CIHT’s third National Conference  took place in London on 2nd March to a packed audience.

The conference headline sponsor was:

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The third CIHT National conference addressed many of the key challenges the transport and infrastructure sector will face over the next 5-10 years. The event built on the success of the first two conferences and allowed delegates to learn and discuss how the highways and transport sector will change and adapt to provide certainty in an uncertain world.

Keynote speakers included Jim O’Sullivan, Chief Executive of Highways England, Steve Gooding, Director of the RAC Foundation and Professor Glenn Lyons of the University of the West of England.

Interactive discussions took place during five workshops on the following topics -  'people', 'places', 'infrastructure', 'skills' and 'growth' -  this gave delegates engaged in highways and transportation the chance to understand the issues and develop confidence in their solutions in an ever-changing world.

To round off the successful conference, a drinks reception followed giving delegates the opportunity to catch up with their industry colleagues and network.

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    National Conference 2016 Programme


Park Plaza Victoria London
239 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London, SW1V 1EQ

Headline Sponsor:

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Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

Our skills lie in the expansive area of infrastructure as well as in our experience of working for a broad range of clients, including national and local governments and the commercial sector. The social and environmental framework of our work is crucial, and we view all our projects in the context of the communities in which they are delivered.

Atkins serves clients in UK & Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions.

Workshop Sponsors:

Infrastructure Workshop was sponsored by:

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Part of Eurovia UK, Ringway is one of the leading providers of highway services in the UK.

Renowned for consistently delivering a cost-effective and reliable service, whilst providing long-term sustainable and innovative solutions, our flexible approach, breadth of expertise and strong client partnerships enables us to meet their current needs and anticipate those for the future.

Most recently we have added new skills in design services , asset management, integrate traffic control and information systems management, through our two Private Finance Initiative contracts These enhance our credentials as a truly capable road and asset network operator/partner

Skills Workshop was sponsored by:

Colas 250As corporate partners to CIHT, Colas are keen to engage with industry on the issue of skills. Particularly in light of the recently announced government’s skills strategy, which headlined an ambitious target to introduce a further 30,000 apprentices within industry by 2020. By sponsoring and taking part in the skills workshop at the CIHT National Conference, Colas hope to work with delegates on the challenges facing the sector. Identifying the key issues around attracting, delivering and retaining the people needed to manage and deliver the UK’s Transport network.

Working alongside CIHT, Colas are keen to continue their ongoing support on the issue of skills and raise the agenda of young people’s professional development through joint initiatives such as the Colas CIHT Presentation Awards.    


Asphalt Reinforcement Services logo small2Asphalt Reinforcement Services offer clients a comprehensive choice of pavement reinforcement solutions to suit a wide variety of projects, backed by knowledgeable technical support and commitment to excellent customer service.

Our mission is to help you improve the in service performance of asphalt pavements from design through to installation.

So, whether you are looking to reinforce a supermarket car park, main arterial trunk road or a military airfield, the team at Asphalt Reinforcement Services is here to support you every step of the way.

Mott MacDonald logo smallMott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We use our ingenuity to create lasting value for all we work with – customers, communities and staff.

We work with our customers and partners to added value solutions which, save money and time, reduce risks, drive up efficiency, and maximise sustainable outcomes.


Stabilised Pavements
Stabilised Pavements Ltd is a specialist in-situ road recycling company working for highway authorities and private clients throughout the UK.




Shared Learning Partner:

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Conference Supporters:

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Andrew Jones, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

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Andrew Jones was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport in May 2015. He was elected the Conservative MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough in May 2010.


Andrew is from Ilkley, and attended Bradford Grammar School and Leeds University.

Political career

From May 2003 to May 2011 Andrew was a local councillor on Harrogate Borough Council, representing the High Harrogate ward. He was also Cabinet Member for Resources from May 2003 to May 2010.

