The CIHT Annual Conference takes place at the Park Plaza Victoria London Hotel on Thursday, 2nd March 2017.

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CPD logo smallerThe conference will focus on delivering world class transport infrastructure and services and will provide you with up-to-date information as the sector gears up for delivery in 2017. This is a must attend CPD interactive one day conference which will include:

  • Live presentations
  • Interviews
  • Structured break-out sessions
Registration  08:30 - 09:40   Lunch & Exhibition 13:00 - 13:55
Breakfast Briefing 09:00 - 09:30 - NB  commences at 9am for those who wish to attend    Afternoon Plenary & Breakouts 13:55 - 16:30
Morning Plenary & Breakouts 09:40 - 13:00   Networking Drinks 16:30 - 17:15

To view full programme, please download pdf - a final copy of the programme will be distributed in delegate pack:

Annual Conference Programme

CIHT thanks all sponsors and exhibitors and conference supporters.

Workshop Sponsors

Fusion connects the expertise, innovation and resources of three world-leading engineering businesses: Morgan Sindall, BAM Nuttall and Ferrovial Agroman, to design, construct and operate innovative engineering solutions for large, complex infrastructure programmes in the UK. To date our track record of working on UK legacy infrastructure projects includes: HS1, Crossrail and Thames Tideway Tunnel.  

Within Europe we have built significant elements of high speed rail and are keen to see the UK pick up the baton on high speed rail innovation and technology.

In 2016, Fusion were awarded the central lot of HS2’s enabling work packages. Delivering essential preparatory ground works to some 102km of the phase 1 route.


Ringway logo smallAs a leading service provider to local authorities, Ringway undertakes the management, maintenance and improvement of the built environment across a national portfolio of term contracts.

We believe in working in partnership with our clients and work hard to understand their needs and those of their customers. In this way we are able to focus on service outcomes to deliver efficiency and cost savings, to maximise the serviceable life of the highway asset, reducing the burden on maintenance budgets.

We provide a wide range of services for our clients and where practical deliver this service with our in house teams.

• 24hr Reactive highways maintenance cover
• Schemes improvements
• Planned highway maintenance
• Winter maintenance
• Surface Dressing
• Rural grass cutting
• Herbicidal treatments
• Gully cleansing
• Street lighting repairs and maintenance
• Structures repair and maintenance
• Vehicle maintenance

Support Sponsor

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Tripod Crest is a leading provider of planing operations and pavement surfacing resources. Our UK-wide coverage provides unrivalled resource capability and expertise to support the highways industry's commitment to safety, efficiency and sustainability. Our track record in long-term maintenance contracts, short notice schemes and emergency response to incidents means Tripod Crest is the partner of choice for all types of highways maintenance and improvement works. We operate a one-stop shop service for our Customers; with plant maintenance and transportation services complementing our core business of planing and surfacing operations.

Shared Learning Partner & Exhibitor

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ACO is a world leader in the design, development and implementation of sustainable surface water management systems. We are at the forefront of supporting UK Infrastructure with full range of transport specific drainage products and service, providing architects, specifiers and engineers with a complete package of integrated systems, suitable for use across the entire spectrum of civil engineering projects.


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Exclusive UK distributor for GlasGrid range of reinforcement systems, bridge deck waterproofing protection and providers of surface dressing systems to suit all carriageways, including coloured aggregate finishes. Our clients are reassured knowing our portfolio of products and services are CE marked and our installation teams are NVQ qualified, NHSS13 compliant.

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Causeway Highways & Infrastructure Maintenance Management software provides seamless integration with clients’ asset management systems, linking contractors and clients electronically to combine asset, cost and performance data. The result is improved visibility in support of partnering, open book and cost-reimbursable contracts, as well as improved performance management and informed decision making.

Gattica Associated Limited smallGattica Associates Limited’s understanding of the complex procedure, governance and legislation surrounding utility issues gives our clients the confidence that all aspects of utility infrastructure alterations will be managed effectively throughout all stages of the project.

