Awards judges bring a wealth of highways industry experience


This year’s Highways Awards have a judging panel spanning all four corners of the UK – with representatives from Transport Scotland, the Welsh Assembly, TransportNI, the Department for Transport, Highways England and the Institute of Highway Engineers.

Each judge has a wealth of experience in the highways industry and together they form an impressive group that will oversee a fair and open scoring system for each entry, designed to make the Awards equally accessible to both small or large organisations.

Hed judge - IHE president Tony Kirby

The judging panel for the Highways Awards 2017 comprises:

Tony Kirby – head judge and president, the Institute of Highway Engineers

Nicola Debnam – divisional director, asset development, Highways England

Wayne Duerden – head of traffic engineering policy, Department for Transport

Graham Edmond senior principal civil engineer, smarter workplace project manager, finance, corporate and analytical services directorate, Transport Scotland

Kevin Monaghan divisional manager, Transport NI, eastern division

Richard Morgan head of planning for network management division transport, Department for Economy & Infrastructure, Welsh Government

In addition to 12 category winners there is also a prestigious Judges’ Special Merit Award 2017 where one entry is chosen that excels in its benefits to society as a whole, improved safety for all road users or workers and positive impact on the industry.

The FREE online entry system is due to close on Friday 23rd June – check out the 12 categories available and submit your entries at

The awards, formerly the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards, will take place at a gala dinner on Wednesday 18th October at the Lancaster London.

Table bookings are now open – reserve your table here.

Discounted hotel rooms now available – book your room here.

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