Clive Bairsto – Street Works UK Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chair of HAUC (UK)
Clive is a former senior RAF officer and an experienced business leader with a background rooted in utilities, defence, security, and education leadership in the private, public and not for profit sectors. From 2012 to 2017, Clive was Global Head of Resilience at National Grid, a role covering all UK and US assets, and a then-workforce of over 27,000 people. In this role, Clive represented National Grid at the UK’s Energy Emergencies Executive Committee (E3C) and the Scottish Government’s ‘Ready Scotland’, while directing interaction with the myriad of regional authority fora and groupings in the UK and north-east USA.
Running up to this, Clive was Director of Integration and Readiness for the London 2012 Olympics, within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. He directed the strategic level training, risk assessment, integration, reporting and readiness of LOCOG, Transport, Security, the Mayor’s office and several other government departments and supporting bodies. Preceding this, Clive was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force, serving as Head of International Policy and Planning, and was the Ministry of Defence’s worldwide Director of Strategic Contingency Planning in the period of the Arab uprising. He commanded at every level culminating in regional base Leuchars, in Fife, where he also acted as the Air Officer for Scotland interacting regularly with Scottish Government at official and political level.
David Capon is the JAG(UK) Manager and has worked extensively with the JAG(UK) community in delivering improved communications, management of the network and local knowledge and expertise. Most notably, Dave has played a central role in the delivering of the permit legislation, guidance and operational advice. He has made a significant contribution to the finalisation of government sponsored Codes of Practice, regulations and impact assessments.
Dave regularly engages with the DfT, devolved Governments, Network Rail, Highways England, statutory undertakers and local authorities to deliver continuous improvement to the community. He works hard to support members authorities by: attending regular national, regional and local meetings, providing an on-line library of existing legislation, regulations, procedures and guidance for authorities and their officers, acting as an online advisory service and providing prompt guidance on emerging issues and delivering a focused approach as part of the GeoPlace/Local Government Association family.
Northern Ireland Infrastructure
SROH Utilities-side Chair
Early Career with civil/mining contractor Thyssen (2 years) and Consultant Maunsell (9 years), substantially focused on water engineering, highway and infrastructure development, including Utility Diversions management.
In 1996, joined Corporate division of US-controlled Cable TV/Telecoms company CableTel (latterly to become ntl and Virgin Media), as Group Civil Engineer.
Currently Head of NEC4 Contracts and Civil Engineering for Virgin Media’s Lightning Network Expansion Project (a £3Bn private investment by Liberty Global to extend its UK network to a further 4 million homes). Responsibilities extend to formulate and deliver Civils and Networks Contracts across the UK, including contract form, commercial and governance aspects.
Also UK-wide responsibilities to represent Virgin Media on HAUC-related Civils matters, including SROH/SROR and micro-trenching development.
HAUC (UK) SROH Working Party - Utility-side joint-chairman (since 2001), responsible for steering SROH Reviews of both 3rd and 4th Editions.
Open Reach - Diversionary
Streetworks Manager - Welsh Water
Andrea Capel is the Streetworks Manager for Welsh Water, managing regulation and compliance surrounding Streetworks legislation, guidance and requirements. Having worked in the Streetworks Sector for 19 years for both Local Authorities and Statutory Undertakers, Andrea is also Co-Secretary of both Welsh JUG and Welsh HAUC and Chair of SE Wales HAUC.
SROH - Highways Side Chair
Colin Rivett is the Street Works Compliance and Performance Manager for Wiltshire Council and has worked for them for the last 10 years. He is the JAG(UK) Joint Chair of the SROH Working Group, member of the Inspections Code Working Group and a member of the JAG(UK) Strategy and Research Group, with over forty years of experience in the industry. Previously working for Statutory Undertakers, Utility Contractors and Highway Authorities in various capacities, Colin has attained a wealth of understanding of the industry, he uses this knowledge and his passion for the industry to continually drive improvement in all areas.
