Yorkshire & the Humber Who's Who

CIHT Yorkshire & the Humber

Here you will find details of our committee.

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

Sebastian Reid, Chair, Yorkshire & the Humber

Sebastian is an associate in a small multidisciplinary consultancy in Leeds with over 14 years in private development, transport planning and engineering in both the UK and internationally. He is currently delivering multiple large housing and employment projects for national clients in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Tom Howard, Vice Chair, Yorkshire & the Humber

Michael Chung, Treasurer, Yorkshire & the Humber

Gillian Allan, Secretary, Yorkshire & the Humber

Gillian is a Business Development Manager with Kier and responsible for developing opportunities for the Regional Civils business.

She has 20 years’ experience in preconstruction and work winning. She has worked across several sectors throughout her career including Highways, Water and Rail.

Lucy Crann, Young Professionals Committee Chair, Yorkshire & the Humber

Lucy became Chair of the Emerging Professionals Group in 2019 and represents the young members on the Yorkshire & the Humber Committee.

The Emerging Professionals Group aims to organise a mix of social, networking and professional development events that are accessible to all CIHT members.

Lucy is a Transport Planner at SCP with 4 years’ varied experience in the field of Transport Planning and Infrastructure Design. Prior to this Lucy taught as a secondary school Maths teacher having graduated with a Mathematics and Statistics degree in 2014. After realising teaching wasn’t for her Lucy began her career at SCP in 2016, subsequently completing a MSc in Transport Planning at the University of Leeds.

Lucy’s experience has included working with public and private sector organisations, both locally and nationally. She is experienced in both transport planning and highway design with a particular interest in accessibility planning, public transport and removal of access barriers to sustainable transport modes. Lucy has experience in the preparation of Transport Assessments, Transport Statements and Travel Plans at SCP, she also takes the lead on Travel Plan Coordinator roles at the Leeds office.

In her spare time, Lucy enjoys staying active and exploring the great outdoors!

Andy Burton, Past Chair, Yorkshire & the Humber

Andy currently works as a Contracts Manager with Buckingham Group having spent the past 34 years in the Civil Engineering Industry with contractors.

Andy is a Graduate of the University of Leeds with a degree in Civil Engineering. He began his career as a graduate engineer in 1984 working for a for a small number of contractors before joining a Regional Contractor in 2006 as Project Manager on their first major highway scheme in Yorkshire. Andy became Regional Manager with the contractor in 2008, a role he carried out until November 2014.


Andy is a past Chair of The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (Yorkshire and Humberside), having previously been a member of the Executive Committee for three years. Andy is looking forward to his second year as Chair, CIHT Yorkshire & the Humber Region.

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