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.  

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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 2018-19    
Matthew Lugg OBE CEng MICE FCIHT MIMgt

Vice President    
Martin Tugwell BSc (Eng) Hons CEng MICE FCIHT
Deborah Sims BSc(Hons) MSc CEng HonMSoRSA PGCertHE FHEA FCIHT

Past Presidents
Andreas Markides BSc (Hons) MSc CEng FICE FCIHT
Sue Sharland MA PhD FCIHT

Honorary Treasurer
Peter Brown BSc MSc Eng DIC CEng FCIHT

Regional Members
Andrew Warrington BEng CEng MICE MCIHT - CIHT East Midlands
David Sprunt IEng FIHIE MCIHT - CIHT East of England
Stelios Rodoulis - CIHT London    
Chandra Vemury - 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
Richard Perry MEng CEng MCIHT - CIHT Scotland
Stuart Atkinson BSc MA CEng MICE MAPM MCIHT - CIHT South East
Mike O'Dowd-Jones BSc MSc MCILT MCIHT - CIHT South West
Kerry Evans - CIHT Cymru Wales    
Steve Carmody BSc (Hons) CEng MICE FCIHT - CIHT Yorkshire and the Humber
Matthew Steele - CIHT Republic of Ireland

Ordinary Members
Susan Giahi Broadbent - CIHT West Midlands
Claudia Currie BSc (Hons) MSc Dip PGDip TPP CEng FCIT FCILT AMIEA FCIHT - CIHT Wales
Nick Hopcraft BSc (Hons) MICE CEng FCIHT - CIHT West Midlands
Spencer Palmer BEng (Hons) CEng MICE FCIHT - CIHT London
Jerry Pert BSc FCIHT - CIHT London
Tim Speed BSc (Hons) CEng MICE FCIHT MTPS FFB - CIHT North East & Cumbria
Derek Palmer BA MSocSc TPP FCILT FCIHT - CIHT East of England
Gill Foster MCIHT FIHE - CIHT South East
Jo Field MA MPhil MCIHT - CIHT London
Mark Staniland - CIHT East Midlands    
Simon Hindshaw BSc CEng FICE FCIHT FCIT - CIHT South East
Emily Ingham - CIHT Yorkshire and the Humber    

Nominated Members
Wayne Duerden BEng CEng MICE FCIHT Hon FIHE - CIHT South East
Lynn Basford BA FCIHT - CIHT South East
Dana Skelley OBE BEng MBA CEng MICE MCMI FCIHT - CIHT London
Ginny Clarke BSc CEng MICE FCIHT OBE - CIHT London
Glenn Lyons BEng PhD FCIHT MTPS TPP - CIHT South West
Neil Johnstone - CIHT Scotland    
Kaine Lynch MEng CEng MICE MCIHT - Young Professional - CIHT Northern Ireland
Nicola Blaney - Young Professional - CIHT Scotland    

SoRSA Representative (Observer)
John Barrell BSc CEng MICE FCIHT MIRSO FSoRSA - CIHT North East & Cumbria

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.

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Are you interested in becoming a CIHT Council member?

CIHT Council nominations are now open! 

Ordinary Member: There are three vacancies for Ordinary Members of Council for 2019/20. Find out more information or complete the nomination form here by 17:00 on 22 February 2019.

If there are more nominations for Ordinary Members than vacancies, a ballot of the membership will take place. Members with access to email will receive a link to the online voting website and those without an email address will be able to request a postal ballot. Votes will be counted by the single transferable vote system and the results will be announced at the AGM in June.

Regional Member: There are vacancies for Regional Members for 2019/20 in each of the following regions:  CIHT London, CIHT Northern Ireland, CIHT East of England, CIHT West Midlands and CIHT East Midlands. Nominees for Regional Members must have a registered address in the Region for which they wish to stand.

Nominations are normally coordinated by the Regional Committees and if you are thinking of standing you should contact your Regional Secretary. You must complete the Council Nomination form 2019 - Regional Members and return it by 17:00 on 22 February 2019.

If there is more than one Regional Member nomination from each Region, a ballot of members in the respective Region will be held. 

Finding Voting Members to support your nomination: Nominations for both Ordinary and Regional members need to be supported by eight Voting Members (Full Members or Fellows). The best way to meet Voting Members is to contact your Regional Secretary.

Any Questions?

If you want to know more then please contact the Governance Team on:

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