Highway Policy and Inspections Manager Kent County Council
David Latham I. Eng MICE
David Latham I. Eng MICE
Highway Policy and Inspections Manager
Kent County Council
David has more than 40 years experience in Municipal and highway Engineering.
This started in 1972 when he joined Essex County Council as a trainee highway technician before moving to District Councils and municipal engineering, working on many diverse projects. In 1983 David moved to Kent, joining the Canterbury Highway Unit Projects Team delivering a variety of schemes including highway reconditioning, pedestrianisation, Seafront regeneration, Park and ride sites and consultancy for wind power companies. Many of these projects won awards. Whilst at Canterbury he worked with Kent County Council, and The HSE on Health and safety issues particularly CDM and manual handling. In 2005 David joined Kent County Council and moved into Streetworks. Kent is the first County to implement a Permit Scheme and one of only two authorities piloting Lane Rental. David has chaired SEJAG (South East Joint Authorities Group), and joint chaired of SEHAUC (South East Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee). David is currently Joint Chair of HAUC England.
Welsh HAUC and Swansea Council
Dean Howard is the StreetWorks Manager for Swansea Council and is JAG (Wales) Chair. Dean is a Fellow of the Institute of Highway Engineers and has worked in the Construction, Development, Civil Engineering, Highways and StreetWorks Industry for 43 years. The last 23 years managing regulation and compliance within and around the StreetWorks Industry.
Wales and West Utilities and Welsh HAUC
Co- Chair - South East Region (West Sussex County Council)
I have worked in the Highways Industry for over 30 years from design and build of major highways infrastructure to spending 20 years in local government working at senior levels up to and including head of service. Now specialising in the Street Works industry and being employed as the Highway Network & Traffic Manager in West Sussex County Council. I have extensive experience in designing and supporting the implementation of service delivery improvements directly focussed on councils meeting or exceeding their Network Management Duty. I continuously strive to developed strong relationships across the industry with both councils and works promoters looking to maximise the benefits to all whilst meeting the challenges of evolving Street Works legislation.
Contact: [email protected]
Sefton Council’s Traffic Manager
Jerry is currently project sponsor for the HAUC(UK) App and sits on the HAUC(UK) Convention and HAUC(UK) Website Committees.
With over 39 years of experience in the Transportation and Highway Infrastructure industry, he’s been involved in Street and Road Works issues for over 30 years, 20 of which have been at a UK level. He has chaired and been a member of numerous DfT and HAUC(UK) working groups, including the DfT Street Manager Governance Group at its inception.
He is Sefton Council’s Traffic Manager and representative as Transportation Lead in the Liverpool City Region Mayoral Combined Authority.
Jerry has previously held the positions of Chief Executive Officer of JAG(UK), Chair of JAG(UK) and Highway Authority Chair of HAUC(UK).
Scotland - Utilities and City Fibre
Utility co-chair - Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
I have worked for SSEN for 33 years and held the post of Street works Manager for the past 6 years. Prior to this I was the Street works admin manager for 11 years. I am currently secretary of SWJUG and SWHAUC, joint chair of the SEHAUC working group and part of the Street works convention committee. I was part of the Systems EPG group and help with any EPG questions as required. I am a member of the Street works forum for ENA and Geoplace and I enjoy assisting with arranging training and Street works events as well as assisting the wider street works family where I can.
Contact: [email protected]
Transport for Scotland
NRSWA Technical Lead Scottish Water
Department of Transport Lead
Co-Chair XXX & Street Works UK Board Member
Nigel has been in the Telecommunications industry since the mid 1990’s, when the regional cable companies originally installed their infrastructure. After various mergers over the years, Nigel now heads up the Statutory and Street Works Team for Virgin Media, ensuring compliance with all current and proposed legislation which affects works and apparatus in the public highway.
Prior to making the move into the Telecommunications industry, Nigel worked on the tools as a street mason, where his interest and knowledge of street works originated.
