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Presidential Team

Stephen Webb
IEng FIHE

President

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Stephen Webb IEng FIHE works for WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff as their Highways Team Leader in the Taunton Office, primarily serving Somerset County Council on a Consultancy Services Multidiscipline Contract.

Stephen began his career in 1988 and then spent 13 years working mainly in the waste water and flood alleviation engineering sector for both Montgomery Watson and Babtie Group (now Jacobs). During this time Stephen was part of project engineering teams which introduced either new or upgraded waste water treatment works which in turn improved bathing water quality around the coastline of Devon and Cornwall. Stephen’s ‘highway’ career then took off in Atkins’ traffic engineering/road safety team in Somerset County Council offices as part of a collaborative consultancy services ‘white collar’ Contract.

Stephen has nearly 16 years’ experience of working with highway clients such as Somerset County Council and thrives on delivering local projects which in turn serve to benefit the community, whether it is in reducing injury collisions on the road or providing safer facilities for the varying user groups such as cycling/walking schemes or crossing facilities and / or traffic calming schemes.

In 2010 Stephen joined Parsons Brinckerhoff as part of the TUPE process and one of his first tasks was to be part of the PB Project Team working on behalf of Highways England, responsible for updating the DMRB Road Safety Audit Standard to version HD 19/15. This also included for introducing the Road Safety Auditor Certificate of Competency process (IAN 152/11).

Stephen worked in Abu Dhabi, UAE in late 2010 through to 2011 mainly undertaking road safety audit on the local highway network in the municipality of Al Ain. This also included reviewing the road worker safety procedures within the Abu Dhabi Emirate.

Stephen joined the IHE in 2007 before becoming an Incorporated Engineer and Fellow that same year. He has served on IHE’s Council since June 2011 and has been the Portfolio Lead for the Professional Development Group since February 2014, whilst also conducting the role of Treasurer for the IHE South Western Branch since 2008.

One of Stephen’s principal achievements whilst leading the IHE Professional Development Group has been the review of IHE Professional Certificates and the steer on a number of new additions, such as Asset Management, Highway Maintenance, Road Safety Engineering and Temporary Traffic Management.

Stephen is a keen cyclist and, along with his brother, recently visited the French Alps to watch the Tour de France. He also tackled some of the many famous climbs such as Alpe d’Huez, Col du Chaussy and Les Lacets de Montvernier, Col du Granon and Col de l’Izoard. His enthusiasm for cycling has supported him during the delivery of numerous cycling schemes in his local community.

Martin Polland
CEng FIHE

Senior Vice President

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IHE Senior Vice President, Martin Polland CEng FIHE, works for Transport Scotland as Project Manager in the Special Projects team. He is responsible for managing the day to day delivery of Transport Scotland’s major resurfacing programmes in the North area, manages the Street Works functions of the Operating Companies, manages land slip and rock fall projects and oversees minor works programmes in the North areas of Scotland.

Martin started his career in the Utility business and worked for 10 years with various contractors delivering gas, water and cable television projects throughout the UK.

Since then his career has progressed within local government. He has worked for Lothian Regional Council, West Lothian Council, South Lanarkshire Council and now Transport Scotland in a range of roles. In January 2019 Martin became project manager in the special projects team with Transport Scotland and continues today with this role. He is current co-chair of Roads and Utilities Committee Scotland (Raucs), sits on the policy development group in Scotland looking at road works policy and is also currently project manager for the Scottish roads research board looking into tar bound arisings.

He joined the IHE in 1998 and until April of this year was chair of the IHE Scotland branch for some 8 years. He gained his IEng qualification in 2009 and also achieved Chartered status in December 2015. He has served on IHE Council since 2016 and regularly undertakes reviews for the Institute.

Martin is a keen walker, hill walker and also referees youth football in his spare time.​

Ellie Gormley
IEng FIHE

Junior Vice President

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Ellie Gormley IEng FIHE is a Highways/Traffic Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in project management and scheme implementation. Her knowledge has been gained both in local government and in the commercial sector. Ellie has worked for Cannock Chase District Council, Birmingham City Council, East Staffordshire Borough, Staffordshire County Council and Telford & Wrekin. Her commercial experience was gained at JMP in Lichfield.

