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Sion Williams Chair, CIHT Cymru Wales
Sion is an Associate working for Mott MacDonald in their Colwyn Bay Office. He has over 29 years’ experience of highway design working for both local authorities and consulting engineers. Having started with Clwyd County Council in 1989 he undertook part time studies for ONC, HNC and then a degree in Civil Engineering.
With local government reorganisation in 1996, Sion moved to Denbighshire County Council as an Engineer within the Major Projects Group working on a number of Trunk and County Road Schemes.
In 1999 Sion moved to Hyder Consulting in Warrington to work on the M62 Route Management which covered the route from Liverpool to Hull. In 2000 he left Hyder and then joined Symonds (Capita) to undertake a role within the Employer's Agent Team on the A5 Nesscliffe Bypass Project and remained there for 19 years being promoted from Graduate Engineer to Associate. In June 2018 Sion joined Mott MacDonald at their Colwyn Bay Office.
Sion has worked on a wide variety of projects from small traffic calming and maintenance schemes, through to the design and project management of major highway projects including an international motor racing circuit and multi-award winning public realm schemes.
Daniel McCool, Chair, CIHT Cymru Wales Young Professionals Committee
Daniel is an experienced Transport Planner with public and private sector experience. Daniel has developed a good knowledge of public transport systems in the UK and overseas, and has assisted clients in the design, implementation and operation of Heavy Rail, Light Rail, Bus and Bus Rapid Transit systems, through the use of appropriate modelling and appraisal techniques.
Daniel also has experience in both writing and reviewing Transport Assessments and Travel Plans associated with a range of land use types and has a good understanding of the transport related requirements of successful planning applications.
Daniel is Chair of the CIHT Cymru Wales Young Professionals Committee, which aims to represent the views of young and emerging professional members within the Institution.
Roddy Beynon Honorary Secretary, CIHT Cymru Wales
Roddy Beynon is the ex officio Chair of CIHT Cymru Wales for 2016-2018 having previously served as Vice Chair and as the group’s emerging professionals officer. The latter role involved encouraging those new to highways and transportation, including university students, to join the Institution and participate in events.
As an Associate transport engineer with Arup in Cardiff, Roddy is involved in a wide range of projects involving both public and private sector clients. He contributes to multidisciplinary masterplans, strategic public transport initiatives, pedestrian and cycle planning as well as transport proposals for major developments. Since 2013, Roddy has worked closely with a number of stakeholders on the development of the South Wales Metro, which will transform the way we travel around the Cardiff Capital Region. Roddy was project manager for the preparation of the Active Travel Design guidance for the Welsh Government, which provides comprehensive advice on planning for walking and cycling.
In addition to projects in South Wales, Roddy has worked on projects elsewhere in the UK as well as in Turkmenistan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Dubai and Poland. These have included the planning of new settlements, urban regeneration strategies and major sporting facilities.
Kerry Evans, Regional Representative to Council, CIHT Cymru Wales
Kerry is a Fellow of the CIHT and the Regional Representative to Council for the Cymru Wales region, she sits on the Asset Management and Procurement panels and is the ex officio chair of the Cymru Wales region having sat from 2014 to 2016.
She is also a co opted member of the committee for the North Wales Branch of the Institute of Civil Engineers and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistic and Transportation. She is currently seconded to UK Highways as the Operations Manager of the DBFO of the A55.
Gareth Smith, Events Officer, CIHT Cymru Wales
Assistant Engineer – Mott MacDonald.
Gareth is currently an Assistant Engineer in Mott MacDonald’s Colwyn Bay Office where he assists the infrastructure team in the production of CAD drawings, preparation of reports and calculations, supporting the administration of projects, ensuring outputs meet the required standards, meeting agreed deadlines, maintaining drawing registers etc.
In June 2018, Gareth was successfully awarded EngTech by the Institution of Civil Engineers Simultaneously, Gareth is also continuing his education on a part time basis and aspiring to become professionally qualified as a Chartered. In his spare time, in addition to volunteering with the CIHT, Gareth is also a STEM Ambassador and town councillor.