Who's who

Chair

  • Hayley Palmer

    Hayley Palmer

    Hayley is a Senior Engineer at Systra Ltd, with 10 years' experience within the Highways and Transportation sector.

    Hayley is a Senior Engineer at Systra Ltd, with 10 years' experience within the Highways and Transportation sector. Hayley has previously worked for Liverpool City Council working in Traffic Management and Knowsley MBC working in the Traffic Signals Department. In 2014 Hayley joined JMP Consultants Ltd based in Liverpool as an Engineer working on various highways schemes, traffic signals design and modelling. JMP Consultants became Systra Ltd in 2016. Hayley has a BSc (Hons) degree in Geography and an MSc in Transport Planning and Engineering and has been a member of the CIHT since 2008. Hayley was Chair of the Young Professionals Committee 2011-2015.

     

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Vice Chair

  • Amy Leather

    Amy Leather

    Amy is a Principal Transport Planner at Arcadis in Warrington, before which she spent eight years working on a variety of transport planning projects in Mott MacDonald’s London, and Singapore offices

    Amy is a Principal Transport Planner at Arcadis in Warrington, before which she spent eight years working on a variety of transport planning projects in Mott MacDonald’s London, Liverpool and Singapore offices. Amy specialises in transport strategy and policy development, business case development and Travel Demand Management. She has a significant amount of international experience in behaviour change programmes through her work in developing and delivering a Transport Mobility Management strategy on behalf of the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport and in supporting the delivery of the Sydney Travel Choices programme on behalf of Transport for New South Wales. Amy has a Master’s degree in Geography from the University of Cambridge and served as Secretary of the CIHT North West Region for two years prior to her election as Vice Chair.

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Secretary

  • Lindsey MacDonald

    Lindsey MacDonald

    Lindsey is a Chartered Engineer with 13 years’ experience in Transport Planning and Engineering

    Lindsey is a Chartered Engineer with 13 years’ experience in Transport Planning and Engineering.  She studied Civil Engineering at the University of Liverpool and subsequently undertook an MSc in Transport Engineering and Planning at the University of Salford.  Lindsey currently works at Warrington Borough Council as a Principal Transport Planner following 12 years' working in consultancy.

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Treasurer

  • Richard Manock

    Richard Manock

    16 years postgraduate experience and nearly 2 years of undergraduate work placements in departments of both statutory

    16 years postgraduate experience and nearly 2 years of undergraduate work placements in departments of both statutory bodies and private consultancies have seen Richard being part of projects that have covered a broad range of sectors including telecomms, wastewater, infrastructure and highway schemes. These have covered a wide sector and stage base from residential to nuclear & masterplanning to construction and taken Richard UK wide as well as several overseas assignments.

    Currently employed by URS/Scott Wilson Richard is responsible for design and delivery of a number of varied road and infrastructure projects as well as assisting in the preparation of bid submissions and presentations.

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Immediate Past Chairman

  • Eddie Mellor

    Eddie Mellor

    Eddie has worked for Liverpool City Council in Highway Development Planning and, since 2004, for Mott MacDonald. He is currently a Director of Mott MacDonald, based in the Liverpool office

     

    Eddie has worked for Liverpool City Council in Highway Development Planning and, since 2004, for Mott MacDonald.  He is currently a Director of Mott MacDonald, based in the Liverpool office, and is responsible for transport planning teams in Liverpool, Manchester & Leeds.

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Recruitment Officer

  • Yue Huang

    Yue Huang

    Yue completed PhD in Newcastle University 2007, and joined Scott Wilson (now URS) as a Research Engineer. He was involved in pavement evaluation, material testing, life cycle analysis and performance

     

    Yue completed PhD in Newcastle University 2007, and joined Scott Wilson (now URS) as a Research Engineer. He was involved in pavement evaluation, material testing, life cycle analysis and performance (e.g. carbon, skid resistance) research. He was also involved in project management and tendering. Yue was employed by the University of Nottingham as a Research Fellow 2011-2012. Yue joined Liverpool John Moores University in 2012 as a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate modules.

    Yue is a Chartered Engineer. He joined CIHT in 2004, and served the Midland Branch as Secretary 2008-2012. Yue is CIHT’s representative on BSI Committee SES/1/5: Environmental Management - Life Cycle Assessment.