Since being elected in 2010, Andrew has been a Parliamentary Private Secretary on the health, business and transport teams. He has also chaired the Northern Electrification Taskforce which provided the Secretary of State for Transport with advice on the next steps for electrification of railways in the North of England.

Career outside politics

Andrew worked in sales and marketing for Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport - the minister is responsible for:

•    Northern Powerhouse, including Northern and TransPennine Express franchises
•    environment
•    Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV)
•    connected vehicles
•    technology and innovation
•    freight and logistics
•    national roads and Highways England
•    bus policy
•    local transport, including roads, local majors, and Local Sustainable Transport Fund
•    city growth deals
•    smart ticketing
•    road safety
•    devolution in England

Jim O'Sullivan, Chief Executive, Highways England

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Jim O’ Sullivan was appointed Chief Executive of Highways England in July 2015. Jim is a chartered engineer and has spent his career within transportation, asset management, and utility organisations. He was previously Managing Director at Heathrow Airport Holdings (formerly BAA) - Airports Division and Edinburgh Airport.

Jim holds a degree in Air Transport Engineering from City University, London, an MBA from Lancaster University and he is a Chartered Engineer.

Steven Norris, Former Minister of Transport and TfL board member, FCIHT, FCILT

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Steve Norris was an MP for 14 years and a Minister for Transport with special responsibility for London for almost 5.  He is a former TfL board member and is Chair of the National Infrastructure Planning Association.  He is Chairman of BNP Paribas Real Estate UK, Driver Group plc and Soho Estates Ltd.

Sue Percy, Chief Executive, CIHT

Sue Percy smallSue Percy was appointed Chief Executive of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation in October 2011. Sue is currently a board member of DfT’s Highways Efficiency Maintenance Programme; sits 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.

Dr Susan Sharland, President, CIHT

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Sue Sharland was elected President of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation in June 2015 after serving as a vice president since 2013.

Sue has been a Fellow of CIHT since 2001, joined Council in 2007 and became a trustee in 2008. She initially served on the Transport Policy Board and she was appointed Chair in 2008. She then chaired the Membership and Skills Strategy Board from 2010 to 2014.

Sue’s theme for the year is Intelligent Transport in a Connected World. This looks at the opportunity to improve transport and mobility with technology and innovation. It spans transport infrastructure, planning, vehicles and, importantly, society’s changing requirements and expectations, driven by access to smart technology and new business models.

Sue is currently a Non-Executive Director for a number of organisations, including the Transport Systems Catapult and the Vehicle Certification Agency of the Department for Transport. She is the former Chief Executive of both TRL Limited and the Transport Research Foundation, positions she held from 2001 - 2013.

She was previously a senior manager within AEA Technology plc, where she led a number of areas including consultancy, risk management and engineering software in a wide range of industries including energy, aviation and oil and gas.

Sue started her career as a mathematical modeller, working in a number of fields including waste management and corrosion of metals.

Dr Daniel Ruiz, Managing Director, Dynniq

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Daniel leads Dynniq’s business in the UK and Ireland. Dynniq was formerly known as Imtech Traffic & Infra and, before that, Peek Traffic.  

He was previously the start-up director for the Transport Systems Catapult. Daniel set up the Transport Coordination Centre for the London Olympics, and was Head of Real Time Operations for TfL.

Daniel's notable achievements/awards include:

Interim Chairman for the Transport Technology Forum (2015-)
Cabinet Office Major Projects Reviewer (2013-)
Member of Cabinet Office SME panel (2011-2013)

Presentation Synopsis
Technology as a driver of change – Key points:

Setting the scene and raising a few questions which can be addressed during the day.

Our transport networks are congested and becoming more so. No news there!

I will discuss drivers of change (including: population growth and mobility demands, disruptive business models, evolving vehicle technology, expectations of an imminent (or is it?) future ….)

Constraints on change: decreasing budgets, the paradox of individual choice and societal benefit, fixed infrastructure, and the tension between long and micro-lifecycle developments and innovation.

