About Us

The CIHT West Midlands is situated at the heart of the country’s transport infrastructure network and covers the areas of Staffordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Stoke-on-Trent, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and West Midlands.
 
CIHT West Midlands was formed in 2015 however, the former branch was created in 1959 when the Midland branch was divided into smaller more manageable areas. Click here to read more about the history of the region.
 

Regional Committee

The region has always managed to attract a lot of support for the committee and currently has a membership of 26 with 2 co-opted member. This includes 7 officers whose portraits can be found in the 'Whos who' section.
 
The region has always been well represented on CIHT’s Council and very much involved with the work of the Council’s Boards. There are 3 members of the Committee currently holding Council positions.
 

Committee Meetings

The region AGM is held on the same evening as the Annual Dinner in late March or early April. There are normally committee meetings every few months throughout the year. The majority of meetings are held at Mott MacDonald offices on Newall Street, Birmingham or at the Arup Campus, Blythe Valley Park, Solihull. The Minutes of 52nd AGM can be found below:
 
 

History

In 2015 CIHT’s 18 UK Branches were restructured to 12 Regions to match the boundaries of the Devolved Nations and the English Regions.

On Thursday 19th March 2015 the West Midlands Branch became CIHT West Midlands.
 
The Committee includes Senior Vice President Steve Rowsell and the region has a strong history of providing Presidents of the Institution and provided five in the Branches 50 year history. These are:
  1. Jock Thompson, President 1962-1963
  2. Ron Bridle 1981–1982
  3. John Cox, President 1982–1983
  4. Alan Onions, President 1985–1986
  5. Cameron Johnston, President 1991–1992 
The Branch also provided two National Treasurers.
  1. John Garner, National Treasurer  
  2. Stuart Wollaston, National Treasurer