    E-Mail: y.huang@ljmu.ac.uk

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Regional Delegate to Council

  • Mike Peet

    Mike Peet

    Mike is the North Western Region Representative to Council. In this role Mike is responsible for representing Region interests at Council

    Mike is the North Western Region Representative to Council. In this role Mike is responsible for representing Region  interests at Council and 
    also disseminating information from Council back to Committee Members and Region Members. In his role for National Council,  Mike is a member of the Network Management and Operations Panel and the Membership Applications Panel.

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Committee Member

  • Barry Heaps

    Barry Heaps

    Barry is a Managing Consultant with Oaklands Consulting Limited.

     

    Barry is a Managing Consultant with Oaklands Consulting Limited, a company he formed early in 2009, and is currently providing engineering consultancy services to the Highways Agency.
     
    After graduating from Liverpool University Barry joined Cheshire County Council and was seconded to the Cheshire Sub-Unit of the North Western Road Construction Unit. Following closure of the RCUs in 1981 he moved into the private sector and has worked for Ward, Ashcroft and Parkman (now Mouchel), Mott MacDonald and Atkins.
     
    He specialises in the management of major highways and infrastructure design and construction projects for Clients in both public and private sectors, and has over 30 years experience in this field. He has managed schemes which have been procured by various methods include traditional, design and build, and PFI.
     
    Barry has been a member of the CIHT for over 20 years and is active in the North Western Branch. He currently chairs the NW Branch Events Sub-Committee.
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  • Brian Thompson

    Brian Thompson

    Brian is a Chartered Engineer and a Management Consulting Professional and currently advising Manchester City Council on the delivery of their Highways Capital Programme.

    Brian is a Chartered Engineer and a Management Consulting Professional and currently advising Manchester City Council on the delivery of their Highways Capital Programme 

    Until recently, he was Director of Highway Engineering at Parsons Brinckerhoff (UK & Europe) and has over 30 years industry wide experience predominantly in Highways and transportation both in the private and public sector arenas.
     
    Prior to Parsons Brinckerhoff, Brian held senior management positions at both Faber Maunsell (AECOM) and Atkins. In addition to operational management and strategic business planning, he has always retained responsibility as Principle in Charge on a number of strategically important commissions to ensure client and consultancy objectives were successfully delivered.
     
    Brian has been a member of the CIHT for over 15 years and has been co-opted onto the NW Regional Committee to enhance and promote communication and local support between the CIHT and Corporate Partners on a regional perspective. 
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  • Chris Hudson

    Chris Hudson

    Chris is a Civil Engineer with experience across the Highways and Transportation Sector.

    He currently works for a contractor, VolkerStevin, where he undertakes temporary works designs for a range of projects nationwide. His previous experiences include Rail Sector (Station Upgrades, Bridge Replaecement), Traffic Motorway Maintenance (Highways) and Bridge Engineering (Inspection, Maintenance and Design) across the North West and in Yorkshire. Chris has also worked for Consulting Engineers and Local Authorities, undertaking Traffic Impact Assessments and Highways Design for Private and Residential Developments.

    Chris also sits on the Institution of Civil Engineers – Lancashire Branch Committee, where he current holds position of Chairperson for 2015/16 Session and the ICE North West Historic Engineering Group Committee.  Chris has delivered a number of talks to the ICE on the History of the River Ribble Navigation and Construction of Preston Dock.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Nasar Malik

    Nasar Malik

    Nasar has recently completed his six years as Branch Delegate to Council and has the appreciation from all on the Branch Committee for his distinguished service.

    Nasar has recently completed his six years as Branch Delegate to Council and has the appreciation from all on the Branch Committee for his distinguished service. 

    He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the CIHT. Nasar is a Director at Atkins and has 25 years experience across a wide range of transport projects.  He has appeared as an expert witness at numerous public inquiries in the UK and in Ireland, and has presented evidence to the Transport Select Committee.

    Nasar is a member of the Appian Trading Board, having previously been a member of the Membership & Skills Strategic Board, the Education Board and the Transport Policy Board.  He is also a reviewer for the Transport Planning Professional (TPP) qualification.
     

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  • Peter Hallsworth

    Peter Hallsworth

    Peter Hallsworth is a North West boy educated in Bury and Liverpool.

    Peter Hallsworth is a North West boy educated in Bury and Liverpool.

    After graduating he moved to the East Midlands. He delivered a series of major motorway maintenance schemes in Leicestershire and developed new forms of contra-flow traffic management and introduced the Continuous Lane Rental form of contract. 

