Health and Safety Director, Highways England
Lucy Fell has been the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Director at Highways England since 2014. Lucy’s responsibilities include setting the 5 year strategy to improve the safety maturity of both Highways England and its supply chain. Lucy has completed a full divisional transformation and now leads a multi-disciplined team to support the £15billion investment on the strategic road network. Lucy is a key member of the Executive Safety Committee, Board Safety Committee and company-wide SLT.
Prior to joining Highways England, Lucy led the SHEQ division at Kier Highways and worked as a Group H&S Improvement Manager at Galliford Try Plc. Lucy began her career as an HSE Inspector working in the Hazardous Installations Directorate where she was responsible for inspecting several chemical sites including top tier COMAH establishments and enclave nuclear premises. Lucy has recently become the youngest IOSH member to gain chartered fellow status.
Programme Manager, Driving for Better Business
Simon has been working in the work-related road risk arena for the last 10 years and is Programme Manager for “Driving for Better Business” – a key Highways England programme, the objectives for which are to raise awareness of work-related road risk in the business community, and to encourage employers in both the private and public sector to improve the way they manage staff who drive for work.
The programme supports Highways England in their aim to introduce the ‘Safe System’ of transport management for the Strategic Road Network where they are managing a £15 billion investment programme of upgrades and improvements. Engineering safer roads isn’t the sole answer though – the safe system also requires safer drivers and safer vehicles which is where employers come in. Better management can ensure drivers are competent, eligible to drive on business, and working within sensible parameters, and that vehicles are properly serviced and maintained to reduce mechanical failures.
Simon manages a series of programmes within the programme that include business seminars and outreach events, support for regional road safety professionals, and supporting large employers with supply chain engagement.
Head of Fleet Safety Management & Compliance, Clancy Group
Colin’s role is to lead the Fleet Safety team at the Clancy Group in delivering expert guidance and technical assistance on policy and solution development across Clancy Docwra. Holding diverse qualifications and skills ranging from BSI certification as a lead auditor for ISO 39001 Road Traffic Safety Management Systems, a RoSPA Diploma in Advanced Driver Training and Examining, an Honors Degree in Driver Education and maintaining the highest UK fleet driver training grade (6).
His main objective is to deliver safety interventions in line with the organisation’s Fleet Safety Strategy, whilst providing a quantifiable return on investment both financially and culturally.
Head of Vans, Freight Transport Association
Mark Cartwright, Head of Vans at the Freight Transport Association, has been involved with the development of the Van Excellence scheme since its launch in 2010. Van Excellence is an industry-led initiative which aims to enhance standards of van operator compliance, celebrate operators who demonstrate excellence and represent the interests of the van industry. In 2016 the scheme won a Prince Michael of Kent International Road Safety Award, and the Van Excellence Driver Certificate of Competence was named Most Innovative New Product at the Fleet News Awards 2017.
Former President CIHT
David’s career in the highways industry started in 1979 as a graduate with Hampshire County Council, from where he moved to the Royal County of Berkshire and the then Babtie Group, before joining Ringway in 2001. He has a long and varied experience having worked in both the public and private sectors and also as a consultant, contractor and service provider. In 2014 he had the honour of being President of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).
Chief Highways Engineer, Highways England
Mike Wilson has been Chief Highways Engineer at Highways England since September 2013. His responsibilities include the provision of technical support to the organisation for the delivery of its programme that includes the development of technical standards for all aspects of highway maintenance, operation and improvement. This development activity is underpinned by an innovation programme and includes work on safety, intelligent mobility and asset management.
Previously Mike led the development of Smart Motorways for the Highways Agency and was Regional Director responsible for the maintenance, improvement and long-term development of the strategic road network in the South West, East Midlands and East. Mike led for the Highways Agency on all aspects of operational policy including for maintenance, incident and emergency management and network occupancy.
Director of the RAC Foundation and former Director General Roads Traffic and Local Group at the Department for Transport
Steve is Director of the RAC Foundation, an independent think-tank that commissions and disseminates research relating to motoring and roads issues.
Steve took over the helm at the Foundation in May 2015 after a civil service career encompassing many transport-related roles, latterly as Director General for Roads, Traffic & Local at the Department for Transport, where his responsibilities included developing the first Roads Investment Strategy, the Transport Strategy for the North, administering funding for local government, policy on road safety, and the running of the motoring services agencies.
After graduating from Durham University Steve joined the civil service in 1983, moving to the Department of Transport in 1987 where, amongst other roles, he was private secretary to transport ministers Peter Bottomley, Michael Portillo and Roger Freeman. Steve is a fellow of the CIHT, vice-president of the CILT and a trustee of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund.