Ellie was responsible for delivering the first Safe Routes to School project in Staffordshire and has implemented a wide range of traffic management and road safety schemes.

Ellie worked at Telford & Wrekin Council for 14 years, initially undertaking responsibility for managing the authorities' Traffic Management Capital Programme. She then moved teams as Principal Engineer into the Capital Projects team and diversified her experience delivering several major civils projects. She was project engineer for the M54 Junction 4 widening.

On retiring from full time employment in 2018, Ellie then set up her own business EG Project Services and is now a freelance engineering consultant and based in Staffordshire.

Ellie is a STEM ambassador and is a member of WES.

Ellie joined the IHE in 1997, and along with others restarted the now successful Mercia Branch and has been Chair several times.
In joining IHE Council in 1998, Ellie regularly assesses and reviews EngTech and IEng submissions. She now represents the IHE at the Joint Board of Moderators, undertaking university accreditation visits. and is on the IHE’s Academic Standards Panel. She is also a mentor for the IHE.

Ellie became Treasurer in 2014, a role which she currently holds until she steps up to the position of Senior Vice President.

Ellie is a very keen golfer and organises the yearly Mercia Branch Golf Day.
She is also a Soroptimist and was President of the Lichfield & District group in 2018.

Jonathan Pearson CEng FIHE
Immediate Past President

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Jonathan Pearson CEng FIHE works for Ringway Jacobs as Head of Programme Management within the ‘Essex Highways’ Integrated Partnership, which delivers a wide range of highway services on behalf of Essex County Council.

Jonathan started his Highways career in 1993, spending two years with Frank Graham Consulting Engineers as a Structures Technician on the West London Highways Agency Contract.

Since then his career progressed within local government at Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire County Councils – in a range of operational and strategic roles. In 2015 Jonathan joined Tarmac to lead on Programming activities through Norfolk CC’s Highways Contract – before moving to Ringway Jacobs in the Autumn of 2016.

Jonathan became a member of the IHE in 2003 before becoming an Incorporated Engineer and Fellow in 2006. Following completion of an MSc in Civil Engineering in 2008 he achieved Chartered status in 2010. He has served on the IHE Council since June 2010 and was the Portfolio Lead for the Membership and Qualifications Group until 2016. He also conducts Professional Reviews on behalf of the Institute.

 

IHE Executive Board

Gafoor Din
IEng FIHE

Warwickshire County Council

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Gafoor Din IEng FIHE has over twenty-five years of experience in the area of Traffic Control and Intelligent Transport Systems and currently manages the Traffic Control & Information System team at Warwickshire County Council.

He has been involved with the IHE since 1996 and his main achievement for IHE to date is the development of the first IHE Professional Certificate in Traffic Signal Control.

In the last eighteen years Gafoor has played an active role as a member of the IHE Traffic Signal Control Steering Group which delivers the annual four day IHE Traffic Signal Control course at which he also presents on a number of topics. Also, in 2016 he initiated the annual IHE Intelligent Transport Systems event which is supported by various consultants, companies and local authorities.

Gafoor fully supports the IHE ongoing developments of the various Professional Certificates and the National Highway Engineering Academy and as a committed IHE member he ensures that the IHE is working for the best interest of its membership; to this end he is an active member on the Council’s Professional Development Group and also a scrutiny member on the IHE Executive Board.

Chris Dobson
Institute of Highway Engineers (Deputy CEO)

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Chris was appointed IHE Qualifications & Membership Manager in March 2016, before becoming Deputy CEO in July 2019 as part of a restructure of the IHE Management Team.

Chris has previously worked as a Bus Contracts Manager for Transport for London, and as a Public Transport Officer for Bath & North East Somerset Council.

Jobert Fermilan
IEng FIHE

Tensar International Limited

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Jobert Fermilan CMgr MCMI IEng FIHE works for Tensar International Limited providing Civil Engineering and Highways solutions to help you save time, reduce cost, and achieve environmental benefits using our technology, expert know-how and innovation’s.