The solutions: stimulate innovation, drive behavioural change, create additional capacity, unlock latent capacity in our networks.

The creation of additional capacity is feasible but high cost, with long lead times, and political and social disruption.  I postulate that all other mechanisms require marketing and communications and/or technology to achieve cost effective, short-to-medium timescale achievement of benefits.  

Marketing and communications works: look at London 2012 Olympic Games.  But technology is arguably most effective for achieving dramatic and sustainable change.  

We get very excited about some innovation (Uber is a case in point) but are we exploiting some of the basics?  I take a quick look at some low risk opportunities for high returns through innovative application of fairly standard technology.  Some of these are prevented due to procurement rules.  How can these be unlocked?

We have examples of the success of technological intervention going back decades: e.g. ramp metering, SCOOT and congestion zones.  Also emerging game-changers like Uber and cooperative vehicle systems.  How do we decide which to implement or enable?   I will develop this theme.

There is the potential to innovate in surprising ways: for example “intelligent infrastructure” is focussed on the management of heavily instrumented assets such as bridges, tunnels and highways.  Why not use these data sets as part of highly intelligent traffic control systems.  I will explore this a bit.

But we are rapidly moving towards a world where everything is connected and ‘big brother’ control systems are expected to become redundant….or are they?  Can technology ensure that individual choice does not increase at the expense of societal good (and that includes enabling growth through increasing mobility rather stifling it)?  How do we demonstrate the return on investment of implementing technology?

Daniel will consider a number of these issues and their resolution and some he will leave open to be addressed during the rest of the day.

Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation

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Steve became Director of the RAC Foundation in May 2015 after a civil service career encompassing many transport-related roles, most recently as Director General for Roads, Traffic & Local at the Department for Transport. His responsibilities included developing the Roads Investment Strategy, the Transport Strategy for the North, administering funding for local government, policy on road safety, and the running of the motoring services agencies. Steve was also Chair of the Transport Sector Transparency Board, focusing on the generation and dissemination of data.

After graduating from Durham University Steve joined the civil service in 1983, moving to the Department of Transport in 1987 where, amongst other roles, he was private secretary to transport ministers Peter Bottomley, Michael Portillo and Roger Freeman.

Professor Glenn Lyons, Associate Dean (Research & Knowledge Exchange) & Professor of Transport and Society, University of the West of England

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Glenn Lyons is Professor of Transport and Society and founder of the Centre for Transport & Society (CTS) at UWE Bristol.

He was CTS Director from 2002-2010 and is now Associate Dean (Research and Knowledge Exchange) for the Faculty of Environment and Technology and its 300+ staff alongside continuing to be active as a research professor. His research focuses upon the role of new technologies in supporting and influencing travel behaviour both directly and through influence on lifestyles and social practices.

A former secondee and expert advisor to the Department for Transport’s Transport Direct initiative for national travel information provision, Glenn has led major studies for the DfT and UK research councils into traveller information systems, teleworking, virtual mobility, travel time use, user innovation, road pricing, public and business attitudes to transport and future mobility. He has been involved in a number of strategic futures studies.

In 2014 he was seconded to the New Zealand Ministry of Transport in the role of Strategy Director and was responsible for leading a major piece of national work examining future demand for travel out to 2042 and its implications for policy and investment.

Glenn has been the Director of the Transport Visions Network; Chairman of the Transport Planning Society; Chair of Bristol City Council's Best Value Review of Integrated Transport; and Chairman of the Universities Transport Study Group in the UK. He holds a PhD (1991-1994) from Cardiff University (Driver behaviour and artificial intelligence) and a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Cardiff University, Civil Engineering, First Class Honours (1987-1991). Glenn is the author / co-author of over 180 papers and other research articles.

