West Midlands

CIHT West Midlands

Here you will find details of our committee.


Get in touch with the local committee e: westmidlands@ciht.org.uk

Philip Santos, Chair, CIHT West Midlands

Philip is an Associate|Highways Group Manager for WSP in Birmingham involved with the management and delivery of various highway schemes for a mixture of Local Authority clients and Highways England. He is also Framework Manager for several Local Authorities in the Midlands. Philip has previously worked for Atkins for 11 years and then joined Mouchel prior to their acquisition by WSP.

Laura Menendez Gonzalez, Honorary Secretary, CIHT West Midlands

Chris Young, Regional Council Rep, CIHT West Midlands

Chris is a Divisional Director at Waterman and has around 20 years experience across both private and public sectors, mainly working in the areas of Traffic Engineering and Road Safety Engineering. Chris is a Fellow of the CIHT and Member of SoRSA, a past Chair of the West Midlands, and also sits on the CIHT Urban Design Panel along with being a STEM Ambassador.

Matthew Moss, FCIHT, CEng, Recruitment Officer, CIHT West Midlands

Matt works as a Senior Traffic Engineer and Chartered Engineer for Kier Highways on the Highways England Area 9 framework. He is based in the West Midlands region, with 13 years of industrial experience in consultancy, specializing in the design of highway infrastructure and traffic flow modelling. He also has experience in other disciplines including transport planning and acoustic modelling. Matt is a Designated Mentor for prospective professional candidates. He is also a STEM Representative for Worcestershire. He assists with the hosting of school, sixth form and college events, he aims to promote the construction and civil engineering industry to encourage younger people to consider a career in the sector.

Gavin Maciel, Vice Chair, CIHT West Midlands

Stephen Morgan, YP Chair, CIHT West Midlands

Stephen works as a consultant for Yotta providing industry-leading infrastructure asset management consultancy services to private and public sectors. He has worked within the transportation sector since graduating from Bournemouth University and is actively engaged with the CIHT Young Professional Committee for the West Midlands.

Stephen has a desire to encourage and support all young professionals within the industry and actively promotes engagement to support platforms for young professionals. He is also involved with the Institute of Asset Management young professionals’ network and recently obtained Institute of Asset Management and PRINCE2 Certificates. 

Stephens responsibilities and areas of expertise includes asset management, data analysis, lifecycle planning and value management.

Zoe Smith, Young Professionals Vice-Chair, CIHT West Midlands

Zoe is the Network Resilience Data Manager at Transport for West Midlands, the transport face of the West Midlands Combined Authority responsible for delivering improved transport across the region. Zoe has 10 years experience in both private and public sectors in the UK and Middle East covering asset management, GIS and highway network resilience. She is also a registered Engineering Technician and STEM Ambassador.