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In Situ Recycling Specialists

Through Testing, Trialing, Design & Delivery, SPL provide the sustainable solution to structural failures in our carriageways across the UK.
Urban or Rural the benefits are clear:
•    20 year design life
•    Reduced lorry movements & faster build times
•    Lower carbon footprint


Nynas smallHow do you become an expert? You focus on one thing only. For more than eighty years, Nynas’ focus on bitumen has enabled us to continuously develop high-performance products for a wide range of challenging applications. That’s why we are the partner of choice when our customers need long-term solutions. Let’s talk.


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Andrew Hugill - Director of Policy & Technical Affairs, CIHT

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Andrew is the Director of Policy and Technical Affairs for The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, which represents over 13,500 members from the highways and transportation sector in over 85 countries worldwide. Members come from a range of professional backgrounds relating to the building, maintenance, operation, design and planning of transportation networks.

Throughout his career Andrew has been focussed on the development of improved highway services in the UK. He is experienced in operating at a strategic, tactical and operational level across a wide range of authorities and organisations and has over 25 years’ experience of developing partnership approaches to service delivery. Before joining CIHT Andrew was Director of Central and Local Government services at Atkins where he provided advice to a range of clients in the sector.

Andrew joined Atkins in January 2006 from 4ps where he was a senior executive advising local authorities on the best way to develop, procure and deliver PFI and PPP schemes .He has a deep knowledge and wide range of experience of developing successful partnerships across the UK highways sector, using a range of contractual models. His understanding of the structure, funding, service development, procurement and delivery in the sector lead to a secondment to UKTI in 2010 to produce a report on the capability of the UK Highways sector.

Andrew is recognised at a senior level professionally, being a Trustee of CIHT for 6 years and has chaired both its Procurement and Education boards. He is a former chair of the Yorkshire and Humberside branch of CIHT.


Steve Rowsell - Director, Rowsell Wright Limited

Steve RowsellSteve Rowsell is the current President of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. He is a chartered Civil Engineer with 40 years’ experience in major transport infrastructure delivery.
Steve was the Highways Agency Procurement Director for seven years before establishing the procurement consultancy Rowsell Wright in 2007. At the HA he introduced a wide range of new procurement initiatives including partnering contracts, early contractor involvement contracts and new supplier assessment procedures. Prior to his procurement role Steve had responsibility at the HA for major projects under construction across England.
Since leaving HA, Steve’s roles have included Crossrail Head of Procurement where he developed the procurement strategy for the £15bn project. He currently supports HS2 on the development and assurance of their procurement strategy and procedures, and also Highways England on the development of their Routes to Market for major projects as part of the Roads Investment Strategy.
Steve is former Chairman of the NEC3 Contract Users’ Group and he is now a member of the NEC3 Board.

Sue Percy - Chief Executive, CIHT

Sue PercySue Percy has been Chief Executive of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation for five years. 
Sue is currently a board member of DfT’s Highways Efficiency Maintenance Programme; has sat on the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Diversity Leadership sub group and is a member of London South Bank University Court.
Sue has worked in the built environment sector for over 20 years as Director of Professional Services at the Royal Town Planning Institute, and Head of the Academic Department of Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies at London South Bank University. She has also worked in local government.



Melanie Clarke - Operations Director of Customer Services, Highways England


Melanie ClarkeAs one of the first intake of Operations Managers, Mel gained significant experience in setting up, embedding and improving operational teams, specifically on road Traffic Officers and managing the Midlands Regional Control Centre in the then Highways Agency Traffic Officer Service. Her career has progressed within operations, from leading 350 staff across 7 regional control centres - driving national consistency and best practice across the country and improving service delivery between the regional and national centres to help improve customers’ journeys - to acting as Executive Director for Customer Operations and leading Highways England’s 365 day 24/7 national traffic operation - comprising 1700 staff working from 8 control centres and 38 operational outstations.  As well as leading customer operations, Mel also sponsored continued professional development of the Customer Experience Group who delivered the company’s published Customer Service Strategy.  As the company set out its plans for reorganisation Mel led her teams through transition into the new operating model and, on completing her part in leading the re-organisation, took up her current role as Customer Services Director in Highways England.  
Highways England – Presentation Synopsis
  1. Our customer focus - keeping road users safe, keeping road users informed, and creating a strong network
  2. The journey - an end to end service for our customers
  3. How we're learning from customers and innovating to improve the customer experience
  4. A partner in development - how our network supports and enhances local growth, community development and economic investment 
  5. Working together - shared data, partnership approaches 


Peter Antolik - Highways Director, Office of Rail and Road

Peter Antolik Peter Antolik is the director of the Highways Monitor, and leads the ORR’s independent monitoring function for England's strategic road network. He is primarily responsible for monitoring whether Highways England is delivering government's Road Investment Strategy and its management of the strategic road network – the motorways and main 'A' roads in England.

