The HAUC(UK) Convention has been an annual event for many years. Focusing on bringing together Utilities, Highway Authorities, Contractors and everyone else associated with working on the highway into one powerful and dynamic community.
Working on themes such as
- Skills and workforce
- Environment and decarbonisation
Each year the convention focuses on an over arching theme and message that is relevant to the whole community. Most recently in April 2023 (which was the first physical event after the pandemic ) focused on The infrastructure Race, The Safety Challenge, The Role of Data in defining legislation , guidance and delivery and the Road to Net Zero.
The convention groups consist of members representing the interests of both the Local authority sectors and utility sector as well as support from National Governments and supported by industry experts.
The committee works to make sure the message is as current as possible, but also location, speakers and sponsors, ensuring it is as valuable as possible to the whole community.
HAUC(UK) CONVENTION 2024
Streetworks 2024: People, Priorities & Performance
The 2024 HAUC (UK) Convention will take place on Thursday 18th April 2024 at Emirates Old Trafford.
The HAUC(UK) Convention 2024 will examine how we must work together in street and road works to ensure our people have the skills, training and knowledge to deliver our industry’s priorities whilst sustaining the performance our customers, constituents and members of the travelling public expect.
Working Group Chairs
Our working groups are co chaired with one representative from SWUK and one from JAGUK. The chairs change every years, but with the wider support of committee members who extensive experience of the street works industry and of running street works events.
HAUC(UK) Communications Manager
I have worked for SSEN for 35 years and held the post of Street works Manager for the past 8 years. Prior to this I was the Street works admin manager for 11 years. I am currently secretary of and SWHAUC and part of the Street works convention committee. I was part of the Systems EPG group and still 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. I have recently been Co-chair of the HAUC (UK) performance group but have now resigned so I can concentrate on my new part time role of HAUC (UK) Communications Manager.
Street Works Manager Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks & HAUC (UK) Communications Manager
Co-Chair (JUG) Street Manager Governance Group, SWUK Management Team , Lane Rental Forum & EMHAUC
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.
Co-Chair (JAG) SWHAUC, Co-Chair (JAG) Performance, Safety & Communications Groups & Non Exec Director of JAG UK
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 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 at street works code of practice. Phil is keen to create working relationships that drive improvement whilst allowing works promoters to carry out their essential works on the highway.
Traffic Manager - Gloucestershire County Council
Co-Chair (JUG) SWHAUC & HAUC(UK) Performance Working Group,
Jan has 27 years experience with Thames Water. Initially working in customer services before joining Street Works in 2004 as a Highway One administrator managing the EToN interface between TW and HA’s systems. After about 12 months joined the IT project to upgrade EToN 3 to 4, then 4 to 5 and then 5 to 6 ensuring the system & process design was compliant with the Tech Spec and the changing legislation. Moved into the street works policy team in 2012.
Since November 2017 I have been a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the DFT Street Manager project
SWUK Member Co-ordination & Management group
Street Works Policy Technical Manager - Thames Water
Welsh HAUC and Swansea Council
Dean Howard is the Highway Network Manager for Swansea Council and is JAG (Wales) Chair and Welsh HAUC Co-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 45 years. The last 25 years managing regulation and compliance within and around the StreetWorks Industry.
Dean Howard - Highways Network Manager Swansea Council
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
Clive Bairsto – Street Works UK Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chair of HAUC(UK)
Clive has 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.
Vice Chair JAG (UK) , Co-Chair (JAG) Anglian HAUC
I have been privileged to work within local government for over 12 years, 4 years within Highway Engineering and a further 10 years within the Street Works Industry (as a Highway Authority & as a Statutory Undertaker). I have been fortunate to be able to work within local government, the technology sector (a SaaS provider who supports the whole industry) and the utility sector, delivering rural broadband. This has provided me with various opportunities and experiences to further appreciate the challenges the wider street works industry faces when delivering activities and fast paced projects.
In my current role at Suffolk County Council (SCC), I head up the Network Assurance Service which, discharges SCC’s Network Management Duty within the County, utilising multi disciplined teams to deliver this function for the residents and travelling public of Suffolk.
In September 2020, I was elected as the Anglian JAG Chair (AJAG) and Co-Chair of the Anglian HAUC (AHAUC) taking up post from January 2021. Furthermore, I was further successful in being elected to the role of JAG(UK) Vice Chair in early January 2022 by my peers, taking up post earlier April 2022.
Network Assurance Manager at Suffolk County Council.
Who decides on the Agenda?
The theme, agenda and speakers at the convention is agreed across the convention committee. If you have a great suggestion please get in touch.
When is the next HAUC(UK) Convention?
The next HAUC(UK) Convention will take place on Thursday 18th April 2024 - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e...