

    Daniel Tarry

    Assistant Engineer, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

    Since September 2014 Daniel has working in the Development Planning (Transport) Team at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. Daniel has predominantly been working in the field of Transport Modelling as a SATURN Modeller working on a number of schemes of national significance (A1 Newcastle and Ipswich Wet Dock Crossing) to support Outline Business Cases. Daniel takes a key interest in transport developments, particularly relating to cycling and sustainable travel choices.

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  • Gemma Bouchereau

    Gemma Bouchereau

    Works Coordination and Permitting Officer, TfL

    Gemma Bouchereau is a Works Coordinator at Transport for London. This involves assessing permit applications for street works in South West London, as well as assessing traffic management plans for utility works and attending regular stakeholder and Highway Authority meetings to facilitate the permitting process. Her specialisms include permit related legislation and network impact management, and she is planning to gain some more qualifications this year to further develop her industry knowledge.

    Gemma joined the CIHT London committee in August 2016 as a regional member, and the first event she arranged was related to the field of cycling.

    She obtained a degree in Translation and Interpreting and in 2013 finished her MA in Translation. In her spare time she enjoys baking, arts and crafts and running challenges, and is hoping to do her first half marathon by the end of 2017. 

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  • Kristina Coxall

    Kristina Coxall

    Consultant, Project Centre Limited

    Kristina is a consultant at Project Centre Limited based in their Central London office with a Geography and Geology honours degree from the University of Brighton.  Kristina joined PCL as part of their graduate scheme which has enabled her to gain experience in Regeneration, Public Realm, Transport Planning, Traffic Engineering and Parking within the company.

    Kristina has been involved in a variety of projects and gained experienced in town centre regeneration, community engagement, cycling schemes (including Mini Holland), designing traffic schemes, 20mph schemes, CPZ consultations within London as well as drafting Traffic Management Orders, CAD design and Geographic Information System projects.  Whilst in Transport Planning and Regeneration Kristina has developed her skills writing Transport Statements, Travel Plans and organising events and innovative community engagement activities.  Kristina’s interests are in regeneration, event engagement and transport planning.

    She became a graduate member of CIHT in 2015 and has attended many events organised by the CIHT London Branch and joined the Young Professionals Committee in 2016

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  • Louise Dell

    Louise Dell

    Transport Planner, Caneparo Associates Ltd

    Louise is a Transport Planner at Caneparo Associates Ltd (formally Transport and Travel Planning Consulting). Working alongside colleagues, Louise has gained experience working on a number small to large scale projects in various boroughs around London, as well as other counties in England.

    Louise’s time spent in the transport planning sector, as well as in other industries has enabled her to gain a wide range of skills and experience. This includes thorough understanding of transport policy, local transport modelling, transport assessments, travel plans and construction management plans.

    She is currently working toward completion of the TPP qualification and regularly attends CIHT events. She recently joined the Greater London Committee as well as the Young Professionals Committee to represent the members of the institution.

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