Scotland Who's Who

CIHT Scotland

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Carolyn Rollo

Chair, CIHT Scotland


A transport planner with over 15 years’ of experience, Carolyn’s focus of work has always been in the development planning space, ranging from the development of new: roads, railway stations, towns and renewable energy solutions. 

Carolyn provides support and guidance to everyone ranging from individual land owners, investment firms and developers through to local authorities and regional transport partnerships throughout the development process including for due diligence, business case appraisal, masterplanning, stakeholder / public engagement to planning application submission and consent negotiations.

Carolyn directs Meinhardt’s business in Scotland.

Carolyn has been Honorable Secretary and Vice Chair for CIHT Scotland, and prior to this, she led the CIHT Scotland Events Programme. Carolyn is enthusiastic and excited about the challenges and opportunities facing the transport industry in Scotland and is keen to ensure that CIHT Scotland members are supported by the institution throughout their career.

Alan Crockett

Vice Chair, CIHT Scotland

Alan fulfils the role of Honorary Treasurer for CIHT Scotland and has taken on the role of Vice Chair in 2022. In addition to this he is the Chair of the CIHTs Engineering Professional Standards Panel and Ex Officio member of the Membership and Skills Strategy Board. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Highways and Transportation, The Institution of Civil Engineers and The Institute of Highway Engineers. 

Alan also supports the Institution as a reviewer for CEng, IEng and EngTech professional reviews and CPD and is a member of the Industry Advisory Board for Glasgow Caledonian Universities BSc(Hons) Environmental Civil Engineering Programme.

Alan has a diverse range of experience both in consulting and contracting environments. He is currently Engineering Manager for AmcoGiffen in Scotland who deliver multi-disciplinary engineering, construction and maintenance services for assets and infrastructure in the energy, environmental and transport sectors including rail and highways. Prior to this, Alan worked for Amey as a Senior Project Manager and Principal Engineer in the delivery of a wide range of projects and services for a diverse portfolio of clients including Transport Scotland, Highways Agency/England, Local Authorities, Network Rail, Airport Operators and Landfill Contractors throughout the UK

Pamela Gidney

Honorary Secretary, CIHT Scotland

Pamela is a Chartered Transport Planning Professional (CTPP) with 19 years’ experience and currently works for WSP in their Scottish Transport Planning business. With an interest in sustainable travel and drive to contribute to make positive change happen, Pamela’s experience extends across a range of transport planning projects which have involved secondments to local and national Government in the UK. 

She has also shared as well as developed her own technical experience from her time spent working on international projects, primarily in the Middle East.

A CIHT Scotland Committee member since 2015, Pamela is currently in her second year serving as the Honorary Secretary having previously fulfilled the Events Programme Co-ordinator role for three years as well as contributed to the Scottish Policy Forum in recent years. Outside of work Pamela enjoys the outdoors and taking to two feet out in the hills or two wheels on flatter terrain.

Ravi Grandhi

Honorary Treasurer, CIHT Scotland


Ravi is a Chartered Engineer with over 19 years of experience in transport appraisal and modelling, contract documentation related to traffic management and post evaluation of major transport projects.

Ravi has specialist experience in the development of micro simulation models and developed a large number models. Whilst having worked in consultancy, project work has taken Ravi on secondment to Saudi Arabia and India, where he was involved in developing and growing transport modelling capabilities.

In 2019, he transitioned from private consultancy to public sector to work within the Transport Scotland’s Transport Strategy and Analysis team. During that time he was a core team member on the Second Strategic Transport Project Review (STPR2), Project Manager for Glasgow Managed Motorways and Fort William Transport Appraisal study. Recently he has taken the role of Sustainable and Active Travel Programme Manager in the Bus, Accessibility and Active Travel (BAAT) team, and responsible for setting up the governance and programme management for over £100 million budget and associated partner programmes.

Duncan Morrison

Web / Communications Officer, CIHT Scotland

Duncan is a roads design engineer currently employed by Sweco in their Transportation team. Following completion of a MEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Aberdeen, Duncan started his career at Mouchel in 2015.
In 2016 he moved to Sweco where he has continued his development.

He is currently a Senior Engineer working as Highways Lead on the A47 North Tuddenham to Easton Dualling Project. Duncan has been responsible for various roads design aspects of the job through the pre-construction phases.

Duncan has been a committee member since 2019 and has held the role of Communications Officer since 2020. He is also actively working towards professional accreditation as a Chartered Engineer with the Institution.

Kyle McKinnon

Recruitment Officer, CIHT Scotland

Kyle is a Transport Planner with 10 years’ experience working predominantly in the Development Planning sector for a range of private and public sector clients. Kyle currently works within Meinhardt UK’s Mobility & Infrastructure team as a Principal Consultant, having previously spent 9 years in AECOM Glasgow’s Development Planning team.

During his career Kyle has worked on a variety of traffic and transport projects throughout the UK and Europe. Kyle has also worked on multiple projects throughout the Middle East, including a short-term secondment to AECOM’s Abu Dhabi Office. Kyle also worked on secondment at Transport Scotland for a two year period where his key role involved liaising with counterparts in each of Scotland’s Local Authorities responsible for Development Planning and providing the Scottish Government with advise on various City and Regional Growth Deals.