Jobert has gained experience by working in various roles such as operations, commercial, technical and delivery project management within the Construction and the Built Environment including the Nuclear Sector. He has worked for a Design Consultancy, main Contractors and a Government funded client ensuring the successes in project execution such as safety, environment, time and cost by creating a mindset to devise an outside the box solution.

Ellie Gormley
IEng FIHE

Junior Vice President

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Ellie Gormley IEng FIHE is a Highways/Traffic Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in project management and scheme implementation. Her knowledge has been gained both in local government and in the commercial sector. Ellie has worked for Cannock Chase District Council, Birmingham City Council, East Staffordshire Borough, Staffordshire County Council and Telford & Wrekin. Her commercial experience was gained at JMP in Lichfield.

Ellie was responsible for delivering the first Safe Routes to School project in Staffordshire and has implemented a wide range of traffic management and road safety schemes.

Ellie worked at Telford & Wrekin Council for 14 years, initially undertaking responsibility for managing the authorities' Traffic Management Capital Programme. She then moved teams as Principal Engineer into the Capital Projects team and diversified her experience delivering several major civils projects. She was project engineer for the M54 Junction 4 widening.

On retiring from full time employment in 2018, Ellie then set up her own business EG Project Services and is now a freelance engineering consultant and based in Staffordshire.

Ellie is a STEM ambassador and is a member of WES.

Ellie joined the IHE in 1997, and along with others restarted the now successful Mercia Branch and has been Chair several times.
In joining IHE Council in 1998, Ellie regularly assesses and reviews EngTech and IEng submissions. She now represents the IHE at the Joint Board of Moderators, undertaking university accreditation visits. and is on the IHE’s Academic Standards Panel. She is also a mentor for the IHE.

Ellie became Treasurer in 2014, a role which she currently holds until she steps up to the position of Senior Vice President.

Ellie is a very keen golfer and organises the yearly Mercia Branch Golf Day.
She is also a Soroptimist and was President of the Lichfield & District group in 2018.

Jonathan Pearson
CEng FIHE

Ringway Jacobs

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Jonathan Pearson CEng FIHE works for Ringway Jacobs as Head of Programme Management within the ‘Essex Highways’ Integrated Partnership, which delivers a wide range of highway services on behalf of Essex County Council.

Jonathan started his Highways career in 1993, spending two years with Frank Graham Consulting Engineers as a Structures Technician on the West London Highways Agency Contract.

Since then his career progressed within local government at Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire County Councils – in a range of operational and strategic roles. In 2015 Jonathan joined Tarmac to lead on Programming activities through Norfolk CC’s Highways Contract – before moving to Ringway Jacobs in the Autumn of 2016.

Jonathan became a member of the IHE in 2003 before becoming an Incorporated Engineer and Fellow in 2006. Following completion of an MSc in Civil Engineering in 2008 he achieved Chartered status in 2010. He has served on the IHE Council since June 2010 and was the Portfolio Lead for the Membership and Qualifications Group until 2016. He also conducts Professional Reviews on behalf of the Institute.

Martin Polland
CEng FIHE

Transport Scotland

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IHE Senior Vice President, Martin Polland CEng FIHE, works for Transport Scotland as Project Manager in the Special Projects team. He is responsible for managing the day to day delivery of Transport Scotland’s major resurfacing programmes in the North area, manages the Street Works functions of the Operating Companies, manages land slip and rock fall projects and oversees minor works programmes in the North areas of Scotland.

Martin started his career in the Utility business and worked for 10 years with various contractors delivering gas, water and cable television projects throughout the UK.

Since then his career has progressed within local government. He has worked for Lothian Regional Council, West Lothian Council, South Lanarkshire Council and now Transport Scotland in a range of roles. In January 2019 Martin became project manager in the special projects team with Transport Scotland and continues today with this role. He is current co-chair of Roads and Utilities Committee Scotland (Raucs), sits on the policy development group in Scotland looking at road works policy and is also currently project manager for the Scottish roads research board looking into tar bound arisings.