Prior to joining ORR, Peter was an Executive Director in the Infrastructure Investments Group at JPMorgan Asset Management. He has also held senior positions at Thames Water, Macquarie Bank, Barclays Funds and Andersen Consulting.



Garrett Emmerson - Chief Operating Officer, Surface Transport, Transport for London (TfL)


Garrett EmmersonGarrett Emmerson is Chief Operating Officer for Surface Transport, at Transport for London. He is responsible for all TfL’s road management responsibilities including: surface strategy & planning, the operation of the Capital’s major road network; traffic signals across London; road safety; cycling development; congestion charging and traffic enforcement and the operation of the Surface Transport and Traffic Operations Centre. 
Garrett is also responsible for surface transport infrastructure asset management and implementation of TfL’s £4bn road investment programme, as well as modal service operations including: Santander Cycle Hire; taxi and private hire regulation; river and coach services and London Dial-a-Ride.
Garrett was previously TfL’s Director of Strategy and, before that, a director of transport consultancy Steer Davies Gleave. He is a former Head of Buckinghamshire County Council’s Transportation Service and a former Member of the Government Commission for Integrated Transport. He is currently member of the Government’s Motorists’ Forum advisory body on national roads policy and sits on the Office of Rail & Road (ORR) Highways Committee which monitors the performance and efficiency of Highways England.
Network Resilience and Keeping London Moving
London is experiencing acute congestion caused by growth in the population and the economy, an increase in development activity, and a significant rise in private hire vehicle numbers and freight deliveries - in particular light goods vehicles linked to internet shopping deliveries.
We look at what short term operational measures are being progressed to mitigate congestion while longer term solutions are being developed as part of the draft Mayor’s Transport Strategy due to be published in the spring.

Hugh Gillies - Director of Trunk Roads and Bus Operations, Transport Scotland

Hugh GilliesI became Director of Trunk Roads and Bus Operations in March 2016 and have over 25 years experience in roads and transportation, the last 10 of which have been with the Transport Scotland (TS). 
Prior to joining TS I had a diverse career which his taken me north and south of the border while working in both the private and public sectors. I am a graduate of Edinburgh Napier University, a Chartered Civil Engineer, a Transport Planning Professional and a member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. I am keen on sport, whether watching from the armchair or taking part. 
Presentation synopsis
Transport Scotland is the Scottish Government National Transport Agency. Consequently, it is the statutory authority for the countries approximately 3,500km of the trunk road network.
As Director for Trunk Roads, Hugh will offer some thoughts on a number of themes which he considers to be particularly relevant at this point in time, in his role. While these effect the delivery of a safe and efficient strategic network in Scotland, they have relevance to all roads in the UK. 


Mark Corbin - Key Route Network Manager, Transport for West Midlands

Mark CorbinMark Corbin is the Key Route Network (KRN) Manager for West Midlands Combined Authority.
He has previously worked in a number of roles in the Traffic and Transportation sector for Oxfordshire County Council, Jacobs, Watermans, Walsall Council and Highways England.
In his current role he provides strategic advice on the 592km of roads comprising the West Midlands KRN, to ensure West Midlands Combined Authority is fully informed to deliver its strategic priorities.  He works collaboratively with multiple organisations from across different sectors, to provide a holistic approach to developing the KRN.  He is a member of CIHT and the Institute of the Motor Industry.
Presentation synopsis
What will my presentation cover?
This presentation will provide an overview of the main challenges and strategic priorities for the West Midlands over the next year, as the region continues to embrace devolution, transition to a Mayor and collaborate with partners in planning for the arrival of HS2.
Main areas of focus:
  1. Delivering our priorities during the transition period – i.e. building the relationships to support WMCA, being prepared for the arrival of the Mayor 
  2. Strengthening our governance and collaboration in preparation for HS2 
  3. Digital Transformation to support decision making i.e. (Better data, Improved Comms, Improving Customer Experience of our services) 

