Transport Asset Management 2017, London

21 November, 2017 | 08:30 - 17:30

Venue address:

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom
Optimising our transport infrastructure.
Optimising our transport infrastructure.

About this event

Digital technology is transforming the way we understand and manage infrastructure assets.

Big data is at our fingertips – but the challenge for civil engineers, asset owners and operators is to turn this into useful data, better inform decision making and establish a “whole life-cycle” approach.

ICE’s Transport Asset Management conference will will address these challenges and showcase how digital can boost infrastructure asset performance while also reducing costs.

Delegates will hear real-life examples from leading project teams across road, rail, ports and airports, and the latest lessons learnt for managing both old and new infrastructure.

Confirmed speakers include representatives from the Department for Transport, Network Rail, HS2, Highways England, Dublin & Cork Airport, Arup, Atkins and the UK Road Liaison Group, and  many more.  For more details view the programme.

Why attend?

Join the only conference dedicated to transport asset management to:

  • Network with 200+ transport professionals and hear insights from 30+ expert speakers
  • Understand the transformative impact of digital solutions and data gathering
  • Hear the latest industry approaches to improve performance, boost capacity and save on costs
  • Get guidance on whole life cycle thinking and how to achieve enterprise asset management
  • Attend a specialised stream relevant to your career - choose from highways, railways, and international gateways - airports and ports

Key sessions

The conference will cover:

  • Foresight on transport sector funding challenges
  • Success stories for improving efficiency, performance and value
  • Putting whole-life asset management at the core of the business strategy
  • Disruptive technology and self-aware assets
  • How to turn big data into useful data
  • UKRLG Code of Practice one-year progress report
  • The role of people – behaviours and skills for realising a digital transformation
  • Cybersecurity for transport infrastructure


There are two easy ways to join this event:


ICE member £359 + VAT

Non-member £439 + VAT

Partner organisation £419 + VAT

Local authority £259 + VAT

Student / Retired £99 + VAT

Event materials

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Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed on any matters by the presenters or participants during or in connection with this presentation are solely the views of the authors of the respective comments and/or opinions and must not be taken to be the views of ICE or any other organisation. ICE makes no representations, warranties or assurances concerning any information provided in these presentations and accepts no responsibility for the content and/or accuracy.

Have a look at our programme here or download the PDF by clicking on the image below.



Steve Berry OBE, Head of Highways Maintenance, Innovation, Resilience, Light Rail and Cableways Branch, Department for Transport

Steve is currently Head of Highways Maintenance, Innovation, Resilience, Light Rail and Cableways Branch within the Department for Transport’s Local Transport Directorate.Steve has been Head of the Branch since 2010. Steve has spent his career in the Civil Service and was awarded the OBE in the 2014 New Year Honours for his services to local highways and resilience.

Andrew Boagey, Chair, Railway Civil Engineers Association


Andrew is an independent railway engineering consultant who has worked in the industry for more than 30 years, after starting his career with British Rail as a sponsored student in the 1980s.He has participated in many interesting projects, in the UK and abroad, leading teams of British, French and Danish railway engineers. He has contributed to the management, design and construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (HS1), Crossrail, Crossrail 2 and High Speed 2 as well as working in assurance and advisory roles.He is the immediate past Chair of the Railway Engineers’ Forum (REF), which brings together the voices of all the railway professional institutions: the primary message being the need for high quality professional training for railway engineers and operators.He is now Chair of the Railway Civil Engineers’ Association, which is a Specialist Knowledge Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Board Member of Routes into Rail and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers Expert Panel for Transport.

Peter Chambers, Group Head of Asset Care, Dublin & Cork Airport

Peter Chambers is the Group Head of Asset Care at Dublin International Airport, Ireland. He received his BSc in Mining Engineering from University of Nottingham and an Executive MBA from Sheffield University.

Peter’s varied career spans 12 years in mining operations management with British Coal England, 6 years Whisky Operations in central Scotland and 10 years as Director of Manufacturing for C&C Group Ireland making various beverages including Bulmers/Magners ciders.
Thereafter he made the move to Dublin & Cork Airport and is the Group Head of Asset Care, where he is responsible for the asset management of Ireland’s two busiest airports.

During his time at Dublin Airport he has significantly contributed to the opening of the new Terminal 2 at Dublin, got the business accredited as the first airport in the world to achieve ISO 55001 accreditation, ISO 50001 energy management standard and are working on many new innovative processes especially in the data and digital areas.