Dr Nick Knorr, Programme Director, Transport Systems Catapult

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Nick is the Programme Director of the Customer Experience Business Unit at the Transport Systems Catapult, which focuses on using human centered design to build deep customer insights, which inform user-centric service and product innovations in the transport sector.
Nick is an experienced engineering and programme director, who has worked across a wide range of industry sectors including defence and aerospace, specialising in the application of systems engineering for the delivery of complex multi-disciplinary solutions.  He has led development and delivery programmes on a number of advanced products, including Boeing 787, Airbus A350 & A380, Lockheed Martin F22 and high grade cryptographic devices for UK MoD and Government.

Nick uses his experience to bring strong project management and systems engineering discipline to the work undertaken by TSC; and brings a wide breadth of experience across relevant areas of technology and innovation.


Kris Beuret OBE, Director, Social Research Associates

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Kris Beuret OBE FIHT is the Director of Social Research Associates (SRA) a company which specialises in public involvement and research into social aspects of transport.

Kris has advised Government, the House of Commons Transport Committee, TfL and the DfT, including Crossrail, on diversity issues. She has served on the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC), been Chief Examiner for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and is a Commissioner of the Independent Transport Commission.

For the latter she is editing a book ‘Why Travel?’ with chapters from different academic perspectives. Kris is also the Chair of a number of charities set up to represent the needs of the taxi industry and its customers.


Glenn Higgs, Associate, Highways & transportation WSP / Parsons Brinckerhoff

Glenn Higgs

Glenn is an Associate at WSP | Parson Brinckerhoff and has been working in the transport planning and civil engineering sectors for 20 years. His experience spans the transport planning, traffic engineering and urban design disciplines, with a wide-ranging portfolio of projects from contemporary street design schemes to innovative, high-profile research projects for Central Government.

Glenn has been responsible for developing good practice guidance and policy for central, regional and local Government on areas which include cycling, shared space, electric vehicles, traffic management and streetscape, bus priority and trams.

He has contributed to several publications which include the ICE Manual of Highway Design and Management and is currently co-authoring ‘Shared Streets’; one of the CIHT’s Streets and Transport in the Urban Environment suite of guidance documents.

Chris Oakley, Director, Crowd Dynamics International Limited

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Chris  is a director of  Crowd Dynamics International Ltd . He is an international expert in traffic and pedestrian movement planning and management. He has over 30 years of designing for all modes of travel, in develop¬ing safe and efficient movement strategies for individual facilities such as stadia, stations or conference centres, to entire Central Business Districts, city centres or city regions.  He is currently developing  movement strategies for places as diverse as Rochdale and Madinah.

Chris has been studying for a number of years  how pedestrians and traffic interact in less managed spaces and developing modelling tools   to help appraise such  designs. He is currently modelling  a number of such schemes both in UK and internationally.


Dana Skelley OBE BEng CEng MBA MICE FCHIT, Director of Asset Management, Transport for London

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Dana is Director of Asset Management at Transport for London where she is responsible for asset policies, strategies and investment planning.

With a team of around 500 engineers and asset managers, she is responsible for more than £15bn of infrastructure including maintaining London’s arterial roads, all 6200 traffic lights, 1800 bridges and 12 tunnels.

Chair of the UK Bridges Board and an active member of the UKRLG, the Highways Management Efficiency Programme Board, the Women’s Engineering Society and the World Roads Association, Dana led the team that rehabilitated Hammersmith flyover, pioneered the introduction of collaborative contracts to achieve efficient customer focused delivery with the London Highways Alliance Contracts and is a keen sponsor, mentor and career enabler of apprentices and graduates in civil engineering and infrastructure management.

Awarded Engineer of the Year in 2006, and a driving force behind the 100 Years of Women in Transport campaign which celebrates the role of women in the industry, Dana was awarded an OBE for services to transport in the UK in the 2015 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.


Rob Gillespie, Service Director, Hounslow Highways

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Rob is a director of Ringway and has most recently been the Service Director for Ringway Hounslow Highways Limited the Operating Company for the London Borough of Hounslow Highways Maintenance PFI Project. Previously Rob was Group Business Development Director for the Ringway/Eurovia Group, working across the group organisations to develop long-term strategic bid opportunities and the organic growth of existing contracts.

