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CIHT welcomes Andreas Markides as new President
June 22 2017
The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) is pleased to announce the inauguration of Andreas Markides as its new President for 2017/18.
Andreas was welcomed into the role at an inauguration held at CIHT’s Britannia Walk office in London.
The theme for Andreas’s year is ‘Creating Better Places’ which supports CIHT’s vision of ‘World-class transportation infrastructure and services’.
Andreas Markides said:
“It is an honour to become President of CIHT and I hope to show that we are the institution of choice for all those who work in transport infrastructure. Throughout my professional life, I have had the benefit of working alongside planners, urban designers and economists as well as colleagues from more traditional transportation specialisms. This holistic approach to problem solving is an advantage of interacting with the cross-sector of professionals who are members of CIHT.”
“I will be working with CIHT colleagues to highlight the importance of ‘creating better places’. There are many examples of good place making in large cities but there is no reason that cannot be replicated elsewhere.”
“I believe that if we can build places where people feel happy and proud of, they become more civilised and this leads to economic regeneration.”
Notes for editors
Andreas Markides, CIHT President 2017 - 18
Andreas Markides was elected President of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation in June 2017. Andreas Markides BSc (Hons) MSc CEng FCIHT FICE, is experienced in the planning, design and management of major development projects, urban extensions and town centre regeneration schemes; he has also been involved in the design and supervision of infrastructure works.
He has worked for several private and public sector clients in the UK as well as overseas. In the UK he has worked for Local Authorities as expert witness at public inquiries; his clients also include many housebuilders, Land Securities, Countryside Properties, Network Rail (Property), Grainger plc and many more.
Andreas had been on the Board of Colin Buchanan for twelve years and he was its Chairman for the period 2009-2011. He was a founding partner of Odyssey Markides and is currently a Managing Director at Markides Associates.
Andreas has been an active member of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation for close to 15 years. He has been a Trustee for the last 3 years and he was the Chairman of the Greater London branch for the period 2005-2007.
He is on the Transport Panel of the Institution of Civil Engineers and is also a founding member of the Academy of Urbanism. In 2014 he acted as Planning Commissioner for the island of Cyprus.
Andreas was born in Cyprus and he came to England to do his A’ Levels at Felsted School, Essex in 1976. He has lived in England since then. He is married to Kay Swift who is Head of a pre-prep school outside Newbury. They have 4 children together (Helen, Nicki, Steph and Alex).
Photo available on request.
Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation
CIHT is a membership organisation representing over 13,500 people who work in the highways and transportation sector.
CIHT members plan, design, build, operate and maintain best-in-class transport systems and infrastructure, whilst respecting the imperatives of improving safety, ensuring economic competitiveness and minimising environmental impact.
CIHT supports its member's professional endeavours by:
• offering training, information, professional development and support
• promoting the value added to society by the profession
• being the focused voice to Governments and other decision makers on transportation expertise and knowledge.
For more information or to request a photo of Andreas Markides please contact:
Daniel Isichei, Director of Communications
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