Martin Tugwell - Programme Director, England's Economic Heartland Strategic Alliance

Martin TugwellMartin Tugwell has over 20 years of experience in strategic transport and infrastructure planning whilst operating at national, regional and local levels.  He is Director for England’s Economic Heartland – a Strategic Alliance of County and Unitary Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships covering Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire – that is promoting a new model of integration for strategic planning and delivery, including potentially a Sub-national Transport Body for the area.
His leadership on strategic planning at the regional level created the first Regional Transport Strategy for the South East and contributed to the South East Plan, having previously worked in the Government Office for the South East.  Whilst working for Oxfordshire County Council he helped lay the foundations for the ambitious plans set out in Oxfordshire’s Strategic Economic Plan, having previously helped establish the Local Enterprise Partnership.
Martin is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the CIHT and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.  He is a Trustee of the CIHT and Chairman of the Learned Society and Technical Board. He is a past Chairman of the Transport Planning Society and a Council member for the National Infrastructure Planning Association.


Peter Molyneux - Strategic Road Network Director, Transport for the North (TfN)

Peter Molyneux photo smallPeter has over 35 years of experience working in Local Government, mainly in highways and transport.

Peter joined Transport for the North (TfN) in July 2016, and has responsibility for the strategic development of TfN’s roads programme. This includes completion of the three northern Strategic Road Studies and future delivery phases of the schemes; delivery of a wider area transport connectivity study for the Trans-Pennine Tunnel; working closely with Highways England in the development RIS2 programme; and the integration of highway schemes identified by TfN’s Freight, International Connectivity and Local Strategic Connectivity programmes.

He is also working with colleagues to deliver TfN’s 2050 Strategic Transport Plan (STP), which will also include a Major Roads Report, which will define a Major Road Network for the North, and a portfolio of options to help deliver economic growth as identified in the Northern Powerhouse Independent Economic Review. The STP will underpin TfN becoming the first Sub-national Transport Body in 2017.

Summary Document about TfN:  TfN Summary Document


Steve Gooding - Director, RAC Foundation

Steve GoodingSteve is Director of the RAC Foundation, a transport think tank which explores the economic, mobility, safety and environmental issues relating to roads and their users, commissioning and publishing research to promote informed debate in the interests of responsible motoring. Previously Steve worked at the DfT, as Director General, responsible for policy relating to motoring, roads and management of the agencies running driver and vehicle licensing and testing; and before that as DfT’s Roads Director. In a thirty year career in the Civil Service Steve was private secretary to several transport ministers and worked on a wide range of transport policy issues, including a spell at the Office of Rail Regulation.


Workshop Speakers and Chair Information

Oliver Riches - Associate Director, Arup

Oliver Riches small.jpgOliver is an Associate Director with Arup, based in their Edinburgh Office. He has over 25 years design and construction experience on major infrastructure projects in the UK, Ireland, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and Asia.  Oliver obtained his honours (1990) and master’s (1994) degrees in Civil Engineering from Imperial College, London. He completed his professional training with the civil engineering contractor Tarmac Construction, working on large infrastructure projects in the UK and Germany and is a chartered engineer and member of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers.

Oliver joined Ove Arup and Partners London Office in 1995 and worked on the design of the Bangkok Elevated Road and Train System and the Potsdamer Platz Tower in Berlin before moving to their Edinburgh Office in 1997 where he was design lead for a range of projects including the Falkirk Wheel Aqueduct, the design of highway bridges and footbridges and the strengthening of a number of Victorian railway viaducts. Oliver is currently the Queensferry Crossing Design Compliance Manager, working as part of the Employer’s Delivery Team, which acts on behalf of the Scottish Ministers to deliver the Forth Replacement Crossing project. He is Project Manager for Engineering Services provided to Amey for the maintenance of the Forth Road Bridge and is currently preparing for the role of Queensferry Crossing Bridges Manager, responsible for the management of Inspection and Maintenance services on the Queensferry Crossing, following the completion of construction.

