CIHT Council

Council advises on the strategic and professional direction of the Institution. They also have the power to elect and remove the Board of Trustees.

Council Members find serving on Council a rewarding and enjoyable experience, and a great opportunity to network with fellow professionals.

Ordinary and Regional Council Members serve for three years, after which they must be re-elected in order to continue to serve.  If they are re-elected they can then serve for a further three years before they must stand down for at least a year.  


Council is made up of:

•    President
•    Two Vice Presidents
•    Three Immediate Past Presidents
•    Honorary Treasurer
•    Twelve Ordinary Members
•    Twelve Regional Members
•    Republic of Ireland Member
•    Up to eight Nominated Members
•    A SoRSA representative (observer)

President 2019-20   
Martin Tugwell BSc (Eng) Hons CEng MICE FCIHT

Vice President    
Deborah Sims BSc(Hons) MSc CEng HonMSoRSA PGCertHE FHEA FCIHT
Neil Johnstone EurIng BSc(Hons) MEng CEng FCIHT MICE MIOD

Past Presidents
Andreas Markides BSc (Hons) MSc CEng FICE FCIHT
Matthew Lugg OBE CEng MICE FCIHT MIMgt

Honorary Treasurer
Sue Sharland MA PhD FCIHT

Regional Members
Andrew Warrington BEng CEng MICE MCIHT - CIHT East Midlands
David Sprunt IEng FIHIE MCIHT - CIHT East of England
Stelios Rodoulis BSc MSc MCIHT - CIHT London    
Chandra Vemury BE MSc CEng MCIHT - CIHT North East and Cumbria    
Mike Peet BEng (Hons) CEng MICE MCIHT - CIHT North West    
Bert Bailie BSc (Hons) MSc CEng FCIHT - CIHT Northern Ireland
Russell Henderson BEng FCIHT - CIHT Scotland
Fiona Blackley MA MCIHT - CIHT South East
Mike O'Dowd-Jones BSc MSc MCILT MCIHT - CIHT South West
Kerry Evans BSc(Hons) FCIHT - CIHT Cymru Wales

Chris Young FCIHT MSoRSA - CIHT West Midlands    
Steve Carmody BSc (Hons) CEng MICE FCIHT - CIHT Yorkshire and the Humber
Matthew Steele MSc BA(Hons) FRGS FCILT MCIHT - CIHT Republic of Ireland

Ordinary Members
Susan Giahi Broadbent MSc CEng FIStructE FCIHT
Claudia Currie BSc (Hons) MSc Dip PGDip TPP CEng FCIT FCILT AMIEA FCIHT 
Nick Hopcraft BSc (Hons) MICE CEng FCIHT 
Peter Molyneux CEng FCIHT MICE
Kate Carpenter BEng CEng MICE FCIHT FSoRSA
Julia Gregory BSc MSc MCIHT
Gill Foster MCIHT FIHE
Jo Field MA MPhil MCIHT 
Mark Staniland MCIHT
Simon Hindshaw BSc CEng FICE FCIHT FCIT
Emily Ingham MEng MCIHT    

Nominated Members
Anthony Ferguson FCIHT
Lynn Basford BA FCIHT 
Ginny Clarke BSc CEng MICE FCIHT OBE 
Glenn Lyons BEng PhD FCIHT MTPS TPP 
Mitesh Solanki BEng(Hons) MSc FCIHT MICE
Nicola Blaney MEng CEng MCIHT - Young Professional  

SoRSA Representative (Observer)
Stewart Knowles BSc MILT MCIHT FSoRSA

Becoming a CIHT Council Member gives you an opportunity to determine the strategic and professional direction of your Institution. Council acts as a sounding board for CIHT policy development and hosts outside speakers who contribute to debate, helping to shape CIHT positioning on specific issues. Recent topics included a presentation on reshaping UK transport policy from Transport for the North’s David Levene and a discussion around the Office of Rail and Road’s annual assessment of Highways England by its deputy director Richard Coates.

Download a summary and FAQs on Your Role as a Council Member 

CIHT Council Elections

CIHT's Elections for Ordinary Council Members for 2019/20 opened on Monday 25 March 2019 and closed on Friday 10 May 2019. The elections process is once again being managed by the independent elections company, Mi-Voice Ltd.

There were 13 candidates for three Ordinary Member positions and the results will be announced at CIHT’s AGM on 19 June 2019.


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