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Clive has 32 years’ experience in the delivery of public transport ranging from heavy rail, metro and light rail projects to tendered bus services. He joined London Underground as a graduate civil engineer in 1986 and was involved in the design and construction of major works. In 1996 he transferred to Transport for London and became Project Manager for the £200m Croydon Tramlink PFI scheme.
Once Tramlink was operational Clive moved to London Buses Limited to gain operational experience as the Performance Delivery Manager for all bus services in south London. Upon moving to Northern Ireland in 2001, Clive spent the first 18 months commuting back to GB to work for Network Rail on a variety of projects.
In 2003 he became the Infrastructure Executive for Translink heading a Division of approximately 320 staff with responsibilities for the management of the operational and commercial estates, the operation of the rail network along with the provision and maintenance of all stations, depots, garages, track, signalling and structures used to deliver bus and rail public transport services in Northern Ireland.
Clive’s role within Translink will be shortly changing as he takes on a new post as Director of Engineering & Sponsorship to establish a professional client function within the Group.
Stephen has over 25 years’ experience in the Highways Sector. A graduate of Ulster University, he is currently the Principal Engineer for DfI Roads and Rivers procurement.
Adam is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 10 years’ experience within the Department for Infrastructure (DfI). A graduate of Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Ulster, Adam is currently a Senior Engineer in DfI Roads Procurement Branch.
Karen is a past Chair of the Northern Ireland Region and has over 30 years experience in the Highways and Transportation Sector mainly as a Consultant. She has worked on many of Northern Ireland's major developments. Karen is a strong promoter of Diversity and Inclusion within the industry.
Dr. Robert Eadie is Academic Lead for Civil Engineering at Ulster University and MSc Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Course director. His PhD was related to e-procurement in construction, and his research focuses on BIM, Procurement, Roads and pedagogy. He spent 20 years in industry in consultancy, on site and in the public sector before moving into academia.
A fellow of Engineers Ireland, he is currently Immediate Past Chair of Northern Region, a council member and represents them on the Professional College of CPCNI which lobbies government on Industry needs. He is a Chartered Committee Member of CIHT Northern Ireland. He is currently Treasurer for the Association of Civil Engineering Departments which is an umbrella group representing over fifty Universities who teach Civil engineering. He currently teaches Project Management and Traffic Engineering at Ulster University. He has over seventy-five peer-reviewed academic publications.
Bert Bailie is the NI Region Delegate to CIHT Council and also serves on the Institution’s Audit Committee, Learned Society and Transport Strategy Board and Sustainable Transport Panel. Preciously he has served as a Trustee on the Executive Board and was Chair of the Transport Policy and Membership Boards.
Bert is a Fellow of the Institution and has been a member since 1975. He was Chair of the Region in its Silver Jubilee Year (1989-90). He was awarded the Institution’s Certificate of Merit in 2004. Since graduating from Queen’s University Belfast in 1969, Bert spent much of his career in NI Roads Service with secondments to undertake research at Queen's University Belfast, graduating with an MSc in 1978, and to consultants working in Northern Ireland and in Cyprus. His experience encompasses road design, construction and testing, materials development and testing, environmental transportation reviews, parking enforcement, transportation policy and development of the Regional Transportation Strategy. More recently as Independent Transport and Engineering Consultant he provides advice on transport planning and development control, traffic and road safety and acts as expert witness.
Bert has recently been appointed Chair of Imtac (Inclusive Mobility and Transport Advisory Committee) whose role is to advise Government and others in Northern Ireland on issues that affect the mobility of older people and disabled people.
Paul is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with some 28 years post qualification experience. He has worked exclusively in contracting within the civil engineering and highway maintenance sectors since qualification. Paul is Divisional Director with John McQuillan (Contracts) Limited, based in Lisburn, with whom he has worked for 23 years.
He is a current member of the QPANI Executive Committee, and the sits on the Asphalt and Aggregates and Health and Safety Client Liaison sub committee and is a past Chair of the QPANI asphalts and aggregates committee. Through the QPANI he is involved in liaison with Senior Management in TNI on a range of matters from specifications, commercial, contractual and budgetary matters, through to health and safety within roads maintenance.
Dr Andrew Murray
Andrew is a Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Department for Infrastructure (NI), a position he has held since 2012. His role includes being head of Northern Ireland’s sole highway authority, which maintains, develops and manages all parts of the province’s 26,000 km road network.
Andrew is a Chartered Civil Engineer with more than 35 years experience of highways. He has held a number of senior positions in Northern Ireland’s highway authority, including being Divisional Roads Manager in 2 of the 4 Divisions. He was also Head of Transportation for a period, before taking up a Director post in 2006.