Kyle joined the CIHT Scotland Committee in 2015 and served as Web and Communications Officer for 4 years. During this time Kyle started the @CIHT _Scotland Twitter page and supported numerous events, held in person and online. Kyle has now taken on the Recruitment Officer Role and is keen to grow the overall number of CIHT members in Scotland with a key focus on diversity and the inclusion of young professionals and students.

Jack McInally

Events Coordinator / Young Professionals' Group Vice Chair, CIHT Scotland

Jack is a Graduate Transport Planner at Transport Scotland, currently working within the Roads Special Projects team. He graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2020 with an integrated Masters in Civil Engineering and Architecture. Jack has a keen interest in the planning and operation of public transport networks. Jack is also the current Vice Chair of the CIHT Scotland Young Professionals’ Network, and is working towards professional accreditation as a Chartered Engineer with the CIHT.

Keri Stewart

Scottish Policy Forum Officer, CIHT Scotland

Keri has over 25 years’ experience of working in the transport industry having worked for BAA, Westrans and SPT before moving into consultancy 12 years ago.  She currently works for Arcadis in Glasgow where her focus is on business development, active travel, travel behaviour change, stakeholder & business engagement and public consultation.

Keri is the Lead for the Scottish Policy Forum, coordinating responses to relevant consultations on behalf of members.

Giorgia Bow

EDI Officer, CIHT Scotland

Giorgia is a transport planner focusing on the delivery of active travel projects in the UK. She has a particular interest in integrated solutions for sustainable transport, with a focus on accessibility and transport equality. Giorgia specialises in geospatial analysis and geospatial modelling. She seeks to contribute to the delivery of a greener, healthier, and more equal public transport system.

Following a degree in Politics and International Relations (MA) and Sustainability and Environmental Studies (MSc), she joined Sustrans Scotland in 2015, where she was an embedded officer with Glasgow City Council, eventually becoming National Partnership Manager in 2020. Giorgia joined Stantec’s Active Travel Team as an Associate Transport Planner in 2021.

Neil Johnstone

CIHT President & Committee Member, CIHT Scotland

Neil has over 40 years’ experience having worked in contracting, local government and consultancy. Following early steps with Balfour Beatty and Lothian Regional Council, the major part of his career has been with Halcrow/CH2M and more recently, SYSTRA. In July 2017 he has launched his own venture (CONSULT-NJ LTD) offering services in transportation and business change process and implementation.

Neil was Chair of the Central and Scotland Branch in 1998-99 and served the local committee primarily through leadership of the Scottish Policy Forum. He became a trustee of CIHT in 2018 and chaired the Board of Appian. In June 2022 he became President of the Institution.

Neil specialised in transport planning, policy, strategy, traffic management and multi-disciplinary studies before taking on senior management roles in Scotland, Ireland, UK and Europe for Halcrow. He has experience in feasibility studies and appraisal of all modes including rail, road, busways, harbours and ferries. Also, he has often acted as expert witness in public inquiries for developers and authorities, including the Edinburgh Congestion Charging inquiry.

He was closely involved with seminal studies on rural roads in Scotland, such as Fitting Roads and Rural Road Hierarchy. He has also carried out traffic forecasts for ferries, rail services and stations as well new (private) roads including the Skye Bridge. At SYSTRA he was director for consultancy in Scotland and led the integration of the acquisitions of JMP and SIAS. He has represented CIHT on the National Transport Strategy (NTS2) Partnership Review Group and has co-chaired the Thematic Working Group on Safety and Resilience. In his consultancy role he is seconded to Transport Scotland where he has led the procurement of the Strategic Transport Project Review (STPR2).

Nicola Blaney

Immediate Past Chair, CIHT Scotland

Nicola is a Chartered Engineer, with over 15 years’ experience in asset management, highway design, transport planning and major events planning and operations. In 2019, she transitioned from private consultancy to public sector and proudly holds the position of Head of Events Resilience for Transport Scotland. 

Nicola is an advocate of Active Travel, a keen STEM Ambassador and very passionate about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I). As the Institution’s Young Professional of the Year (2018), Nicola has been a member of National Council and a Board of Trustee. Nicola has been a volunteer on committee since 2014 (on the previous Central and Southern Scotland Branch).” 

Kelvin Clarke

Past Chair, CIHT Scotland

Kelvin is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the CIHT and is the immediate Past-Chair of CIHT Scotland. He has 37 years' experience in traffic and transportation.  Kelvin started his own business in 2020, Kelvin Clarke Transportation Limited following Regional Director roles with Mott MacDonald and SYSTRA (formerly JMP Consultants), where he spent more than 30 years of his career.


Kelvin provides support to the development industry across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man and has also been involved in projects in the Middle East.

He has broad experience in transport appraisal, transport studies, masterplanning, traffic modelling and traffic management. Kelvin also provides expert witness services at Planning Inquiries and Appeals.

