Who's who

Chair

  • Andy Burton

    Andy Burton

    Project Manager

    Andy is currently working as a Project Manager with Coffey Construction having spent the past 33 years in the Civil Engineering Industry with Contractors

    Andy is currently working as a Project Manager with Coffey Construction having spent the past 33 years in the Civil Engineering Industry with Contractors.

    Andy is a Graduate of the University of Leeds with a degree in Civil Engineering, he began his career as a graduate engineer in 1984, working a for a small number of contractors, finally joining a Regional Contractor in 2006 as Project Manager on their first major highway scheme in Yorkshire.  Andy became Regional Manager with the Contractor in 2008, a role he carried out until November 2014.

    Andy is a past Chair of The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (Yorkshire and Humberside), having previously been a member of the Executive Committee for 3 years.  Andy is looking forward to bringing his experience from his time with CECA to the CIHT Branch Committee.

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Vice Chair

  • James Leeming

Honorary Secretary

  • Sebastian Reid

Honorary Treasurer

  • Michael Chung

    Michael Chung

    Highways Engineer with A-one+

    Michael is a Chartered Engineer and has 12 years experience in Highways and Transportation.

    Michael is the current Honorary Treasurer, who is responsible for the financial accounts for the Yorkshire and the Humber Region. With members of the Committee, two half-day seminars, lots of evening seminars and breakfast briefings, and the dinner dance and awards have been organised for our members each year.

    Michael is in training to become a CIHT Reviewer for Eng Tech, IEng and CEng qualifications between 2014 and 2015. He will become a Reviewer by winter 2015.

    Michael is a Chartered Engineer and has 12 years experience in Highways and Transportation. He is currently a Highways Engineer in A-one+ and has been responsible for delivering the Highways Improvement Schemes since September 2009. In 2010, he wrote a paper called “Delivering Traffic Signal Design Techniques and Skills” and won the Young Professional Award in the local branch.

    Between October 2006 and September 2009, he was a Traffic Signal and Design Engineer working for WSP in Leeds, where he worked for several signal improvement schemes for Highways Agency Area 12 including A1(M)/M18 Improvement and A63 Garrison Road Improvement. He was also involved in traffic signal projects in London.

    He obtained MSc (Eng) from the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds in September 2003. After graduating from university, he worked for Pell Frischmann as a Graduate Engineer during the period between October 2003 and October 2006. He was involved in a wide variety projects including Micro-simulation & Macro-simulation Modelling, Junction Design, Transport Assessment and Route Management Strategy.

    His hobbies are playing squash, swimming and doing voluntary work in the local Christian Church. He is keen to contribute his skills and his time to organise events for the professionals in the Region. He is also an ICE Ambassador and A-one+ Ambassador to promote Highways and Transportation for young people and students.

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Events Coordinator

  • Rob McCartney

    Rob McCartney

    Design Manager A-one+

    As well as being an active committee member Rob is a past Chairman of the Yorkshire & Humberside Branch and served as the Branch Representative on CIHT Council from 2006 - 2013.

    As well as being an active committee member Rob is a past Chairman of the Yorkshire & Humberside Branch and served as the Branch Representative on CIHT Council from 2006 - 2013. As part of his regional activities Rob is the chair of the Awards and the Sponsorship/ fund raising sub groups. He also serves on the Programme & Seminar sub groups.

    Over and above his work in the region, Rob is the Chairman of the CIHT’s Road Safety Panel and in turn he represents the panel on the Learned Society & Technical Strategy Board. This board oversees a number of Technical Panels and is the strategic lead for the Institutions technical affairs.

    In his day job Rob is currently employed by Colas as the Design Manager for A-one+ (a MAC Joint Venture between Colas, Costain and CH2M Hill), currently working on the Trunk Roads in the East Midlands where he is responsible for delivering in excess of £80million of in-year programmes as well as assisting with the development of the forward programme of works.

    His professional background is predominantly in Civil and Highway engineering and he began his career on site contracting for Costain, then following a spell contracting overseas working on a Government project in the Seychelles he moved into Local Government formerly at North Yorkshire then City of York Council for nearly 10 years, eventually taking up his present consultancy role in the MAC community back in 2003.

    Over the last 25 years Rob has been involved in a range of high profile projects including environmentally sensitive sewer replacements through historic woodlands, a £12 million housing project for the Seychelles Government, York’s Millennium Bridge and more recently delivering Safety & Economy Improvements on the East Midlands Motorways and Trunk roads (a number of which received awards and commendation at the regional institution awards).

