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CIHT North West

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Anna Craciun, Chair, CIHT North West

Anna is a Transport Innovation Strategy Officer at Transport for Greater Manchester. Anna’s background in Spatial Data Analytics stems from her degree in GIS and is pivotal to her current role, leading on the strategy and analytics for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles within Greater Manchester.

Behrooz Saghafi, Vice Chair, CIHT North West

Richard Manock, Treasurer, CIHT North West

Barry Heaps, Chair of the Events Sub-Committee, CIHT North West

Barry is a Managing Consultant with Oaklands Consulting Limited, a company he formed early in 2009, and is currently providing engineering consultancy services to the Highways Agency.

After graduating from Liverpool University Barry joined Cheshire County Council and was seconded to the Cheshire Sub-Unit of the North Western Road Construction Unit. Following closure of the RCUs in 1981 he moved into the private sector and has worked for Ward, Ashcroft and Parkman (now Mouchel), Mott MacDonald and Atkins.

He specialises in the management of major highways and infrastructure design and construction projects for Clients in both public and private sectors, and has over 30 years experience in this field. He has managed schemes which have been procured by various methods include traditional, design and build, and PFI.

Barry has been a member of the CIHT for over 20 years and is active in the North Western Branch. He currently chairs the NW Branch Events Sub-Committee.

Chris Jackson, CIHT Past President, CIHT North West 

Chris has over 45 years’ experience in the construction of transport infrastructure. He is a civil engineer who, since graduating from Durham University in 1971, has pursued his career wholly in contracting, the majority of the time in highway construction. 

After four years with Costain, he joined AMEC (Fairclough) in 1975 and transferred to Morgan Sindall in 2007 following the acquisition of AMEC DPS by Morgan Sindall. He was Business Development Director for Morgan Sindall until his retirement in May 2016. He works part-time for the Civil Engineering Contractors Association NW as Transport Initiatives Director.

Chris joined the North Western Branch Committee in 1995. He was Branch Chairman for the year 1999/2000. A former vice-chair of Member Services Board, he chaired the Education Board in its first two years. He was installed as President of the Institution in June 2009 for the year 2009/10. For two years he chaired the newly formed Appian Trading Ltd, the board that oversees the Institution’s trading activities. Chris sat on the Partnership Management Group for the Transport Planning Professional qualification and was the Council member championing the successful CIHT500 membership recruitment campaign for 20012/13. He has been a member of the Institution’s Audit Committee from 2013 to 2019

Married to Janet, Chris has three sons: a research chemist, a pilot and a commercial software programmer. He enjoys literature, art, theatre and walking and lives in Cheshire.

Mike Peet,
Representative to National Council,
CIHT North West

David Ogden OBE, Past President, CIHT North West

David spent much of his early career with Cheshire County Council specialising in road design. He was seconded to the Cheshire Sub-Unit of the Department of Transport’s North Western Road Construction Unit and was involved in the design of many major projects in Cheshire.


When the Sub-Unit was out-sourced, he joined Ward, Ashcroft & Parkman, which became Parkman. He was appointed a Director of Parkman and held a similar position when the company became part of Mouchel Parkman, then Mouchel.

David was President of the Institution in 1999-2000.

Alistair Haydock, Past President, CIHT North West

Alistair is a Director of Haydock Young Consultancy, which provides public and private sector clients with a wide range of management and engineering advice.

He is also a Director of AlderCross Training & Events, which organises conferences, in-house training etc, and AlderCross Developments, which operates in the residential property market.

Alistair became a Member of the Institution in 1973 and joined the Branch Committee in 1991. He was elected to Council in 1996 and was President in 2006-07.

Mike Callery OBE, Past President, CIHT North West

Mike graduated from University College, Dublin, in 1953, and worked for a short time on a cement factory extension near  Drogheda.  He then moved to Lancashire to join Wimpey’s working on an opencast coal site.  He then worked with Ormac and subsequently joined East Suffolk County Council and then worked for West Yorkshire County Council as an Assistant Bridge Engineer on Doncaster By-pass.

Mike joined Hampshire County Council in 1963, designing the M3 through Hampshire.  When the design was completed he moved to Cheshire and was involved with the M56 through Cheshire and became Deputy County Surveyor, before moving to Lancashire County Council in 1985 as County Surveyor & Bridgemaster.  He was President of the Institution in 1989-90.  He retired from Lancashire in 1993 and has since been heavily involved in the Motorway Archive Trust and several transport-related groups in the North West of England, including acting as a transport advisor for the North West Business Leadership Team and the North West Regional Assembly.

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