Queensferry Crossing – the development of monitoring and asset management systems for infrastructure resilience:

Construction of the Queensferry Crossing, a 2.7km cable stayed bridge over the Forth Estuary, will be completed later this year.  The bridge will be provided with a structural health monitoring system and electronic databases of design, as-built and base-line information. This will allow the development of advanced asset management systems that will exploit cloud computing and provide real time monitoring of the bridge. A range of decision support tools will be provided to support incident response and the effective implementation of inspection and maintenance procedures, including the scheduling and reporting of inspections and the automatic generation of reports on bridge integrity and condition.


Paula Claytonsmith - Director, Strategy & Performance, Gaist Solutions

Paula ClaytonsmithPaula has been at the heart of public sector innovation, transformation and local government improvement for many years. With key roles at national and government advisory level, Paula has an impressive legacy of being involved with high profile government initiatives and sectoral change for the benefit of local government services. 
Paula’s background has been management of a cross range of high profile frontline services in both small and large authorities. Paula joined the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) in 2000 as Assistant Director of Improvement. A strategic position that had responsibility for The Beacon Council Scheme, Academic best practice knowledge transfer, Best Value, Performance Management including KPIs, Council and Service improvement strategies including LEAN etc, Procurement, Climate Change and the Planning Advisory Service. She has written best practice guidance, inspection analysis, failure intervention strategies and advised Ministers on Local Government performance improvement techniques.
It was Paula's passion and innovations that led to the first ever 'Service based' Peer reviews within local government being developed in 2002 using unique Warwick University academic insights. Paula’s expert understanding of performance meant she was appointed joint Project Director on 'Performance Management, Measurement and Information' to the Audit Commission. This led to further links with Cranfield Institute on Politics of Performance. Paula's contribution to Local Government improvement meant she is regularly invited to speak nationally, write articles and has been previously been listed in the 'Top 40 under 40'. In 2011 Paula spent some time working in China, developing a strategy for a $50bn company, keen on promoting it’s ethical strategies to UK Government.
Paula has a deep understanding of the important role Elected Members and local politics have in local government services. She was selected and stood for London Borough elections and continues to be connected with Think Tanks, Policy Advisors to Political parties and a range of Government Departments including Cabinet Office, Defra, DCLG amongst others.
Paula joined Gaist to bring a wealth of her strategic experience to both existing and future areas of work for the Gaist and its growing partner and innovation councils.
Resilient Infrastructure Synopsis – what we have learned recently and how we are preparing for the future
Extreme weather events have placed ever greater pressures on our infrastructure. Many councils already do excellent work to provide a seamless service, even when faced with extraordinary events such as those in Winter 2015/2016. However, some councils and government agencies/departments are preparing for future winters of extreme events using data, technologies from other countries and new novel delivery mechanisms to ensure they are ever ready for future winters in changing climatic times.

Peter Tomlin - Head of Transport Management, HS2

Peter TomlinPeter is Head of Transport Management for Phase 1 of High Speed 2 (HS2), covering the route from London to Birmingham and the connection to the West Coast Mainline in Staffordshire. He has over 30 years experience in traffic engineering and transport planning and has been involved in projects in the UK, Ireland, Malta, Turkey, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. 
Peter was appointed to his present role in HS2 in 2016 and leads the development and implementation of the project requirements covering vehicle flow management, vehicle and driver safety standards, workforce travel, temporary traffic management and highways and asset protection. 
Following completion of his MSc in Transport Studies at Cranfield Institute of Technology in 1985, Peter has worked for the City of Westminster, Peter Brett Associates, Colin Buchanan and Partners and Halcrow/CH2M Hill. 
Peter spent some 7 years seconded to Rail Link Engineering – the designer and project manager for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link project (HS1) - developing the interchange designs for Ebbsfleet, Stratford and St Pancras International stations. As Transport Engineering Manager for Section 2 (Ebbsfleet to St Pancras), Peter developed and implemented the plans to enable the various station and highway moves required to deliver the permanent St Pancras station and road network. 
Peter spent 6 years as the Transport Engineering Manager for CLM, the delivery partner to the Olympic Delivery Authority, overseeing all highway schemes required to deliver and operate the Olympic Park for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including putting the road network around the Olympic Park into its “pre-Olympic Route Network” configuration.  Since 2012, Peter led the development of the City-level traffic management plans to deliver the $23.5Bn Riyadh Metro scheme in Saudi Arabia and advised on the operational plans for the recent Glasgow Commonwealth Games and for the forthcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar.