He joined the IHE in 1998 and until April of this year was chair of the IHE Scotland branch for some 8 years. He gained his IEng qualification in 2009 and also achieved Chartered status in December 2015. He has served on IHE Council since 2016 and regularly undertakes reviews for the Institute.

Martin is a keen walker, hill walker and also referees youth football in his spare time.​

Steve Spender
CEng HonFIHE

Institute of Highway Engineers (CEO)

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Steve Spender is a Chartered Engineer who worked in Local Government for nearly 30 years, during which he acquired extensive experience, knowledge and understanding of the delivery of highway services, predominantly in highway maintenance (including winter maintenance), scheme design, project management and contract management.

During his employment with Hampshire County Council he served on several National bodies, including HAMFIG, the Footway & Cycleway Management Group (FCMG) and the UK Roads Board (UKRB), contributing to a number of national initiatives and documents.

In his last role at Hampshire County Council before leaving in 2017, he was Head of Highways (Contract Preparation & Retender) and responsible for leading on the development and procurement of the County Council’s new highways term maintenance contract that commenced on 1st August 2017.

After leaving HCC in July 2020 Steve became Director of HETC Associates limited, an independent Management Consultancy Service working with organisations to provide management support and the provision of advice in a range of areas. Working with Client and Contractor organisations he helped facilitate an ethos of collaboration and integration, aiding the improvement in working relationships whilst providing the challenge necessary to identify business efficiencies, business transformation, to assist in policy development, and helping to engender engagement across all levels of staff and stakeholders.

Steve is a Past President of the ‘Institute of Highway Engineers’ serving as President between 2010-2012 before being made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute in 2015.
Steve took up his current role as Chief Executive of the Institute of Highway Engineers in February 2020.

Stephen Webb
IEng FIHE

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (Chair)

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Stephen Webb IEng FIHE works for WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff as their Highways Team Leader in the Taunton Office, primarily serving Somerset County Council on a Consultancy Services Multidiscipline Contract.

Stephen began his career in 1988 and then spent 13 years working mainly in the waste water and flood alleviation engineering sector for both Montgomery Watson and Babtie Group (now Jacobs). During this time Stephen was part of project engineering teams which introduced either new or upgraded waste water treatment works which in turn improved bathing water quality around the coastline of Devon and Cornwall. Stephen’s ‘highway’ career then took off in Atkins’ traffic engineering/road safety team in Somerset County Council offices as part of a collaborative consultancy services ‘white collar’ Contract.

Stephen has nearly 16 years’ experience of working with highway clients such as Somerset County Council and thrives on delivering local projects which in turn serve to benefit the community, whether it is in reducing injury collisions on the road or providing safer facilities for the varying user groups such as cycling/walking schemes or crossing facilities and / or traffic calming schemes.

In 2010 Stephen joined Parsons Brinckerhoff as part of the TUPE process and one of his first tasks was to be part of the PB Project Team working on behalf of Highways England, responsible for updating the DMRB Road Safety Audit Standard to version HD 19/15. This also included for introducing the Road Safety Auditor Certificate of Competency process (IAN 152/11).

Stephen worked in Abu Dhabi, UAE in late 2010 through to 2011 mainly undertaking road safety audit on the local highway network in the municipality of Al Ain. This also included reviewing the road worker safety procedures within the Abu Dhabi Emirate.

Stephen joined the IHE in 2007 before becoming an Incorporated Engineer and Fellow that same year. He has served on IHE’s Council since June 2011 and has been the Portfolio Lead for the Professional Development Group since February 2014, whilst also conducting the role of Treasurer for the IHE South Western Branch since 2008.

One of Stephen’s principal achievements whilst leading the IHE Professional Development Group has been the review of IHE Professional Certificates and the steer on a number of new additions, such as Asset Management, Highway Maintenance, Road Safety Engineering and Temporary Traffic Management.