    Rob joined the CIHT in 2002 and was formally elected onto the committee in 2005 after serving a year as a co-opted member.

    Outside the profession Rob has in the past represented England Internationally as a karate fighter and prior to that competed nationally as a Triathlete. Whilst he still trains, Rob is now a nationally qualified karate referee, instructor and assessor spending most of his spare time teaching karate in York. To that end he also now runs a small business in martial arts and fitness in York where he is a director of York Elite Ltd.

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Recruitment Officer

  • Joanne Waddington

    Joanne Waddington

    Economic Resilience Project Officer, Kirklees Council

    Joanne graduated from the Institute of Transport Studies at the University of Leeds with an MRes in the Built Environment in 2003, before beginning her career in transport planning with JMP (now SYSTRA Ltd).

    Since 2006 Joanne has been employed as a member of Kirklees Council’s Transport Strategy team, initially specialising in travel planning, public transport, accessibility mapping and GIS, before moving on to manage a broad range of highways and transportation projects on behalf of the local authority, including the LSTF Access to Education project, Holmfirth and Heckmondwike Transport Hub schemes, and the 2016/17 Kirklees Bus Hotspots programme. Most recently she has been leading development of a major scheme which will form part of the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund’s Corridor Improvement Programme.

    With encouragement from the CIHT, Joanne became a STEM Ambassador in 2016, and has been actively promoting careers in transport planning and engineering to young people ever since; a role which is proving thoroughly rewarding.

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  • Yue Huang

Web Officer

  • Daragh Foley

    Daragh Foley

    After graduating from Leeds University with an MSc in Transport Planning in 2009, Daragh began working as a Transport Planner for Jacobs in Leeds.

    Daragh’s career to date has focussed on Business Case development and the appraisal of major transport schemes. He is an expert in economic assessment and has significant experience in strategic traffic modelling. Through the management of scheme Business Cases, he has developed a strong knowledge of wider elements of scheme appraisal such as environmental assessment, financial and commercial considerations.
     
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Regional Rep to Council

  • Steve Carmody

    Steve Carmody

    Regional Director SCP

    Steve is a senior professional specialising in Infrastructure design and Transport planning.

    Steve is a senior professional specialising in Infrastructure design and Transport planning with a proven track record of successful approvals on highway and infrastructure detail design for construction of works in private land and on adopted highways.

    He is a highly skilled Civil Engineer, project manager and team leader with particular expertise in preparing Detail Designs for a wide variety of residential, commercial, industrial, retail healthcare, education and leisure schemes.

    He is well versed in current highway design standards and has an ability to visualise and address design constraints and potential problems and offer solutions to resolve them,

    Steve has a considerable track record of delivery of some key development schemes across the country, winning some major awards for the work he has completed in the last 18 years.

    As Regional Director for SCP, Steve has responsibility for client care, project delivery and technical excellence. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Highways and Transport and is also the Chair of the Yorkshire and Humber Infrastructure Alliance

    Steve carries out a lead role in the delivery of projects.  He is a team player but always assume overall responsibility and take the initiative to deliver client satisfaction on time and on budget.

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Committee Member

  • Alan Jeffery

    Alan Jeffery

    Regional Director AECOM

    Alan is currently a Regional Director with AECOM for the Yorkshire and Humberside region and has 35 years experience in the Civil Engineering industry.

    Alan is currently a Regional Director with AECOM for the Yorkshire and Humberside region and has 35 years experience in the Civil Engineering industry. Alan started his career as a Technician working for British Railways and after graduation from Newcastle University, moved into Local Government working for two Local Authorities in the Yorkshire & Humberside Region. During that time he worked as Project Manager and undertook site supervision of a variety of drainage, urban regeneration, highway and transportation improvement projects.

    Alan has worked on the Motorway and Trunk Road network in the North West region, followed by Operational Management of the Area 12 network for 5 years.  Alan also had a two year spell in Qatar, assisting Ashghal in establishment of Network Management and Asset Management practices.

    Alan joined CIHT in 2000 and Y&H branch committee in 2006 after moving back to the area.  Alan undertook the role of Treasurer for three years and was the Branch Chair in 2012/13. In Qatar Alan supported the CIHT chapter by acting as the Membership and Development Officer.

    Alan is a Professional Reviewer for both CIHT & ICE and is an experienced coach and mentor.