Wayne Duerden BEng, CEng, MICE, FCIHT, HonFIHE, Head of Traffic Engineering and Traffic Signs Policy, Department for Transport

Wayne Duerden photoAfter graduating from the University of Sheffield in 1981, Wayne joined the Ipswich office of C H Dobbie & Partners, working on water supply and highways design and construction.  In 1986 Wayne joined the Department of Transport’s London Regional Office as an Area Engineer where amongst other duties he was the Department’s Project Manager for the £22m contract to refurbish the northbound Blackwall Tunnel.

With the creation of the Government Offices in 1994 Wayne joined the Government Office for London.  He provided advice on local transport issues across London and was closely involved in the analysis of the annual Transport Policies and Programmes submissions and allocation of funds.

In August 1998, Wayne moved to Department for Transport headquarters where he managed a range of walking and cycling research projects and was the Department's focal point and policy lead for Home Zones.

Wayne is currently Head of the Traffic Engineering and Traffic Signs Policy at the Department for Transport and leads a team developing policy, regulatory frameworks and technical advice for traffic management, traffic signs, traffic signals and street design. He has extensive experience of traffic management and takes a keen interest in streetscape issues.

Andrew Cameron, Director, WSP / Parsons Brinckerhoff

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Andrew is an engineer with a background in transportation, architectural engineering and urban design. He has over 20 years’ experience in how we can plan for movement whilst at the same time creating great streets and enjoyable places.

He has been involved in many regeneration and masterplanning projects for villages, towns and cities in the UK and around the world. These include the £8B Earls Court redevelopment which will stitch new London streets into the fractured fabric of this part of the city and Birmingham Connected which will address the over dominance of the motor vehicle to create better transit and a more walkable public realm. Internationally Andrew has worked on proposals for Chicago Lakeside, a community of 50,000 people with new city wide transit connections, a human scale, slow speed, strategic highway through the site and two miles of new lakeshore walking and bike trails. He is currently looking at movement and street design issues for a new mixed-use town of 40,000 people in Bahrain which will aim to internalise journeys, create better streets and more walkable neighbourhoods.

Andrew has acted as an advisor to Government for The House of Commons Select Committees on Housing and Sustainable Communities. He is co-author of national and local design guidance, including The Urban Design Compendium, Manual for Streets 1 and 2, Designing Streets (for the Scottish Government) and The Abu Dhabi Urban Street Design Manual. He is a Design Review Panel Member for The Design Council CABE, MADE and OPUN.

Julia Gregory - Director of Projects, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

Julia GregoryJulia is Ebbsfleet Development Corporations Director of Projects, heading up a team to deliver £275m investment programme to deliver key infrastructure (Highways, transportation and utilities), housing and commercial development critical to the success of the Garden City. Prior to this Julia has held other key senior infrastructure positions  at Gatwick Airport as Head of Airport development for its second runway project, at Buckinghamshire County Council and at Stansted Airport.
She has more than 25 years of experience in developing key infrastructure across major developments and projects with a particular focus on highways and transportation. In May 2014, Julia was awarded Personality of the Year at the Global Air Rail Awards. 

Jon Sandford – Infrastructure Lead – Planning Enabling and Development, HCA

Jon Sandford has over 25 years’ experience working in the development and transportation industry, helping to deliver enabling infrastructure for development.  He is leads on infrastructure to enable development for the HCA from within the Planning Enabling and Development team.  He has experience of the broad range of infrastructure that supports the policy, planning, master-planning, appraisal and the delivery and development of sites – with a transport planning focus.  Since 2010 he has worked within the HCA facilitating the planning and delivery of large scale housing proposals as part of the ATLAS service. Before that, he worked in consultancy at a Project Director level, delivering transport planning and engineering solutions for large scale development projects.