Rob has previously led the specialist treatments arm of Ringway as Managing Director of Ringway Specialist Treatments and has spent a large proportion of his career in this particular highway field.

Rob is a member of the UK Roads Board and UK Roads Liaison Group and  he is a Past Chairman on the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) also chairing committees (several years ago) in the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) – then the IHIE, where he spent many years on Council and represented IHE on CIHT (then IHT) committees. Rob is also currently the Vice President of the Local Authority Technical Advisers Group (TAG) and will become President in May 2016.

Presentation Synopsis

Rob will use the backdrop of the highly technical and performance driven highway maintenance PFI project in Hounslow, to illustrate where technology and innovative approaches are contributing to an improving and resilient infrastructure for the residents and businesses of west London. The long-term integrity of the highways asset is high on the agenda, and this asset management approach is facilitated again by technology development in materials design and installation, and long-term asset modelling systems.

Sharon Kindleysides FCIHT, FIET, FWES, MBA, Managing Director, Kapsch TrafficCom

Sharon Kindleysides

Sharon Kindleysides has a degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and an MBA and has worked in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for over twelve years, during which time she spearheaded the entry of Kapsch TrafficCom into the UK market, becoming the CEO of its UK subsidiary in 2006. Prior to that she worked at Lotus Engineering on both own brand and client projects including the Aston Martin Vanquish.  She has been involved in a number of large scale ITS and Advanced Traffic Management Projects and was the Chairman of the ITS UK between May 2013 and May 2015 and is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology’s Transport Policy Panel and Future Technologies Working Group.

A Fellow of the CIHT, Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Women’s Engineering Society, Sharon is dedicated to promoting engineering as a positive career choice for women, she is a signatory to the CEO Charter for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology and a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Diversity Leadership Group.

Catherine de Marco, Infrastructure Skills Stratagey Leader, Department for Transport

Catherine de Marco 
Catherine is a  transport professional with wide ranging policy experience both at the Department for Transport and in consultancy. Most recently she led on the Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy published at the end of January, working with Terry Morgan and a team of secondees from across the transport infrastructure delivery bodies.


Deborah Sims, Senior Lecturer, University of Greenwich

Deborah Sims smallDeborah is a Chartered Engineer with 25 years’ experience of road safety engineering, highway engineering and asset management, having worked in the private and public sectors, and as a university lecturer. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, a Council Member and a Professional Reviewer.  She sits on the Road Safety Panel, the Membership Skills and Strategy Board and chairs the Careers Materials Steering Group. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an Independent Trustee of Chatham Maritime Trust, an honorary Member of the Society of Road Safety Auditors and a STEMnet Ambassador.

Presentation Synopsis:

Young people of every age are engaged with transport and highways; they use them from birth, initially dependent on others, and then become independent travellers as pedestrians, cyclists and bus users. Sixth formers and university students may progress to driving cars and motorcycles.  However, very few young people stop to think about the huge range of careers available within highway engineering and transportation. They are unaware of the planning, design and operational aspects of transport provision and simply do not consider the options available to them in these sectors. CIHT has identified this issue and is developing a range of careers guidance materials for use with children and young people in primary, secondary and tertiary education. These materials will be available for use by CIHT members to encourage debate, interest and awareness in the skills, aptitudes and qualifications needed to pursue a career in highways and transportation. This presentation will outline the process that has been taken in developing these materials, and the next steps in the project.



Donna Hitchcock MIPD, Associate Director - HR, Colas

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Donna is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), who first started her career with Bombardier, later moving to an international FMCG group for a further four years. This was then followed by a move to the support and care industry where Donna stayed for 11 years, delivering a number of people-related change initiatives and development interventions. During this time Donna was instrumental in the successful placement within the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to work for, a significant achievement for her employer at the time.