Stephen is a keen cyclist and, along with his brother, recently visited the French Alps to watch the Tour de France. He also tackled some of the many famous climbs such as Alpe d’Huez, Col du Chaussy and Les Lacets de Montvernier, Col du Granon and Col de l’Izoard. His enthusiasm for cycling has supported him during the delivery of numerous cycling schemes in his local community.

 

IHE Ordinary Members

Andrew Bell
MIHE

Jacobs

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Andrew Bell MIHE works for Jacobs as an Assistant Highways Engineer in their Glasgow office, working on Local Council, Transport Scotland and Highways England schemes. He graduated from the University of the West of Scotland in 2016 with a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering and then in 2017 with a MSc in Civil Engineering.

Andrew became a member of the IHE and also joined the Scottish Branch committee in 2018 and most recently in 2020 he was elected onto the IHE Council. He acts as STEM Ambassador and currently mentors two colleagues currently studying part time degrees.

In his spare time, he enjoys photography and outdoor pursuits such as mountain biking and white-water kayaking.

Chris Bowley
IEng FIHE

cb+ Associates

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Chris worked in local government for over 30yrs principally in highway maintenance before transferring to the private sector in 1997 where he worked as a Network and Tunnel manager in HA Areas 3, 4 & 5 before leaving to become a freelance Engineering Consultant in 2006. Since then he has worked on a variety of commissions such as the Dartford Crossing, Hindhead Tunnel and the M25 DBFO Contract.

Chris has been a Fellow of the IHE since 1973 and currently serves on central Council and also serve on Membership and Qualifications Portfolio Group. He is a long serving IEng Professional Reviewer and acts as Champion for Reviewers and Mentors to the Institute. He is also a member of Southern Branch where he served two terms as Chairman and currently remain an active Committee member specialising in Recruitment and acting as Editor for the Branch Newsletter.
My hobbies are travel, cooking, aviation and visiting National Trust properties.
For more details visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisbowley/

Gafoor Din
IEng FIHE

Warwickshire County Council

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Gafoor Din IEng FIHE has over twenty-five years of experience in the area of Traffic Control and Intelligent Transport Systems and currently manages the Traffic Control & Information System team at Warwickshire County Council.

He has been involved with the IHE since 1996 and his main achievement for IHE to date is the development of the first IHE Professional Certificate in Traffic Signal Control.

In the last eighteen years Gafoor has played an active role as a member of the IHE Traffic Signal Control Steering Group which delivers the annual four day IHE Traffic Signal Control course at which he also presents on a number of topics. Also, in 2016 he initiated the annual IHE Intelligent Transport Systems event which is supported by various consultants, companies and local authorities.

Gafoor fully supports the IHE ongoing developments of the various Professional Certificates and the National Highway Engineering Academy and as a committed IHE member he ensures that the IHE is working for the best interest of its membership; to this end he is an active member on the Council’s Professional Development Group and also a scrutiny member on the IHE Executive Board.

Chris Fergusson
CEng FIHE

City of Edinburgh Council

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Chris Fergusson CENG FIHE is part of the Network Management team at City of Edinburgh Council. Chris manages the design and maintenance of traffic signal schemes, as well as the day to day operation of the Traffic Management System.

Chris began his career as a project engineer within the traffic signals design team at Nottinghamshire County council carrying out traffic modelling and design, mainly to facilitate the implementation of accident remedial schemes.

He then moved to Halcrow to deliver the traffic signal junction designs for the Edinburgh Tram, before progressing to carry out signal design, implementation and validation works on key strategic junctions across the Yorkshire, Humber and North East regions of England, working with Aone+ Area 12 and 14, as well as City of York Council.

Chris enjoys playing and watching football, is a keen cyclist and a lifelong supporter of Heart of Midlothian FC.

Nicola Heath
EngTech RITTech MIHE

Katharine Kelly
CEng FIHE

Jacobs

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Katharine Kelly, CEng FIHE is a Principal Engineer for Jacobs in their Glasgow office, where she’s currently working for Ireland's National Transport Authority on their Dublin BusConnects project.