    He moved back North to look after Stockport’s road maintenance and introduce information technology to the engineering department. Peter presently works for his own company providing engineering services in the highways and infrastructure field for organisations such as Atkins and the Highways Agency. 

    He was National Chairman of the ICE Graduates and Students Committee and has continued his involvement in his professional Institutions throughout his career including serving on the Council of the Institution of Municipal Engineers and chairing the Municipals in both the East Midlands and North West. 

    He has chaired the ICE in the North West and is a professional reviewer for both ICE and CIHT where he has reviewed in London, Edinburgh and Chennai, India.  He has given numerous lectures and is presently teaching students at Stockport College.

     

    To contact Peter by email: peterjhallsworth@btinternet.com

     

     

     

     

     

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Regional Membership Officer

  • Michelle Zenner

    Michelle Zenner

    Michelle is a consultant who works in house for local authorities advising and commenting on major planning applications

    Michelle is a consultant who works in house for local authorities advising and commenting on major planning applications from a highway perspective and securing the necessary highway improvements required to mitigate the impacts of development to ensure the continued development and regeneration aspirations of local authorities.

    Michelle has worked as a highways professional for 15 years and previously worked at Warrington Borough Council where she led the team for Highways Development Control and before that at Trafford Borough Council where she was sole engineer responsible for Transport Development Control for eight years. Prior to that she worked as a Traffic Engineer and Project Manager at Manchester City Council and The London Borough Of Hammersmith And Fulham where she delivered a wide range of traffic management schemes, signalised junctions, pedestrian crossings, traffic calming, safer routes to school and road safety schemes.

    Michelle became a member of CIHT in 2001 and joined the North West Branch Committee in 2015.

     

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Young Professionals Committee Member

  • Amy Astill

    Amy Astill

    Amy joined WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in Newcastle as a Graduate Transport Planner in February 2015, following a year of working as a Graduate GIS Consultant at AECOM.

    Amy joined WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in Newcastle as a Graduate Transport Planner in February 2015, following a year of working as a Graduate GIS Consultant at AECOM. Amy is currently based in the Salford Quays office where she is working on a variety of transportation projects.

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  • Atif Rasheed

    Atif Rasheed

    Atif is a full-time Research Assistant at Liverpool John Moores University and pursuing his PhD in Civil Engineering: Pavements

    Atif is a full-time Research Assistant at Liverpool John Moores University and pursuing his PhD in Civil Engineering: Pavements. Atif is also a Process Development Engineer as part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme with Colas Ltd & Innovate UK.

    He is the Assistant Technical Editor of International Journal of Pavement Engineering and Asphalt Technology (IJPEAT). He is also Lead Committee Member and Scientific & Technical Board Member and Editor of the International Conference on Asphalt, Pavement Engineering & Infrastructure.

    Atif is a Chartered Engineer and a Company Champion of the CIHT at North West Branch. Previously, he has worked as a Highway Engineer for seven years on motorway and bridge construction and maintenance projects both in public and private sectors including with multilateral finance institutions and has working experience of highway infrastructure asset management.

    He holds an MSc degree in Civil Engineering: Transportation from Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC), The University of Nottingham and BSc (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering from Military College of Engineering, National University of Sciences & Technology.

    Atif is an avid reader, golfer & technology enthusiast.

     

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  • James Shanks

    James Shanks

    James is a Senior Transport Planner at Parsons Brinckerhoff in Manchester. James joined PB after graduating from the University of Newcastle in 2006 with a degree in Geography.

    James is a Senior Transport Planner at Parsons Brinckerhoff in Manchester. James joined PB after graduating from the University of Newcastle in 2006 with a degree in Geography. James completed a part-time Masters in Transport Planning and Engineering at the University of Leeds in 2009 and spent a year working in the PB Melbourne office. James has worked on a number of major projects including the 2012 Olympics and the Northern Hub.

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  • Nikolas Papageorgiou

    Nikolas Papageorgiou

    Nikolas is a Transport Consultant at Jacobs based in Manchester and has worked in the industry since 2013.

    Nikolas is a Transport Consultant at Jacobs based in Manchester and has worked in the industry since 2013. Nikolas is working on a range of different projects and has experience in strategic modelling, travel plans, traffic studies, transport assessments, and sustainable transport strategies.

    Nikolas holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), a MEng(Hons) in Transportation Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and a MSc(Hons) in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Cyprus(UCY).

    Prior to joining Jacobs, Nikolas was employed as an Engineer within the Ministry of Communication and Works – Public Works Department in the Republic of Cyprus and also he served 26 months of National Service within the Cypriot National Guard as a Navy Officer.