Joining Colas in 2014, Donna is responsible for shaping Colas’ people policy of which an integral component has been to focus on the challenges faced within the industry. As a member of the HTMA People and Skills working group, Donna is a keen driver of the industry’s skills shortage agenda. Chairing the skills workshop at this year’s CIHT National Conference Donna is keen to address some of the key issues around attracting, delivering and retaining the people needed to manage and deliver the UK’s Transport Network.


Martin Tugwell, Programme Director, England’s Economic Heartland Strategic Alliance

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Martin Tugwell has over 20 years of experience in strategic transport and infrastructure planning whilst operating at national, regional and local levels.  He is Programme 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 in 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.


Jonathan Bray, Director, Urban Transport Group

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Jonathan joined Urban Transport Group (then pteg) in 2003 as Assistant Director, and was appointed Director in 2008.

Before that Jonathan’s background was a mix of transport policy and transport campaigning.

As a consultant his clients included local transport authorities, the BBC and the Strategic Rail Authority.

He was also one of the founders and co-ordinators of the campaign against the national road programme in the early nineties and later led the Save our Railways campaign against rail privatisation. He has also worked for the Campaign for Better Transport on a range of sustainable transport issues.

Overall the hallmark of Jonathan’s career has been a steadfast commitment to sustainable and equitable transport policies. This includes playing a major role in some of the biggest battles for progressive change to public policy on transport.

David Quarmby CBE, Rees Jeffreys Fund

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David Quarmby has had a long career in policy, planning, management, operations and research, mostly in transport and logistics, with 39 years’ board level experience in government, public agencies, the private sector and research bodies.   He is currently leading a two-year Study for the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund on the future for England’s major road network; and chairs the Freight Advisory Group of the Canal and River Trust.  He has recently stood down as chairman of the RAC Foundation, a member of the Mayor’s London Roads Task Force, and as a Trustee of the National Maritime Museum.  

David has advised many organisations, including the Airports Commission and the GLA, and has carried out special assignments for government and other bodies: he led the Winter Resilience Review of England’s Transport Systems in 2010.  

Prior to 1996 he was a main board director and Joint MD of Sainsburys;  up to 1984 he was a board member and MD Buses at London Transport after a period as director of research and then chief planning officer.  In the 1960’s he was an Economic Adviser at the Ministry of Transport, following a PhD in transport economics.

David was appointed CBE in 2003.

Keith Mitchell, Chairman, Peter Brett Associates 

Keith obtained a scholarship with RM Douglas Construction in 1978 and studied Civil Engineering at Southampton University. He joined Peter Brett Associates in 1984, was invited into partnership in 1994, and was elected chairman of PBA in 2010, with responsibility for the strategic development of the Practice.

Keith has also acted as Chairman of the Transport Planning Society in 2001, was Chairman of the Transport Planning Skills Initiative between 2002 and 2004, the TPP Professional Standards Committee between 2008 and 2010, and was Board Chairman of the National Infrastructure Planning Association from its inception until 2015.

He is now a member of the People 1st Member’s Council, Chairman of the BIS sponsored Transport Apprenticeship Trailblazer, and a member of the Outer London Commission.

Keith has been actively involved in supporting the Independent Transport Commission’s High Speed Rail workstream,  and his professional experience includes a wide range of transport led development and growth strategy projects, including Ebbsfleet, Barking Riverside, Lewisham Gateway, Vauxhall Nine Elms, Old Oak Common, UK Central, and Paradise in Birmingham.



Mike Ashworth, Chair Transport Board, ADEPT

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Mike is Strategic Director of Economy, Transport and Environment, Derbyshire County Council, with responsibility for Place-based services in the County.
Starting work in 1972, Mike has been employed in Local Government throughout his career working for Berkshire County Council, Chesterfield Borough Council, Derby City Council and latterly Derbyshire County Council.  With a Civil Engineering background he has been involved, for a large part of his career, in transport planning and strategy work.  He was appointed Strategic Director in December 2013.