She began her career in the bridges department of JMP Consultants before moving to the Highways team of Halcrow Group Ltd in 2005. She spent 18 months in the UAE, where she lived in Abu Dhabi and worked on the infrastructure design of Yas Island, the man-made island created to host Formula 1 racing. Back home in Glasgow, she was lead Highways Designer for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, with her team being responsible for getting the Games’ athletes and officials around Glasgow with minimum disruption to the public.

In 2013 Katharine established an apprenticeship scheme within her office, and has since recruited 19 apprentices into the business. She enjoys seeing the progress they’ve made and supporting them through their studies.

Born and raised in Durham, Katharine headed to The University of Edinburgh where she completed a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering with Construction Management in 2003. After her degree she took a year out, which she spent working in Sri Lanka; teaching English and Music at a school in Mount Lavinia. ​

Neil Levett
MIHE

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Neil is has been in the highways sector for over 20 years since his family bought Highways magazine in in the mid 1990’s.

In this time he went on to launch things like the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards, Highways on Fridays and the well known Seeing is Believing exhibition and conference, his understanding of the machinations of the industry are widely sought.

Neil managed the relationship when IHE and Highways magazine started to work together as Highways magazine became the official magazine of the IHE.

Having run many international sales teams and launched global exhibitions in places as diverse as Tokyo, Singapore, Houston and almost every European capital city, Neil now runs a business consulting company (since selling the family business in 2016) with clients in Japan, USA, Continental Europe and throughout the UK. The experience offered to IHE by Neil is that of international based business management, as opposed to the UK highways sector specific talents that IHE are traditionally comprised of.

In his spare time Neil is a qualified FA coach, having previously been an Elite Development Squad Coach for West Ham United and is a single figure handicap golfer, with other notable contributions being a Key Worker in the Covid Lockdown (when he worked for Tesco to help deliver food to the vulnerable and elderly) acting as a board member for the local school PTA and a staunch supporter of the Lighthouse Club, the construction industry benevolent fund.

Syed Khalid Mahmood
FIHE

Parsons International

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Khalid works for Parsons International as their Highways Lead in the Doha, Qatar office. He has worked in the transportation sector, leading, managing and contributing to numerous highways and traffic engineering and management projects in a career that spans over 29 years. He moved to the Middle East in 1997 and has since made it his second home with project assignments in Qatar, UAE, Saudi and Bahrain.

Khalid is responsible for design delivery of highways and roadway projects and has introduced improved Quality management processes and Design delivery enhancement tools. He is a Fellow of IHE and a founding member of the IHE-ME branch. He is working with a team of volunteers to develop IHE-ME that covers Qatar, UAE, Saudi, Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain.

Khalid is a keen table tennis player and tries to participate in any table tennis competitions in his spare time.

Anthony Sharp
IEng HonFIHE

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Anthony (Tony) Sharp IEng HonFIHE has extensive experience of the highways design and operation sector having worked in Traffic Signals and Road Safety (Accident Investigation and Prevention) for the past 32 years, the last 21 years in South Gloucestershire Council until retiring in spring 2020 as a Principal Engineer.

He became a member of IHIE in 1995 and initially joined council in 1998 and was elected to the Presidential team in 2004 becoming IHE President in 2008 until 2010.

In 2015 he received Honorary Fellowship of the IHE in recognition of “significant contribution made to the Institute and Road Safety”

A past chairman of the Siemens Traffic Users group he currently chairs the MOVA Users Group

 

IHE Nominated Members

Richard Fitter
IEng FIHE

Entran Ltd

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Richard Fitter IEng FIHE is a Director of Entran Ltd, an environmental and transportation consultancy with offices in London, Bristol and Cardiff.

Richard has worked in engineering, traffic and transportation since 1988. His career has centred mostly on Highway and Transport Development Planning, firstly in local authority and then for WSP and Royal Haskoning before joining Entran in 2007. He has experience in devising transport strategies for major town expansion projects, urban regeneration initiatives and mixed-use development schemes. Richard's skills include the preparation of sustainable movement strategies, travel plans and transport assessments as well as junction modelling, access design and transport sustainability assessments. He has considerable experience as expert witness at planning appeal Public Inquiries.

