Highways UK 2018 Starts in

7/8 November 2018, NEC, Birmingham

Conference Video

Access video of the main conference proceedings using the links below

Session 1: Progress and priorities in the new era of roads investment

Introduction and scene setting

Jim O'Sullivan, chief executive, Highways England

Peter Antolik, roads director, Office of Road & Rail

Anthony Smith, chief executive, Transport Focus

Steve Norris, co-chair Highways UK advisory board and former transport


Tricia Hayes, director general, roads, devolution and motoring, DfT

Panel discussion

Session 2: Perspectives from the UK's devolved transport administrations

Introduction and scene setting

Roy Brannen, chief executive, Transport Scotland

Dr Andrew Murray, deputy secretary, TransportNI

Sheena Hague, deputy director network management, Welsh Assembly

Panel discussion

Session 3: Innovations in maintenance, materials, procurement and operational practice

Introduction and scene setting

Big ideas pitches:

Dave Wright, executive director for Highways, Kier

Alan Taggart, associate director, KPMG

Malcolm Simms, director, MPA Asphalt

Brian Rechere, managing director, Highways and Transportation, Arcadis

Matt Stacey, divisional director, BAM Nuttall

David O'Neil, supply chain director, Highways England 

Panel Discussion:

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Session 4: Capacity and capability in skills


Evidence base overview (Phil Ellis, capacity and capability programme manager, Highways England) 

Big ideas pitches:

Richard Robinson, chief executive EMEA, civil and Infrastructure, AECOM

Amanda Clack, head of infrastructure, EY and President RICS

Sue Percy, chief executive, CIHT

Phil Ellis, capacity and capability programme manager, Highways England

Panel discussion

Session 5: A fresh approach to the roads that matter most

Introduction and scene setting

David Quarmby, programme lead, Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, Major Roads study

Martin Tugwell, programme director, England's Economic Heartland Strategic Alliance

David Brown, chief executive, Transport for the North

Maria Machancoses, programme director, Midlands Connect

Panel discussion

Session 6: Data as national infrastructure

Introduction and scene setting

Big ideas pitches:

Shane O'Neill, chairman, Elgin

Nic Cary, head of digital transformation, DfT

Tony Malone, chief information officer, Highways England

Douglas Gilmour, key account manager for TomTom Geospatial & Traffic

Neil Ackroyd, chief technology officer, Ordnance Survey

Panel discussion


Session 7: Looking beyond 2020

Introduction and scene setting

Big ideas pitches:

Brian Fitzpatrick, founder, Fitzpatrick Advisory

Steve Gooding, director, RAC Foundation

Karla Jakeman, connected transport and comms leads, Innovate UK

Russell Goodenough, client managing director: transport sector, Fujitsu

Brian Gash, programme director, Mott MacDonald

Panel discussion