Mike has Chaired the ADEPT Traffic and Safety Group and the National Traffic Managers Forum.  He has now taken on the role of Chairman of the ADEPT Transport Board.  

Presentation Synopsis: Challenges of Delivering the Local Transport Network.

Philip Hoare, Managing Director Transportation UK & Europe, Atkins

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Philip Hoare is managing director of Atkins’ Transportation division. He also has executive responsibility for Atkins’ business in Ireland.

Since joining the company in 1997, Philip has held a number of senior positions in Atkins’
Highways and Rail businesses, focused on delivering growth and innovation across a wide range of projects.

Philip is the chairman of the Operations and Maintenance joint venture on the M25 and he also sits on the Railway Industry Association’s council. He was formerly the chairman of the
Highways Terms Maintenance Association from 2010 to 2012.

Philip is a chartered engineer with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.
Guest Company Guest Company
ACO London Borough of Tower Hamlets
ADEPT London Councils
AECOM Matchtech
Aggregate Industries UK Ltd McMahon Associates
Amec Foster Wheeler Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure
Amey Mott MacDonald
Amey Plc Mouchel
Andrew Jones, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport National Hghways Academy
Aone+ NMC Surfacing Ltd
Asphalt Reinforcement Services Ltd Nu-Phalt Contracting Ltd 
Association for Project Management Office of Rail and Road
Atkins Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd
Beale & Company  Ove Arup & Partners Ltd
Birmingham City Council Oxfordshire County Council
Brighton & Hove City Council PACTS
Cambridgeshire County Council Peter Brett Associates
Causeway   Peter Evans Partnership Limited
Causeway Technology Phil Jones Associates
CBO Transport Press Association
CH2M Project Centre Limited
Chair of the CIHT Urban Design Panel PTG Associates Ltd
Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation RAC Foundation
Colas Ltd Rees Jeffreys Road Fund
Conway AECOM Rennicks (UK) Ltd
Coventry University Richard Nickson Consulting Ltd
Create Consulting Engineers Ltd Ringway
Crowd Dynamics International Limited Ringway Jacobs Ltd
David Simmonds Consultancy Road Safety Analysis
Department for Transport Royal HaskoningDHV
Devine Consulting Shakil Civil Engineering Ltd
Dorset County Council Skanska Construction
Driver Group Slough Borough Council
Dynniq Social Research Associates 
Ebbsfleet Development Corporation South Northants Council
England’s Economic Heartland Strategic Alliance Specialist Project Integration
Essex County Council SPL
Eurovia Steer Davies Gleave
Flowline Steven Norris, Former Minister of Transport and TfL Board Member
Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd STO Associates
Gloucestershire County Council Stuart Michael Associates
Hampshire County Council Surrey County Council
HCA Surveyor/
Highways England Swindon Borough Council
Highways UK  Tarmac
Hounslow Highways TfL
HS2 Ltd The Local Government Technical Advisers Group (TAG)
Hydrock Tia Leigh Consulting
Hyperion Infrastructure Consultancy Ltd Total Bitumen
Independent Sustainable Transport Consultant Transport and Planning Consultant
Integrated Transport Planning Ltd Transport Catapult
Interserve Construction Ltd  Transport Focus
Jackson Civil Engineering Transport for Greater Manchester
Jacobs Transport for London
JMP Consultants Ltd Transport Planning Society
JMP Transport Consultants Transportation Professional
Kapsch TrafficCom Tripod Crest Ltd
Kier Construction TRL
Kier Group Turner & Townsend
Kier Highways University of Greenwich
Kier Infrastructure & Overseas University of West of England
Knight Architects Urban Transport Group
KPMG Velocity
Lagan Construction VolkerHighways
Living Streets World Highways Magazine 
London Borough of Barnet World Road Association
London Borough of Brent WSP / Parsons Brinckerhoff
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham WSP UK Ltd

Take a look at a series of interviews conducted on the day with key guests at the CIHT National Conference. The videos are available to view on YouTube here.

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