WA Comms - Communcitons
Peter combines a detailed technical understanding of complex policy issues with a clear strategic approach to deliver on his clients’ objectives.
Peter is an experienced public affairs and strategic communications expert with a decade’s experience advising clients in a range of sectors. He has particular expertise in utilities, creative industries, digital infrastructure and technology.
Peter provides senior counsel to his clients on their strategic public affairs and communications challenges and leads high performing teams running programmes that deliver results.
Peter is a keen rugby player and has spent nearly ten years dedicating his weekends to the Kilburn Cosmos rugby club.
Thames Water Utilities Limited (TWUL) - StreetWorks Policy Manager
Peter has more than 40 years experience in the Water Industry. He started in 1981, following a brief period in HMRC, as water distribution planner/estimator. After a couple of years, he moved to Thames Water Authority’s (TWA) Legal Department, where he was responsible for the preparation and presentation of criminal court cases in relation to fishing, effluent discharge and river navigation type misdemeanours, as well as civil cases involving non-payment of charges or misuse TWA equipment.
Two years prior to the introduction of NRSWA an opportunity arose to become involved in the Project Team established to manage the transition from PUSWA to the new legislation. This was for an initial 6 months period…but he has been involved in StreetWorks ever since. Currently, I hold/fulfil the following roles:
- StreetWorks Policy Manager TWUL
- Joint Chair of HAUC-England
- Chair of the UK Regional Utilities Reps Forum
- Joint Chair of London HAUC
- Member of the NJUG Management Team
JAG(UK) Chair and Gloucestershire County Council
Phil currently holds the position of Gloucestershire's Traffic Manager and has been involved in the street works industry for a number of years. Phil is also plays a prominent role in street works both regionally and nationally being regional chair of both South West JAG and South West HAUC . Phil has also been instrumental in bringing the performance scorecard work forward and the changes to the safety and street works code of practice. Phil is keen to develop systems and working practices that help the industry.
Head of Roads and Infrastructure, Scotland Roads Authority - Aberdeenshire
Responsible for leading a new team of professional, technical and operational colleagues in a newly created Service. This new Service brings together a wide range of functions that deliver front line services to residents of Aberdeenshire associated with the maintenance and management of the road and bridge network; network; coast protection and flood management; operation of 7 Council Harbour and 3 hard rock quarries. The service is also responsible for the delivery of fleet services to a wide range of internal clients within the Council.
JAG Joint Chair HAUC(UK) Training and Accreditation Group
I am a chartered Civil Engineer with over 30 years experience of working for highway authorities and 10 years for Network Rail and I have worked in Streetworks for over 20 years. I have been a member of the working group since 2006. Those who know me understand my passion and desire to ensure all aspects of NRSWA Accreditation is covered by the Training Centres and that we should always be looking for continuous improvement. Supervisors and Operatives play a vital role in the delivery of and support of the infrastructure of modern-day living and they need the skills and knowledge in their works to minimise the impact to highway users, to reinstate correctly to ensure no premature failure of the highway and to ensure projects maintain safe working practices. Safety at work sites is the most important aspect of working on a highway, not just for the workforce but for all.
Rob has worked in the Street Works industry for over 33 years having experience of working for a utility, contractor, consultant and a highway authority before joining Network Rail in 2013 as the National Highways Interface Manager.
He was previously chair of East Midlands HAUC (highways side) and also vice chair of HAUC England and represents Network Rail not only at HAUC UK, but also at HAUC England, RAUCS and Welsh HAUC.
Rob is a member of the Co-ordination Working Group, Training and Accreditation Working Group, and the Diversionary Works Task Force.
East of England Co-chair - Suffolk County Council
I joined Suffolk County Council in early September 2019 to head up the Network Assurance function within Growth, Highways and Infrastructure directorate. I have an Engineering & Street Works background spanning over 13 years, this was predominantly in local authority, however, I have also worked in the utility sector during this time.
I was delighted to take up the role of East of England (Anglian) Regional JAG Chair and Co-Chair of the East of England (Anglian) HAUC in January 2021.