Short synopsis of what the presentation will cover
My presentation will give an overview of the issues in successful (and unsuccessful) transportation infrastructure enabling associated with large new sustainable communities – with reference to Garden Towns and Villages; Having an emphasis on the management and facilitative issues in delivery.

Rick Robinson - Director of Technology, Amey

Rick RobinsonDr. Rick Robinson is Director of Technology for Amey, one of the UK's largest providers of public and regulated services and infrastructure. In this role, Rick is responsible for driving advances in digital technology into public services and infrastructure that are used by about 1 in 4 people in the UK every day. Previously, Rick was Executive Architect for Smarter Cities for IBM. Rick collaborates with a network of technology entrepreneurs, Universities and social institutions to explore innovations in digital technology, and has advised the UK Government and United Nations on their impact on infrastructure, communities and society. Rick is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the RSA, a member of the Academy of Urbanism, a member of the Board of Innovation Birmingham and Birmingham Science City Alliance. He founded and chairs the Birmingham Smart City Alliance. Rick writes about his work at

Anne-Marie Friel - Partner, Pinsent Masons

Anne-Marie FrielAnne-Marie has been advising clients in the infrastructure sector for 18 years and specialises in providing complex advice and the implementation of new risk sharing approaches (including partnering and alliancing models) on major infrastructure projects. She is part of Pinsent Masons team of transport specialists but also has extensive and varied experience in respect of both project-financed and non-project financed transactions, across a range of sectors including rail, road, waste, construction, FM, retail, health and defence . Anne-Marie presents regularly to audiences on contract issues affecting the infrastructure sector and is also very involved in driving new and innovative approaches to the provision of legal services to Pinsent Masons’ core infrastructure clients. 


Nic Cary, Head of Data Policy, Department for Transport


Nic Cary photo smallNic Cary is Head of Data Policy at the Department for Transport. He is responsible for the Department’s transport data policy, strategy and outreach. His role shapes the data aspects of the Government Transformation Strategy to the context of a Department which helps keep Britain on the move. He is a frequent public speaker, where his focus is on evangelising the benefits of digital transformation and open data in the transport sector. Before taking up his present position, he led the team responsible for transforming digital services and open data at the Department’s 19 agencies and public bodies. Nowadays he emphasises that digital transformation is a business process, recognising that digital can have a techie image that is off-putting for non-technologists. He has been in digital for more than 20 years, having founded his own internet consultancy in 1995 and has since undertaken a wide variety of digital and technology roles, including that of CTO, technical architect and head of infrastructure. Previously he had a successful career at board-level in marketing communications.
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Company Company
ACO i-Transport
AECOM Jackson Civil Engineering
Aggregate Industries KierWSP
Asphalt Reinforcement Services Knight Architects
Balfour Beatty Living Places Local Government TAG
Beale & Company Solicitors LLP Local Transport Today
Borough of Poole London Councils
Brighton & Hove City Council Matchtech
Buckinghamshire County Council Metis Consultants Ltd
Cambridgeshire County Council Milton Keynes Council
Capita Morgan Sindall
Capita P&I Mott MacDonald
Carillion Civil Engineering Mouchel
Causeway Mynott Associates Limited
Central Bedfordshire Council  Nynas UK AB
CH2M Ridge & Partners LLP
CIHT Council Member Ringway Jacobs Ltd
Civil Engineering Contractors Association SJLee Consulting Ltd
Colas UK Limited Slough Borough Council
Create Consulting Engineers Ltd Stabilised Pavements Ltd
Dartford Borough Council Steer Davies Gleave
Defence Infrastructure Organisation Stuart Michael Associates Ltd
Department Of Transport Surveyor
Devon County Council Taylor Woodrow
Elgin The Planning Inspectorate
ERH Communications & Civil Engineering Transport for London
Essex County Council Transportation Professional
Flowline Tripod Crest Ltd
Fusion Velocity
Gattica Associates Ltd Waterman Aspen
Hydrock WJ North Limited
Hyperion Infrastructure Consultancy Ltd WJ South Limited
Infrastructure Intelligence  


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