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  • Kemp returns to Hertfordshire 15 years on

    17/09/2018

    Mark Kemp has rejoined Hertfordshire County Council as director of environment and infrastructure.

    He was formerly director of growth, strategy and highways services at Buckinghamshire County Council, where he was responsible for developing transport and growth strategies from 2016.

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    Mr Kemp gets his feet under his desk

    Mr Kemp has also been working with the Local Enterprise Partnership and representing Buckinghamshire for the transport element of the England's Economic Heartland partnership of councils and local enterprise partnerships.

    He started his new role at Hertfordshire on 3 September.

    He has over 30 years' experience of a range of roles in local government covering the broad environment, transport and property agendas, including working for Hertfordshire more than 15 years ago.

     

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  • ADEPT announces new Engineering Board chair

    13/08/2018

    The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has announced the new chair of its Engineering Board.

    Mark Stevens, assistant director operational highways, Suffolk County Council will take over from longstanding chair Parvis Khansari with immediate effect.

    Praising Mr Khansari, ADEPT president, Neil Gibson said: 'Parvis took over as chair of the Engineering Board from Steve Kent at fairly short notice over five years ago – and has done a sterling job ever since. He is much respected by his local government colleagues and has helped forge closer relationships both with the Department for Transport and the entire engineering sector.

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    Parvis Khansari - the much admired departing chair

    'Parvis will be missed by colleagues on the Engineering Board, but we are fortunate that he will continue to provide his invaluable support to ADEPT and the industry.'

    In his new role as chair, Mr Stevens will also represent ADEPT at national level including the UK Roads Liaison Group, the Department for Transport and the Highways Term Maintenance Association.

    Mr Stevens said: 'It is a privilege to take on the role of chair of the ADEPT Engineering Board, having served as its secretary and deputy chair for a number of years. I am looking forward to representing the views of my colleagues from across the country as well as being an active participant in the work of ADEPT through its leadership team.

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    Mark Stevens - the much admired incoming chair

    'These are challenging times for anyone involved in improving and, in particular, maintaining our current highway infrastructure and we can only do that effectively through working in a collaborative way. I am grateful to the leadership team in giving me this opportunity.'

    Mr Stevens has worked in local government highways and transportation services for over 35 years, where he has worked for a number of local authorities including Leicestershire, Peterborough and Luton.

    His wide-ranging experience includes setting up and providing strategic direction to the Midlands Highways Alliance, and involvement in the Highway Maintenance Efficiency Programme.

     

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  • HS2 brings in new heavyweights to top team

    27/07/2018

    HS2 Ltd - the public body in charge of building the high speed rail link - has made new additions to its senior staff, with a new chief operating officer and chief financial officer.

    Richard Robinson has been appointed the new chief operating officer and will be tasked with directly supporting chief executive, Mark Thurston, in delivering what is Europe’s largest infrastructure project.

    Mr Robinson joins from AECOM where he led its civil infrastructure business across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, first as managing director and then chief executive, responsible for 8,000 people and a range of infrastructure projects. 

    Michael Bradley, CB, is also joining the company as chief financial officer. Mr Bradley comes from Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), an arms-length body of the Ministry of Defence, where he is CFO and director general resources, and has been acting CEO since December 2017.

    At HS2 Ltd, Mr Bradley will be leading the finance team, corporate sponsorship, and the programme management office.

     

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  • AECOM appoints new chief executive in civil infrastructure

    24/07/2018

    AECOM has appointed Colin Wood MBE as chief executive of its civil infrastructure business across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMIA).

    The appointment comes after Richard Robinson moved on to become HS2 Ltd's chief operating office.

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    Before joining AECOM as UK and Ireland managing director for transportation a year ago, Mr Wood has worked at Transport for London, as head of Olympic and Paralympic Readiness/Director of Olympic Legacy.

    Mr Wood also held senior positions at London Heathrow and Capita, and is a former RAF Wing Commander.

    Lara Poloni, chief executive, EMIA, said: 'Mr Wood appointment is an important step forward for our civil Infrastructure business, the leadership and experience he brings are second to none. In his time at AECOM he has already shown himself to be a great role model with a deep understanding of the business.

    'He has a strong affiliation with our people and an extensive network of contacts which will be invaluable as we drive growth in key markets such as aviation, oil and gas and transit. His leadership will also be vitally important for positioning AECOM for exciting opportunities in the Middle East and across the rest of the region.'

    The EMIA business operates in 50 countries, has more than 8,500 staff and covers transportation, water, ports and power sectors.

     

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  • RSMA appoints new HSE lead

    26/06/2018

    The RSMA has announced the appointment of Stuart Caroline as its health, safety and environmental (HSE) and assessment manager.

    Mr Caroline boasts almost an alphabet after his name - BSc(Hons), CMIOSH, EnvDipNEBOSH, CSP - and has had success running his own business delivering HSE consultancy services ranging from legislative compliance framework development, to staff training up to Level 6 (Nebosh Diploma) across construction and related environments.

    He joins RSMA on Monday (25 June).

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    Stuart Caroline

    A Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and a qualified trainer and assessor, he will conduct industry specific NVQ assessments and be responsible for all aspects of HSE.

    Mr Caroline will also help oversee planned course expansions and service delivery for RSMA members.

    RSMA chief executive Stu McInroy said: ‘I am delighted to welcome another well-qualified and high calibre individual to our team at the RSMA. Stuart has much to offer the RSMA and I believe his knowledge, experience and expertise will be of great value to our members.’

     

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