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Our vision is to be the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers. Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition.

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New Staff Members welcomed

  • Tuesday May 17, 2022

The IHE is pleased to announce that it has just taken on two new members of staff to join the team.

Following the retirement of our academy co-ordinator Linda O’Leary, who left the IHE at the end of March, her position has been filled by Claire Daniels who took up the role fully from 1 April.

Claire will be based at our office at Brindley Place, Birmingham, and will be dealing with all enquiries, bookings and arrangements in connection with the training events that are organised through the IHE Highway Engineering Academy.

Gemma Evans who will also be based in Birmingham, joined the IHE on 14 April in the role of events co-ordinator and will now be dealing with the co-ordination of the IHE’s representation at industry events.

Chief executive Steve Spender welcomed them ‘to the IHE family’. He said: ‘I am sure that they will provide great support to the institute as we go from strength to strength in supporting our members and the highway sector.’

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