Convention Co-Chair & Street Works UK Strategy and Risk Director
Samantha Brothwell was appointed to the Street Works UK Board in December 2012. Samantha is the Street Works Policy Manager for Western Power Distribution, Electricity Distribution Network Operator for the Midlands, South West of England and South Wales. Samantha is also the current chair of the Energy Networks Association Street Works Forum, East Midlands Joint Utility Group, East Midlands HAUC (Utility Side) and a member of the Co-ordination Working Group.
Samantha has worked in the electricity sector since 1990, and has had responsibility for Street Works since 2000.
Street Works and Permitting Manager
Sarah is Street Works and Permitting Manager for Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council. Previously, Roadspace Management Manager for Buckinghamshire County Council, Sarah has had 20+ years working in the industry and implemented permit schemes in Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Councils. Sarah is also JAG(UK) Strategy Group Chair, Permit Authority Group Chair and was Anglian JAG Chair for over eight years. Sarah is the Highway Authority Chair on the Street Manager Governance Group.
SWUK Chair Safety Code Working Group
I have spent the past 28 years building a professional reputation in the street works arena and have used both interpersonal skills and knowledge to contribute to my chosen field over that period of time. I am a driven individual who is very passionate about holes in the street. Some say that I am obsessed others say I am mad but either way I have made it my business to become an expert in my field and the award for Significant Contribution to the Industry granted to me in 2012 by my peers at NJUG together with the Lifetime Contribution award in 2018 have been the highlight of that career so far.
Streetworks has changed beyond recognition over the past 10 years and not necessarily for the good. I believe we have forgotten the basic aim which is to provide our customers with the services they desire this includes utilities and a road network free from disruption. It is this basic principle I endeavour to return to and strive to bring the street works sector to focus upon.
Balfour Beatty was the first associate members of NJUG and I was instrumental in the creation of the associate membership. My team played an active role in all fields of NJUG’s activities including working parties, consultations and forums. I personally have been and continue to be involved in a number of National working groups including the Safety Code of Practice review and continue to advise the DfT on policy and strategy as well as lead and sit on a number of key strategy and policy working groups.
In 2009 I was appointed a non executive Director of NJUG with the purpose of pulling together performance data and looking at best practice across the industry both of which are issues very close to my heart. In 2012 NJUG bestowed the NJUG Award for Outstanding Contribution on me which was a great honour. In 2018 I was again appointed to the board of Streetworks UK (NJUG’s new brand name) as Associate Director representing the associate and Affiliate membership.
Co- Chair London Region (The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea )
I have worked for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for 25years. I first joined the Council as a Street Works Inspector and quickly was promoted to the position of Street Works Co-ordinator in late 1997. In 2003 I was appointed as the Councils Network Manager and since then I have been responsible for delivering the Councils Network Management Duty.
Prior to Kensington and Chelsea I worked for Barnet Council and a private residential developer where I gained a good knowledge of general civil engineering practices.
I play an active role within the Street Works community both regionally, in London, and now nationally as part of the Inspections Group. I am passionate about all thing’s inspection related which was one of the main reasons why I got involved in the Inspection Working Group.
Scottish Roadworks Commissioner
Kevin is a Chartered Engineer who has worked in the roads and transportation sector since the early 1990s, having held various positions in both Scottish and English local authorities. He was appointed as Scottish Road Works Commissioner in November 2020. The Scottish Road Works Commissioner is an independent public official established under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 and is accountable to the Scottish Ministers and ultimately the Scottish Parliament. The Commissioner's aim is to improve the planning, co-ordination and quality of road works throughout Scotland. The Commissioner monitors performance, promotes and encourages good practice across both utility companies and roads authorities. The Commissioner also has powers to impose financial penalties on roads authorities who systematically fail in their duty to co-ordinate and upon utility companies who systematically fail to co-operate when undertaking road works. Full details of the work of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner are available at: Home | Scottish Road Works Commissioner