Who's Who

Here you will find details of our committee.

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Steven Wiles, Chair, CIHT East Midlands

Steven has recently taken early retirement after working as an Area Highway Manager in the Northern area of Lincolnshire, including Lincoln. He has worked on most aspects of local authority Municipal Engineering in four different local highway authorities across the country. Initially Steve specialised in drainage agency works then in highway engineering and general highways network management.

Steven is particularly interested in CIHT commitment to professional development and has supported professional Institution activities and interests in the CIHT East Midlands Region for many years. He was actively involved in several East Midlands ICE committees and was the former East Midlands Chairman in 2007. As the East Midlands CIHT Chair he is keen to encourage local authority engineers and technicians to progress via professional qualifications and to become involved with their local CIHT Region.

Dr Behzad Rahimzadeh, Vice Chair, CIHT East Midlands

Dr Behzad Rahimzadeh has over 25 years' experience in pavement engineering. This includes the design of new pavements, inspection and life assessment of existing pavements and design of remedial measures using pavement design procedures such as DMRB, TRL, AASHTO, BAA and PSA, for highways, airport and port projects in the UK and overseas.

Dr Behzad Rahimzadeh

In addition to this, Behzad has vast experience in project management and procurement for both private clients and government departments. He has contributed to several published articles and has presented at a range of professional conferences.

Stephanie Wilson, Honorary Secretary, CIHT East Midlands

Stephanie set up and runs a successful business providing Contract Engineering Services to various clients and is currently pursuing a PhD in civil engineering in the field of pavements and fluids.

After graduating from university with an honours degree in Astronomy and Geology, Stephanie began her career as a Clerk of Works working with the Ministry of Defence, Defence Estates in and around London. During her time as a Clerk of Works, Stephanie also gained an NC in Construction. After a successful four years, Stephanie commenced work with Mouchel for six years working in various departments from project management & finance to Highways design and detailing, Safety Engineering and SCRIM analysis to Structures and Bridge Inspections. During her time with Mouchel, Stephanie also gained an HNC in Civil Engineering and several company awards both as an individual and for team projects.


Following her departure from Mouchel, Stephanie set up and runs a successful business providing Contract Engineering Services to clients and worked with CH2M Hill whilst studying part-time for an MSc in Transport Engineering and Planning with Edinburgh Napier University.


She is currently pursuing a PhD in civil engineering in the field of pavements and fluids with the University of Nottingham.

Dr Sally Barnett, Chair Young Professionals Committee, CIHT East Midlands

Sally is a Highway Engineer, specialising in highway drainage working for AECOM in Chesterfield.   She is currently helping to deliver various highway schemes for Highways England.

Between 2015-2017 she worked for Amey helping to deliver a variety of large and small scale highway drainage design schemes and flood risk assessments.


Sally has travelled the world extensively, is a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists and is a keen gardener.


Sally is very passionate about inspiring apprentices, technicians and graduates to become more involved with their local CIHT region.

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