John Chaplin, Director of External Affairs & Special Projects, The Bristol Port Company

John is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.  After working in consultancy and contracting John joined The Bristol Port Company in 2000.  He was promoted to the position of Director of Engineering in 2003 and subsequently to the Director with responsibility for External Affairs and the delivery of major schemes.

John has managed an extensive range of projects for The Port from remediation of contaminated sites to delivering storage solutions for power companies importing biomass, and from lock gate replacement to securing UKG approval of the Port’s Harbour Revision Order to construct the Bristol Deep Sea Container Terminal.  He is the Port Company’s agent on various national and regional bodies and represents the Port in their dealings with neighbours, central and local government and stakeholders including Highways England, Network Rail and National Grid. 

James Dean, Director, Route Asset Manager (LNW), Network Rail


James has been in the railway industry for over 30 years starting at the technical grades in British Rail and working his way through many of the key infrastructure roles such as Section Supervisor, Engineer and Asset Manager.Through his career James has had the opportunity to see some of the successes and some of the challenges of the introduction of asset management in the railway industry.Having held the inaugural role of Head of Asset Management for Track and covered the position of Professional Head of Track for Network Rail, James has seen the early days of moving such a large and complex organisation into the technological age. This experience is now being used to support and advise the introduction of technology and decision support tools whilst he fulfils his current role as Director of Asset Management for London North West Route in Network Rail.

Chris Dyer, Head of Consultancy, Infrastructure Asset Management, Yotta


Chris has over twenty years’ experience in the highways and transportation sector working in Local Authorities and Private Consultancies. He has undertaken roles in design, maintenance, project, contracts and asset management. He is a member of the CIHT and has recently completed an MSc in Highway Engineering Management at the University of Brighton.

With proven strategic asset management experience at East Sussex County Council, Chris carried significant responsibility for staff and a £40m budget; successfully leading teams overseeing policy, strategy and governance to the highway service.

Chris is currently Head of Infrastructure Asset Management Consultancy at Yotta Ltd.

Chris Founds, Infrastructure Director, CJ Founds Associates 


Chris is a business leader with over 28years industry experience and has worked for both Public and Private Sector organisations, before establishing his own technical advisory consultancy – CJ Founds Associates Ltd. 

Chris specialises in Highways management, procurement and delivery and has recently led a number of strategic procurements for Local Authorities on £600m+ Highway Term Maintenance and Major Project Contracts. Formerly a Board Director at both Capita and Mouchel, Chris has led businesses responsible for delivering work for HS2, Highways England, TfL, Network Rail and many Local Authorities, Developer and Contractor projects. Chris has worked overseas in NSW, Australia on the $1bn Sydney Stewardship Contract and in Abu Dhabi, UAE. 

Chris is a big supporter of hard collaborative working to deliver the right behaviours across teams, and has embedded a culture of openness and knowledge transfer into his businesses and projects. Chris is an asset management advocate and practitioner in investment decision making, combining intelligent data with a clear asset management framework, aligning objectives and performance measures.

David Greenfield, Pothole-Spotter Research Programme Lead and Managing Director, SOENECS


David is the Managing Director of SOENECS, the independent environmental research and advisory practice he set up in 2014 following 15 years in leadership roles in local and regional government. SOENECS provides strategic advice and support to the public and private sectors and specialises in the fields of circular economy, waste management, resource management, climate change, renewable deployment, carbon management and partnership delivery.David co-created and is managing the Department for Transport (DfT) Funded research project “Pothole Spotter”. David is a non-executive Director of CIWM enterprises, Trustee and Director of Freegle, Co-founder of the Circular Economy Dinner Club, non-executive Chair of the board of directors for ADBA, Chair of the ICE Resource Management Panel, Delivery Director for the Diocese of Chichester Energy Stewardship Programme and advisor and past chair to the National Waste Network Chairs (WNC).He is a Chartered Waste Manager, a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and a Chartered Environmentalist with over 18 years’ leadership experience in public sector roles focused on circular economy, waste strategy, planning and delivering efficiencies in the environmental space.

Martin Hobbs, Asset Delivery National Rollout Director, Highways England

Martin Hobbs is the Asset Delivery National Rollout Director within Operations and has been working in Highways England and its predecessors for 27 years.  