Principal Consultant at PA Consulting Group
Jonny is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 18 years’ experience across a number of industries including rail, highways, the military and consulting. He is part of PA Consulting’s Transport, Travel & Logistics practice supporting Highways England’s Operations function.
Jonny has held a number of safety critical roles responsible for safely planning and delivering operational outputs in rail maintenance and major projects.
Recently he interviewed senior leaders from across the rail industry as part of his research in to leadership behaviours and their impact on safety culture. Outside of work he’s a keen skier, enduro motorbike rider and fitness enthusiast.
Managing Director A-one+, Areas 4 and 12
As managing director of A-one+ Clive’s goal is to deliver a safe, successful and sustainable business for their people, their client and road-users. He has a passion for safety and believes that everybody has the right to come to work without the fear of accidents; people always come first.
He is committed to driving innovation in order to keep operatives as safe as possible and enormously proud of the solutions that A-one+ has developed so far.
Head of Health and Safety, Colas UK, on behalf of the HTMA Health, Safety & Welfare Working Group
Pat has over 35 years of experience working in the construction and Highways industries. He joined Colas in 1994 before moving to the Health & Safety team in 2001 and he is a Chartered member of IOSH. Pat represents Colas on a number of industry bodies such as the Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA), the Refined Emulsion Association (REA), the Mineral Products Association (MPA) and he is also the MPA UK representative on the European Asphalt Paving Association (EAPA).
Pat is a past chair of the HTMA Safety forum and the current Task and Finish group lead on the Road worker abuse group and the Fatigue working group.
Wellbeing Programme Lead, A-one+
Emma has been leading the A-one+ wellbeing programme for 5 years and last year achieved the Royal Society of Public Health Award for Workplace Wellbeing.
She’s passionate about road worker health and a firm advocate for promoting positive mental health and wellbeing, championing the fight against mental health stigma, having witnessed the effects that positive workplace wellbeing has on individuals, their lives and families.
Commercial Director, WJ Group
Working with the Senior Management Team Andy has helped develop WJ into a nationally recognised specialist road markings business. He began his career in highway maintenance working as a Material Testing Technician before joining Rugby Borough Council, progressing from trainee Engineering Technician to Highways Drainage and Transport Manager for their Direct Labour Organisation (DLO). After a brief spell at Aggregate Industries, Andy joined WJ as a Contracts Manager.
Andy is a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE), a Member of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT) and a Fellow of the Institute of Highway Engineers (FIHE). As well as being a qualified Incorporated Engineer, Andy also hold a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) in National Road Haulage.
Sales Director, Rennicks UK
With over 20 years experience in the highways industry and now in his 10th year working with Rennicks. Robert embraces the Rennicks value that the application of technology to provide products and services to keep drivers safe and informed is of paramount importance to road workers safety and wellbeing.
Operations Delivery & Compliance Manager, Colas
Phill is recognised at national level as practitioner with passion for Road Worker safety and strong O&M experience.
With a focus on Safe, Right First Time delivery of all activities in compliance with process and procedures, and using data to identify areas for continual improvement, Phill is the Lean champion for Colas Highways Contracting sector.
Phill achieved Fellow status of CIOB the CIHT and actively promotes construction as a career.
Head of Immersive Learning, Turner Kenworthy
With over 10 years sector experience Kevin has a passion for safety.
His event management experience and first hand sector knowledge give him an unparalleled understanding of the challenges faced by organisations both large and small in ensuring that their workforces go home to their families at the end of every shift.
In his current role with Turner Kenworthy, Kevin is responsible for developing new and innovative ways that enable organisations to effectively communicate their safety messages to their workforce including:
Formats include live drama, expert-led facilitated workshops and virtual reality scenario simulation for operatives and supervisors, as well as safety conferences and events to engage clients and supply chain.
Professional Safety Speaker, Proud2bSafe
Due to an extremely sad and traumatic event in his personal and business life, Matt found himself wondering how he could make a difference to others. He now shares his and his family’s experiences in order to encourage directors and senior managers to be more responsible for their actions, the people they employ, and also show the effect of how things can quickly escalate and affect not only their lives, but those of their families, friends and work colleagues and the same of the employee too.
SHEQ Director, Toppesfield Ltd
Profile coming soon
Business Risk Consultant
John has been part of our judicial system for nearly 20 years. He also has many years experience managing business risk, including 18 years managing duty of care for the Co-operative Group’s national fleet operations.
Barrister, Pump Court Chambers
Peter is a member of Pump Court Chambers. He specialises in criminal, regulatory, disciplinary and transport law.
Recent instructions regarding regulatory law include: