Highways UK 2018 Starts in

7/8 November 2018, NEC, Birmingham

Highways People


Highways People - 9 November

The business case for investing in skills, diversity and training together with the practical how-to of developing a strategic talent pipeline

Conference facilitator: Richard Westcott, Transport Correspondent, BBC


09.30-09.55 The evidence base - DfT's Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy and sizing up the highways sector skills gap

Phil Ellis, Capacity and Capability Manager, Highways England

Catherine de Marco, Deputy Director Infrastructure Skills, DfT

09.55-10.10 Why diverse organisations achieve better results

Andrew Marcinko, Work and Organisational Psychology Department, Aston University

10.10-10.25 My story: why I've changed my mind

Duncan Elliott, Managing Director, Highways, Carillion

10.25-11.20 The business drivers for investing in talent

San Johal, Executive Director Human Resources and Organisational Development, Highways 

Darren James, Infrastructure Managing Director, Costain

Vip Gandhi, Highways Vice President, Jacobs

Nick James, Partnerships Director, CITB

11.20-11.45 Exhibition and networking

11.45-12.35 Procurement and other levers to influence supply chain behaviours

David Poole, Executive Director, Commercial and Procurement, Highways England

Mark Lomas, Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, HS2

Loraine Martins, director of diversity and inclusion, Network Rail

12.35-12.50 My story: inspiring change

Sadie Morgan, founder dRMM and NIC Commissioner

12.50-14.00 Exhibition and networking

14.00-14.15 Connecting new groups to construction careers

A briefing on Building People, which is a disruptive and integrated solution to reducing skills shortages, increasing diversity and maximising economic and social value across the built environment.

Rebecca Lovelace, BuildingPeople

14.15-15.05 Broadening the pool, increasing employee opportunities and developing talent

Ted Miller, Head of Learning and Resourcing, HE

Vicki Worthington, Head of HR - Highways, Kier

Liz Garvey, HR Director, FM Conway

Karen Wright, Learning and Development Manager, Hanson 

15.05-15.30 Exhibition and networking

15.30-16.00 Demystifying the Apprenticeship levy

Keith Smith, Director of Funding and Programmes, Education & Skills Funding Agency 

Charlotte Potter, Talent Specialist, Highways England

16.00-17.00 Future skills and the changing skills needs

Glenn Lyons, Professor of Transport and Society, UWE  

Lesley Waud, Market Director, Strategic Highways, Atkins

Phil Clifton, Executive General Manager - Highways, Balfour Beatty

Mark Mamone, Chief Technology Officer, Serco

Sue Percy, Chief Executive, CIHT

NB: Highways People is FREE if you are an apprentice or are Under 25. To apply for a place please email dima.boulos@essential-infrastructure.com. 

Everybody else please click here to go to the registration pages


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