Martin is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has managed major road projects, highway maintenance works and privately financed contracts as well as leading national policy, research and delivery of winter service, network resilience and crisis management. He led the development of the asset delivery approach and now leads the national rollout and further evolution.


Alex Luck, Principal, A Luck Associates 


Alexandra Luck is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists. She works in the fields of built environment and infrastructure asset management, risk management and safety as well as security-minded approaches. She has extensive experience of the development, implementation and auditing of proportionate and structured management systems within the construction and transportation sector as well as the forensic investigation and analysis of incidents. 

She was the lead technical author of PAS 1192-5: 2015 and has co-authored a number of supporting articles, documentation and guidance material. She is also lead technical author of PAS 185 Smart Cities – Specification for establishing and implementing a security-minded approach. She has provided advice on the implementation of security-minded approaches to digital engineering within a number of projects across the CNI sectors, including both buildings and infrastructure.


Matthew Lugg, Director of Public Services for WSP Global, HMEP Advocate


Matthew is Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation, a past President of ADEPT, former chair of the UK Roads Board and the Midland Highway Alliance Board.He spent 5 years working for the Department for Transport, Local Transport Division on HMEP and other related initiatives.He has considerable experience in the public sector working for a number of county councils.He has played a major role in the development of Highway Asset Management and collaborative procurement in the UK by leading projects to produce national guidance.He has also presented a number of papers internationally on highways maintenance and transport topics.Matthew has won numerous awards for his personal contribution most notably the ICE Municipal Engineer of the year, the UK National Transport Award for his outstanding contribution to local transport, an ICE Award for outstanding contribution to Civil Engineering in the East Midlands and the OBE for services to local government.

Professor Duncan McFarlane, Professor of Industrial Informational Engineering, Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction


Duncan McFarlane is Professor of Industrial Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge and Honorary Visiting Professor at University of Melbourne. His research work has been in distributed, intelligent industrial automation, reconfigurable control systems, resilient control, RFID integration, track and trace systems, IoT and valuing industrial information.  

In 1993 he was a founding member of the Holonic Manufacturing Systems consortium examining the role of distributed AI in manufacturing control for the first time. Since 2000 he has been Director of the Auto ID Centre [2000-3] and Auto ID Labs [2003- present] – a programme which has led to the origins of ideas such as Internet of Things and Product Intelligence.  He is founder and Chairman of RedBite Solutions Ltd - an industrial RFID and track & trace solutions company and is involved in Innovate UK IoT demonstrator developments. 

His recent research involves major companies such as Boeing, Laing O'Rourke, Costain, Arup, Unilever, GSK and Foxconn. He is a member of the steering board of the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction. He has recently led a study on Automation 2050 for the UK Ministry of Defence. He was recently part of an Expert Panel overseeing a project on Digital Build Britain.

Aonghus O’Keeffe, CEDR INTERLINK Research Consortium and Chartered Engineer, Associate, Roughan & O’Donovan

Aonghus O’Keeffe is a Chartered Engineer with over 13 years’ industry experience. He is an Associate at Roughan & O’Donovan consulting engineers, a Dublin-based firm providing civil engineering design and asset management services in Ireland, the UK and internationally.Aonghus leads the firm’s information management and BIM services, and he has a particular interest in how technology can be used to support decision making and risk management throughout the life-cycle of infrastructure assets.Aonghus holds a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from UCD, a Master’s in IT for Architecture, Engineering and Construction from UCC, and an MBA from the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. He is a leading member of the CEDR INTERLINK research consortium, sits on industry BIM working groups and committees, has presented at various conferences, and has co-authored papers in the areas of bridge design, BIM and asset information management.

Emily See, Infrastructure Asset Management Consultant, Yotta

 Emily has been working in the highways sector for the last five years since graduating from Brighton University. She has successfully completed an MSc in Highways Engineering Management whilst working in the asset management team at East Sussex County Council.

Emily was part of the team that helped establish a new asset management function in East Sussex Highways and assisted them in achieving a Band 2 Incentive Fund status before joining Yotta as an Infrastructure Asset Management Consultant at the start of 2016.

Since joining Yotta Emily has delivered consultancy services across the UK, the Netherlands and Australia.

