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Join Paul Sheffield, ICE President, and Andy Warrington, East Midlands Regional Chair, for this key event during the East Midlands 2020 President’s Visit.
This online event will enable members to learn more about the green transport opportunities and challenges emerging from Covid-19, following the £2bn package announced on 9 May by the Government to create a new era of walking and cycling.
Guest speaker Jason Clarke, Regional Director at AECOM, will present the content of the Government statement and subsequent letter to local authorities, regarding the types of measures to enhance the provision and encourage more walking and cycling.
Jason will also outline delivery priorities and discuss immediate short-term requirements to facilitate social distancing as a result of Covid-19, such as widening footways and ‘pop-up’ cycle infrastructure, as well as share examples of what is already happening. Paul Sheffield, ICE President will summarise how this will benefit new developments before the Regional Chair opens the debate to delegates.
Paul Sheffield, ICE President (2019-20) studied civil engineering at the University of Surrey, graduating in 1983 and becoming chartered in 1987. Following graduation, he spent 31 years with the Kier Group, initially working on a wide range of civil engineering and construction projects in various parts of the world.
These included a gold mine in Papua New Guinea, a commercial development in London, a concrete gravity dam in Snowdonia where he was the chief engineer, and latterly as project director on a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia and underground railways in Hong Kong.
Between 2005 and 2010, Paul was on the board of Kier Group, with responsibility for their global civil engineering and construction activities. From 2010 to 2014, he was CEO of the group, with overall revenues of £3bn and activities spanning construction, support services, property development and housing. In 2014, he joined Laing O’Rourke to head its UK and Middle East construction business, with close involvement in projects such as Thames Tideway Tunnels and Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.
Paul is currently a non-executive director of Southern Water Services and is on the supervisory board of the Dutch Construction Group BAM. He is also an industrial advisor to the board of Manchester Airport Group, working on their capital expansion work at both Manchester and Stansted airports. He is also an ICE Fellow.
Andy Warrington is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 25 years’ experience in transportation, transport asset management, project management, construction and maintenance with consultants, contractors and local authorities. He is currently technical advisor on a number of Highways England’s projects, including the M6 Junction 10 improvement in Walsall and is also working on several projects advising private financiers on infrastructure PPP/PFI/DBFO projects.
Recently Andy has delivered asset management-led service review and improvement projects with local highway authorities including Westminster City Council, Swindon Borough Council, and Leicestershire County Council, amongst others. Andy was also involved in the development for UKRLG of the Code of Practice ‘Well Managed Highway Infrastructure’.
Previously, he spent 20 years leading local highway departments including transformation and business development in procurement, contract management, collaboration and business process optimisation whilst delivering customer focussed local highway service.
Andy continues his membership of ADEPT, representing local transport authorities and the ADEPT Engineering Board publishing reports into procurement, highway drainage and commuted sums and representation at various resilience forums. He is ICE East Midlands Regional Chair in 2019/20, a position he also held in 2014/2015, and is a member of ICE Transport Expert Panel. He is also a Council Member of CIHT and member of the CIHT Asset Management and Procurement panels. He was Chair CIHT Midlands 2013/2015.
Jason Clarke BEng CEng MICE is a Regional Director with 28 years’ experience in the public and private sector, working on both the trunk road and local authority networks. His career includes design, project management, and the delivery of asset maintenance and improvement programmes leading integrated delivery teams. He is currently a Regional Director for AECOMs Streets Central and leads delivery teams based in Nottingham and Chesterfield.
Since 2015 Jason has been AECOM’s Framework Manager for the Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA) Professional Services Partnership (PSP). This is a multidisciplinary contract delivering a wide range of professional services to MHA member authorities which has grown from 14 in 2015 to 24 today. Jason leads a team of nine client facing managers.
AECOM have just completed year 1 of PSP3, building on the success of PSP2 which saw over 100 project managers delivering 650 projects ranging from small studies to full bypass project management and design.
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