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The Wales Road Review

Event organised by ICE

Date
04 April 2023
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Overview

Over the past 12 months, the Wales Roads Review has been considering the future policy direction for road related transport schemes in Wales in light of Llwybr Newydd, the Wales Transport Strategy, Net Zero Wales and well-being goals.

This event will provide an opportunity for members of professional bodies to hear from Roads Review panel members on the recommendations made about future road building. There will also be time for questions to be asked during the session.

Panel members who will be present are:

  • Prof. Andrew Potter MILT, Cardiff University, an expert in freight and logistics management and Chair of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Cymru Wales
  • Julie Hunt MICE MCIHT, a Chartered Civil Engineer working for Jacobs and 2020-22 Chair of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (Cymru Wales)

The Wales Roads Review was established by the Deputy Minister for Climate Change to examine the alignment of existing road building schemes in Wales to wider policy objectives, as well as determine the conditions under which future road building would be appropriate.

Over 50 schemes have been reviewed by the panel, while engagement with a range of stakeholders has helped to shape recommendations on future road building priorities. The Panel’s advice is currently being considered by the Welsh Government. Find out more details on the Wales Roads Review.

Matt Jones, Transport Official at Welsh Government with a consultancy background in major highways project development and delivery will also be present to answer any of your questions at the end of the event.

This event is being held jointly between the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering, (ACE) Wales and the Civil Engineering Contractor’s Association Wales.

Speakers

Andrew Potter

Andrew Potter

Logistics and Transport Cardiff University

professor

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Andrew Potter

Prof. Andrew Potter has 20 years’ experience researching how freight transport and logistics can be integrated into supply chains, working with both industry and the public sector. This includes examining the impact of contemporary trends such as sustainability and technology developments. Recent work has particularly considered the policy level implications from logistics operations, given the wider contribution these activities make to the economy. Andrew has provided input into policy development by the UK and Welsh Government, including as a member of the Wales Roads Review panel. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and is Chair of the Cymru-Wales committee.

Julie Hunt

Julie Hunt

Highways Jacobs Consultants

associate director

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Julie Hunt

Julie Hunt is Associate Director of Highways in Jacobs consultants. She has nearly 30 years’ experience of working on the development of highway projects. These including Welsh trunk road schemes A487 Dyfi Bridge, A465 Section 2 Gilwern to Brynmawr, A487 Porthmadog Bypass and A470 Dolwyddelan to Pont-yr-Afanc. She has managed scheme appraisal using Welsh Transport Appraisal Guidance (WelTAG) and has helped deliver schemes through the statutory process including an expert witness role. Julie was on the Welsh Roads Review Panel and is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist. She is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation where she is a committee member of Cymru Wales and was chair in 2020-22.

Geoff Ogden

Geoff Ogden

Transport for Wales

director of planning, development and advisory services

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Geoff Ogden

Geoff is Transport for Wales’ Chief Transport Planning and Development Officer. Prior to this, he has undertaken a number of roles, including leading the early operational development of TfW from its inception, developing the team that advised the Welsh Government on the procurement of the new Wales and Borders Rail Service and the South Wales Metro.

He has significant experience of the Transportation sector, particularly in Wales. His wider experience includes leadership and support of change programmes, including the introduction of innovative technology. Geoff has also been involved in a wide range of procurement and tendering exercises alongside service delivery: as client, client’s adviser, and tenderer.

Geoff is a Chartered Civil Engineer, a Chartered Environmentalist and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). His wider roles have included Regional Member for Wales on ICE Council (2014-2020), Chair of ICE Wales Cymru (2012-13), Chair of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering in Wales (ACE Cymru Wales) (2014-16). He is currently a member of the ICE’s Initial Professional Development Panel.

Geoff is a graduate of the University of Nottingham and has lived and worked in Wales since 1993.

For more information please contact:

Jessica McQuade