SHEQ Director, Morgan Sindall Construction and Infrastructure Ltd
Martin is the current chair of Safer Highways and a Corporate Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH). He is responsible for Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality matters at Morgan Sindall Construction and Infrastructure where he is a member of the Senior Management Board. Martin previously held senior roles providing leadership in the development of Safety, Health, Environmental & Quality management systems and staff across the UK and internationally (Hong Kong) on activities including; building, civil engineering, piling, tunnelling , pre-cast works, utilities, construction and design.
Group SHE Operations and Behavioural Management Director, Costain Ltd
Alan is Operationally responsible for the Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) performance of Costain, this includes responsibility for a team of 170 SHE Professionals and a team of 12 Behavioural Management Professionals.
Alan has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the Costain Behavioural Safety (CBS) Programme, which began in 2006. In 2011 he successfully took the CBS Programme through third party accreditation with the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, making CBS the first third party accredited behavioural safety programme in the UK. In 2018 CBS was re-accredited for the second time and became one of only two programmes to achieve Platinum Status.
In 2010 he developed a Behavioural Management Consultancy for Costain which helps clients apply the principles of behavioural science to improve all aspects of their business.
Alan has a degree in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University, is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and has over 28years’ experience of working in the UK Construction Industry.
Stu is the Head of Health, Safety, Security and Wellbeing for the Lower Thames Crossing project, working with Highways England. He is currently setting the projects’ Strategic approach, vision and goals.
In his previous role, Stu was Acting Director for Health, Safety and Wellbeing and Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing at Tideway where he developed the strategy and was a key part of developing initiatives that are winning awards in industry today. Prior to Tideway, Stu has held a number of senior positions and worked on a number of major projects including Kings Cross Underground Station, CTRL Phase 2, Power Lines Underground.
Richard is responsible for health, safety, environment and sustainability in area 4 for A-one+. He has 20 years of experience in workplace health and safety in the construction industry, and worked for Highways England for four years prior to this role. Area 4 is an asset support contract for Highways England covering 450km of the Strategic Road Network through Kent, Sussex and parts of Surrey and Hampshire. It includes key strategic transport hubs such as Port of Dover, Gatwick Airport and the Eurotunnel terminal at Ashford, and the challenges of successful resilience of adjacent road networks for customers.
HSEQ Director – Amey Highways and Waste Services
Joe has over 20 years’ experience leading on the management and direction of HSEQ across a wide range of sectors and operational areas. Having joined Amey in 2013, following many years in the Local Authorities sector, his current role is supporting the Highways and Waste Services business, which has approx. 5900 employees over 40 Contracts across the UK. Joe is passionate in ensuring that the Highways sector accept the challenge to embrace the current opportunities to change our approach and work collaboratively with all stakeholders to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of road workers and road users.
Head of Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) at Kier Highways.
Steve Crofts is responsible for developing Kier Highways SHE approach, on a diverse portfolio of contracts, that range from Smart Motorways to local authority’s highway maintenance. Steve started his career in the Oil and Gas industry, moving into the Railway sector, then Construction, Utilities and now Highways and has over 20 years of experience in health and safety. He has been with Kier since February of this year, prior to which he spent 2 years as Head of Health, Safety Wellbeing at Tideway.
Head of HSES, Balfour Beatty – Highways
Chris is a Board member of Safer Highways UK and a Corporate Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH). He is responsible for Health, Safety, Environmental and Sustainability matters within the Balfour Beatty Highways business where he is a member of the Senior Management team.
Chris has previously held senior roles within the wider Balfour Beatty group enabling a holistic approach in risk review, risk elimination and identification of innovation to drive improvements forward.
Head of Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability, Taylor Woodrow
Robin is Head of Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability for Taylor Woodrow, the Civil Engineering division of VINCI Construction UK. He has been in the construction industry for 18 years in both H&S and Environmental roles, across a wide range of sectors, including Highways, Rail, Education, Health and Public/Private building. Robin has been particularly active recently in breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health and wellbeing in the construction industry, and this was a key factor in him winning the commendation award for Health and Safety Manager of the Year at the UK Health and Safety Excellence Awards 2018.
Following the completion of his BEng (Hons) in Electronics Engineering from De Montfort University in Leicester, Faheem Parkar joined Kier Highways in January 2017 as a Graduate Technology Engineer. Now highly regarded as a Future Business Leader, Faheem has had multiple nominations for industry and group-wide Awards, including representing the Highways Sector as a finalist at the pan-industry UK Tech Leaders Award 2018. Faheem portrays that the core of promoting a safety culture is to have the enthusiasm, passion and drive to want to create a change. Having joined Safer Highways in May 2018 as the only graduate council member, Faheem has now become the voice of the industry’s early career talent. Due to his commitment and contributions, as of January 2019, Faheem is the only graduate to sit on the Advisory Board of Safer Highways.