Kelvin has had the opportunity to be involved in a significant number of development projects from small to large include a number of Scotland’s major development sites. These include Edinburgh Airport, Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow (Scotland’s largest city centre shopping mall), Royal Ordnance Site, Bishopton (largest brown field regeneration site in Scotland), Eurocentral (largest speculative build development in the UK), Queen Elizabeth Hospital Glasgow (largest acute medical facility in Scotland) and Clyde Gateway (largest Urban Regeneration Company in Scotland).

He also has experience working on some of the most significant development sites in Northern Ireland (MoD sites in Omagh, Ballymena and Londonderry) and the transport masterplan to support the Bahrain National Planning and Development Strategy for the Bahraini Government. These are all examples as to why Kelvin has had an enjoyable and fulfilling career to date. Best of all was an eight month secondment to the Isle of Man to prepare the Transport Plan for Douglas, leaving Kelvin with a life-long love for the Island which he manages to satisfy through regular work related visits.

Stephen Cragg

Regional Representative on CIHT Council, CIHT Scotland

Kevin Argue

Committee Member, CIHT Scotland

Andy Keba

Committee Member, CIHT Scotland

Andy is a transport planner specialising in the design and development of active and sustainable transport, with a focus on decarbonising transport and creating healthier environments. 

Following degrees in Ecology (BSc) and Water Management (MSc) he worked as an environmental consultant in Scotland and in Canada before joining Sustrans Scotland in 2013, initially managing grant funding and eventually becoming Head of Strategic Partnerships in 2017. Following completion of his MSc in Transport Planning and Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University, Andy joined AECOM in early 2021 as Principal Transport Planner.

Scott Grant

Committee Member, CIHT Scotland

Scott is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 22 years' experience covering all stages of infrastructure projects from feasibility to construction and maintenance. He has extensive international experience and, having returned to Scotland in 2018, is currently employed by WSP.

Graduating from Strathclyde University, Scott worked for Halcrow Group in Glasgow, London and in Nassau (Bahamas) on major road schemes, public transport infrastructure and airport air/landside improvements. Seeking further international experience, he moved to Qatar to manage packages on the Local Roads and Drainage programme, which at the time, was the biggest infrastructure project in the world. He then relocated to Dubai where he managed a number of developer led schemes including a new resort and multi-purpose Arena in Abu Dhabi and a new 180,000 population city in Sharjah, as well as numerous multi-use developments in Dubai.

On returning to Scotland, he was initially seconded to Scotland TranServ, who held the contract for maintaining the Trunk Roads on behalf of Transport Scotland in the South West. He is currently managing the delivery of the A5 Western Transport Corridor in Northern Ireland, as well as Group Manager for WSP in Glasgow.

Ross Speirs

Committee Member, CIHT Scotland 

Ross is a Chartered Civil Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution and Past Chair for CIHT Scotland. Ross is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Ross supports the CIHT as a Reviewer for all levels at Professional Review as well as CPD, is a mentor for the CIHT and a member of the Membership Application Panel. He has over 30 years’ experience in the industry in both public and private sectors.

He is the Service Manager for Structural Services within Fife Council with responsibility for all Bridges, Structures, all the Councils duties under the FRM Act, Flood Prevention and Protection Schemes, as well as management and maintenance of the 178km Fife Coastline and 11 Harbours and Piers.

Malcolm Neil

Committee Member, CIHT Scotland 

Malcolm is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the CIHT and has nearly 30 years’ experience in local authority and consultancy.

He oversees a variety of transport planning and modelling projects and leads SYSTRA’s UK Strategic Modelling team.

Richard Hernan

Committee Member, CIHT Scotland

Richard has over 15 years’ experience in traffic engineering and transport planning projects within both public and private sector environments. Currently employed by Atkins, Richard specialises on road safety, active travel and local transport engineering projects.


He fulfils the requirements of Road Safety Audit Team Leader and holds the Highways England approved Certificate of Competency in Road Safety Audit in accordance with the requirements of DMRB GG 119 and Article (1-3) of Directive 2008/96/EC. In 2015, Richard received the Certificate of Competency for Road Safety Audit. Overall, he has audited over 400 schemes across all modes in both the UK and Ireland.

Richard is a current committee member for the Society of Road Safety Auditors and the CIHT’s Scottish region.

Richard is a motorsport fan and regularly attends events both nationally and internationally, to date he has attended fifteen Formula One grand prix, he also enjoys getting on the track himself. Away from the track, Richard is a keen traveller.

Malcolm Matheson

Committee Member, CIHT Scotland

Malcolm is a Senior Transport Planner working for Mott MacDonald and has previously worked for Atkins. He has over eight years’ experience in Transport Planning, working on a wide range of projects from small scale Transport Assessments to STAG based appraisals for clients including Network Rail, Transport Scotland, CalMac and Heathrow Ltd.

Malcolm also has experience in the public sector, having been seconded into the Roads department of East Renfrewshire Council.

Malcolm studied Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Edinburgh then completed a MSc in Transport Planning & Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University.

Malcolm has been an Ordinary member of the CIHT Scotland Committee since 2019 and has been involved in organising and running a number of events. He was appointed Chair of the Young Professionals Group in May 2021.

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