David Simpson, Investment Director, Egis International & Connect Plus ​


David works as Investment Director at the French engineering company Egis and is currently deployed on the Connect Plus joint venture, which has responsibility for the 30 year contract on the M25 motorway in London. David works closely with the projects teams to take a system-wide view of asset management performance and how enhancements can be made that deliver improved outcomes for the ca. £50m p.a of asset renewals investment. Through this role David recently led the team that secured ISO 55001 for the M25.

More widely within Egis, David is part of the Asset Management Group that has secured further certifications to 55001 in both Ireland and Australia and ensures that Egis has a strong asset management capability to deploy on its numerous international concession and operations contracts across different infrastructure sectors. 

David has a business degree, is APMP qualified and successfully completed a part time MBA in 2014. Before starting at Connect Plus David worked in Facilities Management, with Westminster City Council and BAA during the construction of Heathrow T5.

Lila Tachtsi, UKRLG and Technical Director, Atkins


Lila Tachtsi is a Civil Engineer with more than 25 years’ of experience in highway management and engineering in the UK and overseas, including Malaysia, Poland and Sierra Leone. She has been involved with the development and implementation of Highways Asset Management Systems and was responsible for the design, development and testing of an automated method for road condition data collection, as well as the analysis of the collected data. Lila has worked with more than 20 local authorities in England.Lila is currently working with all strategic road authorities in the UK on calculating and understanding the value of the highway asset and has led on asset management issues on the implementation of Whole of Government Accounts for local highway authorities, working with the DfT, CIPFA, Audit Commission and HM Treasury. Lila has published numerous technical articles and papers in technical journals and trade magazines and is a regular presenter in national and international conferences.

James Turley, Senior Maritime Engineer, Arup

James is a senior maritime engineer with over ten years of experience. He has been involved in the inspection, design and construction of maritime, coastal and other related projects in locations all over the world. He has extensive experience in the design of port infrastructure; both of new structures and remedial/upgrade works to existing assets.James is committed to the use of emerging technology as part of the design and operation phases of projects. He has been successful in introducing new technology to the industry and currently co-ordinates the implementation of BIM globally within Arup for maritime projects. He has previously presented at conferences on smart ports and the future of ports.

Nick Ward, Head of Solutions Management for OEM Digital Services, Rolls-Royce


Nick is the Head of Solutions Management for OEM Digital Services within Rolls-Royce, covering the five market areas of Civil and Defence Aerospace, industrial Power Systems, Marine and Nuclear. Within this role, he is the custodian for the Digital systems and services that underpin Rolls-Royce’s aftermarket services, with a drive to continually reduce operational disruption and maintenance cost for the customers.Over the last 30 years Nick has engaged both IT and engineering communities to develop data and analytics-led strategies, with a focus recently on equipment health management. New technologies are being embraced in the Digital revolution: IOT, cloud, big data and machine learning to take the next step in reducing through-life costs and surprises.Previous roles have included consultancy and product management within rail, power generation, nuclear, oil & gas as well as aviation, bringing a broad industry experience to bear.Nick is a Chartered Engineer and holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering.

David White, Head of Asset Management & Strategic Planning, HS2

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Dave White joined HS2 in 2016 as Head of Asset Management. He is responsible for ensuring HS2’s Asset Management structure matures in preparation for Trial Operations in 2025.  
He previously spent 13 years with HS1 and his career has focused on Engineering within the fields of Mechanical & Electrical, Communications, Signalling and Asset Management.
Dave holds an MSC in Railway Systems Engineering & Integration, MBA, BA (hons), Diploma in Asset Management and is a member of the Institute of Asset Management. 

Stuart White, Director Business Unit Maritime & Aviation Europe, Royal HaskoningDHV


Stuart completed his civil engineering degree at Liverpool University and has since gained over 22 years of experience working in the consultancy sector.  His specialist area of expertise is the planning, design, construction and operational improvement of maritime facilities including shipyards, ports, container terminals and Oil & Gas projects.

Stuart’s current position is the Director of the Maritime and Aviation Europe Business Unit of Royal HaskoningDHV.  He is also a qualified commercial diver and is Director of Royal HaskoningDHV’s underwater services team and overseas many of their asset inspection and asset management activities.
Stuart is currently acting as the Project Director of Saudi Aramco’s Maritime Yard Project, where Royal HaskoningDHV is preparing the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) of one the world’s largest ship building and repair facilities.
Stuart has worked in more than 20 different countries with particular emphasis on the Middle East, SE Asia, the Indian sub-continent, Brazil and the UK.