Mark Youngman
IEng FIHE

Hertfordshire County Council

Gary Mallin
IEng FIHE

Ringway Jacobs

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Gary is currently employed by Ringway Jacobs as Contract Manager at Cheshire East Highways which is an integrated services provided by Ringway Jacobs. Gary’s areas of responsibility are varied but include; Asset Management, Highway Capital Improvement, Network Management, Risk Management and Business Quality and Improvement.

Gary has developed his career across both public and private sector organisations with 30 years of experience in highway maintenance and asset management services, design, planning, project and contract management. Gary has a strong commercial awareness providing him with a keen eye to delivering services cost effectively while maintaining standards.

His most recent career highlights include the creation of Cheshire East’s and Ringway Jacobs Asset Management Policies and Strategies and the conception and delivery of the authority’s Highway Asset recovery plan which resulted in the authority investing £45 million in the network. He is the company’s lead on cross contract development of Asset Management and led the successful achievement of BSI ISO 55001 certification enabling Ringway Jacobs to become the first highways integrated service provider in the country to achieve the standard.

 

Co-Opted Member

Peter Dipper
IEng HonFIHE

Cinclus Training and Engineering

 

IHE Regional Members

Jobert Fermilan
IEng FIHE

Tensar International Limited

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Jobert Fermilan CMgr MCMI IEng FIHE works for Tensar International Limited providing Civil Engineering and Highways solutions to help you save time, reduce cost, and achieve environmental benefits using our technology, expert know-how and innovation’s.

Jobert has gained experience by working in various roles such as operations, commercial, technical and delivery project management within the Construction and the Built Environment including the Nuclear Sector. He has worked for a Design Consultancy, main Contractors and a Government funded client ensuring the successes in project execution such as safety, environment, time and cost by creating a mindset to devise an outside the box solution.

James Houghton
IEng FIHE

Lincolnshire County Council

Gary Neill
IEng FIHE

Falkirk Council

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Gary Neil IEng FIHE is a highly motivated civil engineer with experience in a variety of engineering projects, specialising in road maintenance.

He is Area Roads Engineer at Falkirk Council, within Roads Services. In this role he co-ordinates Road Maintenance, Road Asset Management and NRSWA functions including but not limited to the design, contract preparation, CDM and site supervision of road schemes in the capital and revenue budgets.

Gary has a first class honours BSc in Environmental Civil Engineering from Glasgow Caledonian University, Incorporated Engineer status and he is a Fellow of the Institute of Highway Engineers.

He is also Chair of the IHE Scottish Branch and IHE Council member sitting of the PD Portfolio Group.

Alan Woodside
FIHE OBE CEng MPhil

 

IHE Student Member

Oliver Appleby

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Currently studying Civil Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University. Oliver has a long-standing interest in all things relating to highways, especially improvement and utility works – often causing small delays when travelling as he observes current work and progress made since last time past. Outside of university, Oliver is into athletics competing in a range of different distances and surface types. Additionally, he can frequently be found volunteering at a number of groups and events of all sizes.

 

IHE Engineering Council Representatives

Simon Bennett
IEng FIHE

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Simon's employment involved structural design and drawing works followed by service in Local Government including structural design, major drainage and highway works, highway maintenance and development management roles.

He is involved in IHE at Branch and National level sitting on IHE Council and a member of the Membership and Qualifications Portfolio Group. Simon is a reviewer, mentor and Yorkshire Branch Treasurer.

He represents the IHE on the JBM Further Learning Group and previously on the JBM Audit Panel.

Simon has represented the Institute on the Engineering Council, the Group B and C Professional Institutions meetings and is a Volunteer and Liaison Officer with Engineering Council.

He is a Parish Councillor with responsibilities for Highway matters and the Parish Centre. Other involvements include an Academy Governor, setting up a Community Library Group in the village of which he is Vice Chair and Treasurer and Chair and Treasurer of the Crofton Village Association, which offers sporting facilities in the village.

Peter Dipper
IEng HonFIHE

Cinclus Training and Engineering

 

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