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IHE Junior Vice President for 2022/23 Announced as DfT's Darren Capes

As part of its two year Presidential cycle the Institute is preparing for the new Presidential Team that will take effect from the Annual General Meeting due to be held in June this year.

As part of the process a ballot amongst Council members has recently taken place to elect the next Junior Vice President of the Institute who will join the Presidential Team at the AGM this summer.

Following a ballot of Council Members the Institute is pleased to announce that Darren Capes FIHE FIET, who is the ITS Policy Lead at the DfT, has been successfully elected.

Martin Polland Senior Vice President of the IHE said “I am delighted to welcome Darren onto the Presidential team and all the team are looking forward to working with him over the coming years. I am sure Darren’s knowledge will be invaluable to the IHE moving forward as the intelligent transport systems evolve and become an embedded part of our everyday lives.

The speed at which technology progresses is a challenge and I’m certain Darren’s 30+ years’ of experience in both Local and Central Government will help steer and guide us as an Institute through the coming years to enable us to be ready for the opportunities and challenges that our fast paced sector will bring.”

On his election Darren commented, “I’m very pleased to be elected to Junior Vice President and really looking forward to helping to shape the Institute that is so central to the sector I’ve spent 35 years working in. In the next few years we are going see more rapid change to transport and highways that any of us have experienced.

The increasing use of technology and the growing expectations of users, combined with ever mounting pressures on local government resources and staff mean there are no shortage of challenges ahead. I’m relishing the opportunity to ensure the IHE is at the centre of this, supporting and developing its membership and leading the debate about the future of highway engineering”

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