     

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  • Ed Downer

    Ed Downer

    Principal Transport Planner, Mott MacDonald

    Ed is a Principal Transport Planner at Mott MacDonald with eleven years’ experience in the industry.

    Ed is a Principal Transport Planner at Mott MacDonald with eleven years’ experience in the industry.  He specialises in transport policy, planning and business case development.  Ed has previously held committee roles in both the North East Region (2007 – 2013) and North West Region (2013 – 2017).  He is passionate about engaging with young professionals in the transport industry and linking them to the learning and career development opportunities offered through CIHT.  Ed was awarded the National CIHT Young Professional of the Year Award in 2016 and is now chair of CIHT’s National Young Professionals Network

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  • Emma Anforth

    Emma Anforth

    Principal Transport Planner at JMP

    Emma Anforth is a Principal Transport Planner at JMP in Leeds.

    Emma graduated from the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds in 2006 with an MSc. in Transport Planning and gained Transport Planning Professional (TPP) accreditation with CIHT in 2014.

    Emma has a strong background in transport policy and strategy, having led the development of strategic transport plans in both Hull and York.  More recently, she played a key role in the Highways Agency’s Route Strategy process, leading eight studies across the North East and Yorkshire and Humber which resulted in funding of £150-300m as part of the first Road Investment Strategy.

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  • Gareth Wassell

  • Helen James

    Helen James

    Senior Engineer

    Helen is an engineer with Arup, working within the civil infrastructure and transport teams based in Leeds.

    Helen is an engineer with Arup, working within the civil infrastructure and transport teams based in Leeds. She graduated in Civil and Structural Engineering in 2005 from the University of Bradford and then went on to obtain an MSc (Eng) in Transport Planning and Engineering at the University of Leeds in 2006.

    Helen has experience in a wide range of skills in highway and drainage design, taking projects from early feasibility stage through to construction. Within her time at Arup she has helped to deliver a wide variety of projects, including transport interchanges, station redevelopments, Park & Ride sites, highway design, public realm areas and various civil infrastructure to support developments.

    Helen became involved with CIHT at regional level when she initially joined the Yorkshire and Humberside Young Professionals Committee in 2008. She has remained part of this group but now also serves as part of the main regional committee.

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  • Kris Moodley

    Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds

  • Martin Sunderland

    Martin Sunderland

    Principal Bridge Engineer Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

    Martin has 15 years experience as a building structures engineer and over 25 years experience as a bridge engineer.

    Martin is currently the Principal Engineer Bridges and Structures for Barnsley MBC. He has 15 years experience as a building structures engineer and over 25 years experience as a bridge engineer. Martin`s experience as a bridge engineer includes both design of new bridges as well as asset management of the existing bridge stock, including bridge assessments, maintenance and strengthening. Martin is responsible for the asset management of the Bridges and other highway structures in the Borough of Barnsley including vehicle road restraint systems.

    Martin started his career as a technician working for Concrete Northern Ltd before moving to Barnsley MBC Building Structures Section. He then moved into the Bridges Section in 1986 at the abolition of South Yorkshire CC.

    Martin is an associate member of the Institute of Structural Engineers, is the secretary of the ADEPT Yorkshire and Humberside Bridges Group, and is a Professional Reviewer for the CIHT. Martin was the CDM Coordinator for Barnsley MBC Highways Department up to the inception of latest CDM Regulations in 2015.

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  • Peter Hibbert

    Peter Hibbert

    Technical Director

    Peter is a Technical Director with Jacobs Transport Planning team based in their Leeds office.

    Peter is a chartered Transport Planner with Jacobs based in their Leeds office. Peter has experience in a broad range of different transport planning disciplines, but specialises in scheme appraisal, strategy formation and business case development. Peter's experience of scheme appraisal against DfT WebTAG guidance and the associated cost-benefit analysis of highway and public transport schemes has meant that he has been instrumental in the development of multiple successful business cases.

    Peter has recently been working with Transport for the North (TfN) as well as working with several Local Authorities and LEPs to develop Major Scheme business cases and funding submissions.

    Finally, Peter holds the Transport Planning Professional (TPP) Qualification and is a trained Professional Development Scheme (PDS) mentor. In addition, he previously won the CIHT Young Professional of the Year Award and is currently an active member of the CIHT’s Yorkshire & Humber regional committee.

