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Darren Capes, Manager of the Transport Technology Forum (TTF), has been chosen by the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) to become its next Junior Vice President.
As part of the process to form a new Presidential team a ballot amongst Council members recently took place to elect the next Junior Vice President with Darren set to join the team at the AGM this summer. Darren’s appointment is the first step on the cycle to become President of the organisation.
Speaking about his appointment, he said: “I’m very pleased to be elected to Junior Vice President and really looking forward to helping to shape the Institute that is so central to the sector I’ve spent 35 years working in. In the next few years we are going see more rapid change to transport and highways that any of us have experienced.
“The increasing use of technology and the growing expectations of users, combined with ever mounting pressures on local government resources and staff mean there are no shortage of challenges ahead. I’m relishing the opportunity to ensure the IHE is at the centre of this, supporting and developing its membership and leading the debate about the future of highway engineering.”
Darren is the ITS Policy Lead at the DfT and also sits on the board at the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG).
Martin Polland Senior Vice President of the IHE said “I am delighted to welcome Darren onto the Presidential team and all the team are looking forward to working with him over the coming years. I am sure Darren’s knowledge will be invaluable to the IHE moving forward as the intelligent transport systems evolve and become an embedded part of our everyday lives.
“The speed at which technology progresses is a challenge and I’m certain Darren’s 30+ years’ of experience in both Local and Central Government will help steer and guide us as an Institute through the coming years to enable us to be ready for the opportunities and challenges that our fast paced sector will bring.”
The IHE provides professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition. The new positions were recently ratified by full Council and the new Presidential team will take up their positions at the organisation’s AGM in June.