Our peopleThe Executive Team and Working Group Chairs.
He started his career with Colas in 1986 and graduated from the University of Greenwich in 1995 with a Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Civil Engineering.
Leading a team of approximately 1,700 people with a turnover of £300m he has over 30 years’ experience in the industry, with the last 12 years at Board Level. He was responsible for mobilising and managing the UK’s first Highways Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project in Portsmouth.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (FIoD) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (FCIHT). He is also a Director and immediate past Chairman of Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Southern Ltd.
Vice Chairman - People & Skills
Peter has been directly involved in the highway industry for over thirty years having worked for local authorities in the early part of his career moving to the private sector in 2001. Peter has benefited from experience in the whole life cycle of highways having worked in transport planning, highway design and construction and highway maintenance and operations. His primary experience is however around highway maintenance and operations where he specialised in strategy and policy matters.
Peter is HTMA Vice Chairman and the Executive Owner of the People and Skills Working Group.
Geoff Allister OBE
Executive Director - Marketing & Comms and Stakeholder Management
Geoff is the Executive Director of HTMA and directs the activities of the Association, acting as its public advocate as it strives to promote and develop an efficient, effective and safe highways management and maintenance industry.
Prior to joining the HTMA in 2012, Geoff was Chief Executive of Northern Ireland’s Roads Service, working closely with local Ministers and the Northern Ireland Assembly, and responsible for managing and developing the province’s road network. He led the delivery of the province’s multi-million pound strategic roads programme and has many years’ experience of delivering best value highways services.
Geoff is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Irish Academy of Engineering. He is a Past President of both the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and CSS (now ADEPT).
He is the HTMA Executive Director and Executive Owner of the Marketing and Comms and the Stakeholder Management Working Groups.
Geoff was awarded an OBE in the 2016 New Year Honours List for services to engineering.
Executive Team - Asset Management
Mike is the Managing Director of Ringway Jacobs, an integrated services provider within the highways management and maintenance industry. He is a highly motivated senior manager with vast experience in highways related service delivery. His client focused approach complements his enthusiastic, supportive and flexible management style, resulting in outstanding achievements in business delivery.
As a past Chairman of the HTMA, Mike has continued to play an active role as a Committee member, Sponsor of the External Relationship Working Group, Chair of the Sponsor Group and now Executive Owner of the Asset Management Working Group.
Mike gains the confidence and trust of clients through the development and strong working and partnering relationships. Mike has over 30 years’ experience in highway management and maintenance from design and supervision of projects to management of local authority and trunk road maintenance for the private and public sectors and has demonstrated continued financial and operational success throughout his career.
Executive Team - Service Delivery
With a grounding in term maintenance and construction management, Peter has a wealth of knowledge in all highways construction and service delivery disciplines. This knowledge has enabled him to develop highly effective supply chain collaborations and partnerships, lead work winning and growth opportunities, and drive business operations forward into new markets.
Peter successfully completed the Institute of Directors Diploma in Company Direction, is a Fellow member of the CIHT, member of ICE and more recently has been accepted into the Worshipful Company of Paviors.
Peter is the Executive Owner of the Service Delivery Working Group.
Executive Team - Health Safety & Welfare
Ian is the Executive Owner for the Health Safety & Welfare group of HTMA. He is passionate about driving safety improvements and has makes a strong contribution to improving road worker safety. He is also a member of the RoWSaF Working Group and of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation.
Executive Team - Sustainability
His experience encompasses all stages of the contract life cycle, including client relationship development and the management of complex bids, followed by mobilisation and stabilisation through to successful operational delivery, and future contract evolution and transformation.
Alan’s formative years were spent in the Local Authority market with almost 20 years primarily working with highways DLO’s. Over the last 15 years his career has progressed through various management positions within private sector companies in the UK and Australia including Amey, Balfour Beatty, May Gurney and now Kier.
Alan is the Executive Owner for the Sustainability Working Group.
Marketing & Communications
Previously Nick was a General Manager within the highways maintenance sector. His responsibilities have included identifying and targeting strategic improvement areas for the highways businesses, developing bid solutions, and managing and stabilising contracts on both strategic and local authority road networks.
Steve has well developed, leadership and organisational skills that has allowed him to manage a large portfolio of highways contracts delivering high levels of performance to the respective clients. As an advocate of collaborative and partnership working, he has secured many contract extensions with benefit and saving to both the client and the provider.
His career has developed over the years through working with leading organisations such as Amey, Jarvis, Atkins, Skanska and now AECOM.
Steve has been involved with the HTMA from its inception and establishment in 2005, and during this time has represented various organisations at committee level within the HTMA.
He is a Civil Engineer and a member of both the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institution of Civil Engineers.
People & Skills
Sharon has previously managed the Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental Systems within FM Conway and developed their Training Academy and mobile communications unit.
The London Highway Academy of Excellence (LHAE) is championed by Sharon on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Paviors. The LHAE was developed by FM Conway, to offer apprenticeship opportunities, manage training and share best practice and is now an independent organisation.
Health Safety & Welfare
Dave is a Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
Having started working in highways maintenance in the public sector, he worked in a range of roles in Local Authorities for 21 years, before moving into the private sector in 1998 taking roles in Atkins, Accord, WSP and Colas, whom he joined in 2007.
Throughout his career David has worked to deliver efficient and performance managed services through collaborative working, joint ventures and partnerships.
David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Member of the Institute of Directors.
James is the HTMA Asset Management Working Group Chair and has held this position since 2013. The purpose of the asset management group is to lead this area for HTMA, in its commitment to further the advancement of highways management and maintenance. The group supports the HTMA objective to improve performance and encourage efficiencies.
Kim is Chair of the Highways Term and Maintenance (HTMA) Sustainability Working Group which aims to assist Local Authorities create a more sustainable highways network by reducing the environmental and social impact of maintenance works on roads.
As the deputy environment team leader based in Southampton, she manages a variety of environmental specialists to deliver environmental services throughout the UK. This includes landscape architects, ecologists, environmental planners and noise and vibration specialists, who undertake a range of Environment Impact Assessments (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessments. Also project manages a diverse portfolio of environmental projects.