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  • Sam Brierley

    Sam Brierley

    Having graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a Master’s Degree in chemistry Sam joined Imtech Traffic & Infra UK & Ireland in April 2014

    Having graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a Master’s Degree in chemistry Sam joined Imtech Traffic & Infra UK & Ireland in April 2014. Since joining Sam has worked on a number of projects including Specialist Technology Support Services to the Highways Agency.

    During Sams role as a consultant for Imtech Sam has developed notable skills in Ramp Metering operation and Calibration delivering favourable reductions in congestion at various sites in the north east of England.

     

     

     

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Past Presidents

  • Alistair Haydock

    Alistair Haydock

    Alistair is a Director of Haydock Young Consultancy and AlderCross Training & Events

    Alistair is a Director of Haydock Young Consultancy, which provides public and private sector clients with a wide range of management and engineering advice.  He is also a Director of AlderCross Training & Events, which organises conferences, in-house training etc, and AlderCross Developments, which operates in the residential property market.

    Alistair became a Member of the Institution in 1973 and joined the Branch Committee in 1991. He was elected to Council in 1996 and was President in 2006-07.

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  • Chris Jackson

    Chris Jackson

    Retired in May 2016, Chris has over 40 years experience in the construction of transport infrastructure.

    Retired in May 2016, Chris has over 40 years’ experience in the construction of transport infrastructure. He is a civil engineer who, since graduating from Durham University in 1971, has pursued his career wholly in contracting, the majority of the time in highway construction. After four years with Costain as a graduate engineer, he joined AMEC (Fairclough) in 1975 and transferred to Morgan Sindall in 2007 following the acquisition of AMEC DPS by Morgan Sindall. He was Business Development Director for Morgan Sindall until his retirement. He works part-time for the Civil Engineering Contractors Association as Transport Initiatives Director covering the North.

    Chris joined the North Western Branch Committee in 1995. He was Branch Chairman for the year 1999/2000. A former vice-chair of Member Services Board, he chaired the Education Board in its first two years. He was installed as President of the Institution in June 2009 for the year 2009/10. For two years he chaired the newly formed Appian Trading Ltd, the board that oversees the Institution’s trading activities. Chris sat on the Partnership Management Group for the Transport Planning Professional qualification and was the Council member championing the successful CIHT500 membership recruitment campaign for 20012/13. He is a member of the Institution’s Audit Committee.

    Married to Janet, Chris has three adult sons: a research chemist, a pilot and a commercial software programmer. He enjoys literature, theatre and walking and lives in Cheshire.

     

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  • David Ogden OBE

    David Ogden OBE

    David spent much of his early career with Cheshire County Council specialising in road design. He was seconded to the Cheshire Sub-Unit of the Department of Transport’s North Western Road

    David spent much of his early career with Cheshire County Council specialising in road design.  He was seconded to the Cheshire Sub-Unit of the Department of Transport’s North Western Road Construction Unit and was involved in the design of many major projects in Cheshire.

    When the Sub-Unit was out-sourced, he joined Ward, Ashcroft & Parkman, which became Parkman.  He was appointed a Director of Parkman and held a similar position when the company became part of Mouchel Parkman, then Mouchel.

    David was President of the Institution in 1999-2000.
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  • Mike Callery OBE

    Mike Callery OBE

    Mike graduated from University College, Dublin, in 1953, and worked for a short time on a cement factory extension near Drogheda. He then moved to Lancashire to join Wimpey’s working on an opencast

    Mike graduated from University College, Dublin, in 1953, and worked for a short time on a cement factory extension near  Drogheda.  He then moved to Lancashire to join Wimpey’s working on an opencast coal site.  He then worked with Ormac and subsequently joined East Suffolk County Council and then worked for West Yorkshire County Council as an Assistant Bridge Engineer on Doncaster By-pass.

    Mike joined Hampshire County Council in 1963, designing the M3 through Hampshire.  When the design was completed he moved to Cheshire and was involved with the M56 through Cheshire and became Deputy County Surveyor, before moving to Lancashire County Council in 1985 as County Surveyor & Bridgemaster.  He was President of the Institution in 1989-90.  He retired from Lancashire in 1993 and has since been heavily involved in the Motorway Archive Trust and several transport-related groups in the North West of England, including acting as a transport advisor for the North West Business Leadership Team and the North West Regional Assembly.
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