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  • Roger Wantling

    Regional Sponsor (YNE) Development & Sponsorship, Highways England

Young Professionals Committee Member

  • Clare Linton

    Clare Linton

    Researcher (Policy)

    Clare has worked for Urban Transport Group since 2016, conducting research on a range of policy challenges and issues.

    Clare has worked for Urban Transport Group since 2016, conducting research on a range of policy challenges and issues including taxis, data and smart transport futures, public health, air quality and freight. She also supports UTG’s extensive professional network, which seeks to share best practice across UTG member bodies.

    Her background is interdisciplinary, with an undergraduate degree in Geography, a masters in Climate Change and Policy and a PhD in Low Carbon Technologies, with a focus on reducing CO2 emissions from urban transport. 

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  • Daragh Foley

    Daragh Foley

    Principal Transport Planner for Jacobs

    After graduating from Leeds University with an MSc in Transport Planning in 2009, Daragh began working as a Transport Planner for Jacobs in Leeds.

    Daragh’s career to date has focussed on Business Case development and the appraisal of major transport schemes. He is an expert in economic assessment and has significant experience in strategic traffic modelling. Through the management of scheme Business Cases, he has developed a strong knowledge of wider elements of scheme appraisal such as environmental assessment, financial and commercial considerations.


     

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  • Ed Downer

    Ed Downer

    Ed is a Principal Transport Planner at Mott MacDonald with eleven years’ experience in the industry.

    Ed is a Principal Transport Planner at Mott MacDonald with eleven years’ experience in the industry.  He specialises in transport policy, planning and business case development.  Ed has previously held committee roles in both the North East Region (2007 – 2013) and North West Region (2013 – 2017).  He is passionate about engaging with young professionals in the transport industry and linking them to the learning and career development opportunities offered through CIHT.  Ed was awarded the National CIHT Young Professional of the Year Award in 2016 and is now chair of CIHT’s National Young Professionals Network

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  • Leanne Farrow

    Leanne Farrow

    Senior Transport Planner

    Leanne is a Senior Transport Planner with JMP Consultants, having graduated from the University of Leeds with an MSc in Transport Planning in 2007.

    Leanne is a transport planner with eight years’ experience in a wide range of areas, but has developed a particular interest and expertise in transport policy and strategy, development planning, cycling and travel behaviour change.  She successfully achieved Transport Planning Professional (TPP) qualification in May 2014. 

    Leanne has been a member of the Young Professionals Committee since 2008.  In 2011, Leanne won the branch’s ‘Young Professional of the Year’ prize for her work on the development of Rail Station Travel Plans (RSTPs) for East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s LTP3.  Subsequently, she won the National CIHT Young Transportation Professional of the Year Award 2012 for her contribution to CIHT. 

    Leanne is particularly interested in raising the profile of the TPP qualification and is happy to provide a mentoring / support role to potential candidates in the region.

    E: leanne.farrow@mottmac.co.uk


     

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  • Masoumeh Rajabi

    Masoumeh Rajabi

    Principal Transport Planner

    Masoumeh is a Principal Transport Planner with Jacobs, based in the Leeds office.

    She has recently completed her MSc. (Eng) in Transport Planning and Engineering with distinction from University of Leeds. She has over five experience (Middle East and UK) and extensive knowledge transport planning and travel demand forecasting. Recently Masoumeh has been working on a number transport demand modelling works for different county councils and business case development of transport schemes. She has also working with a Local Enterprise Partnerships to help them initially secure development funding for large transport schemes via Large Local Major Transport Scheme.

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  • Sophie Best

    Sophie Best

    Transport Planner, Amey

    A transport planning consultant with over 2 and a half years’ experience in the transport planning and modelling field.

    A transport planning consultant with over 2 and a half years’ experience in the transport planning and modelling field. I have worked on a diverse range of transport planning related projects at this early stage of my career including sustainable and ITS transport initiatives. My core role involves using WebTAG transport analyse guidance alongside commercial software to develop and appraise transport proposals/projects; writing transport business cases; data collection and analysis; completing site inventories and supporting junior and senior staff members.

     

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  • Zeeshan Arif

    Zeeshan Arif

    Highways Engineer

    Zeeshan is a Highways Engineer working with WSP based in their Leeds office.

    Zeeshan is a Highways Engineer working with WSP based in their Leeds office.

    Zeeshan is currently working in Jersey on highway maintenance and improvement projects. He has also worked on major highway infrastructure projects in England. These projects involve both maintenance and new build schemes.

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