PIARC Worlds Road Association National Committee in the United Kingdom appointments David Ogden as Vice Chair

09 October 2020
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Amey is delighted to announce that David Ogden, Business Director for Transport Infrastructure has been appointed as Vice Chair of PIARC (Worlds Road Association) National Committee in the United Kingdom.

PIARC (World Road Association) is a non-profit association established more than 100 years ago to promote international cooperation on issues relating to roads and road transportation. It consists of a wide range of members from every part of the globe. The core members are road agencies representing over 120 countries.

David’s appointment follows his involvement in a number of key strategic projects for PIARC. In recent months David Ogden, alongside Mark Stevens from ADEPT Engineering Board were involved with detailing the UK highway sector’s collaborative response to Covid-19, focusing on the importance of retaining jobs and reallocating resource as necessary, the work of those in the roads industry to collaborate to keep the sector moving through troubled times and new guidance produced by the Highways Sector Council.

David is also joined by a number of Amey employees all of whom have secured a variety of influential and prestigious roles on technical and national committees as either a Member or Associated Member for PIARC, these include:

·         Chris Knowles

Member, Technical Committee 3.3 Asset Management

·         Alan Chambers

Associate Member, Technical Committee 3.2 Winter

·         Paul Rose

Member, Technical Committe 3.4 Environmental Sustainability in Road, Infrastructure and Transport

·         Mark Brown

Member, Technical Committee 1.2 Road Infrastructure and Transport to economic and social development

·         Peter Williamson

Member, Technical Committee 2.1, Mobility in Urban Areas

·         Nicholas Russell

Member, Technical Committee 3.2 Winter

David Ogden, Business Director for Transport Infrastructure at Amey, said: “It is a privilege to have been made Vice Chair of PIARC and to have also secured a Member role as part of the Road Network Association. I’m delighted to see a number of my colleagues have also been nominated to Member and Associated Member roles for the Worlds Road Association, providing them with the opportunity to share their sector knowledge to a global audience.

“The Worlds Road Association is a community of global transportation employees that are brought together to share best practice and learnings. I’m looking forward to collaborating with our members and building new partnerships to embrace the exciting opportunities and challenges that are facing the transportation sector.”

Chair of the UK National Committee Lila Tachtsi “I am delighted with David’s appointment as Vice Chair of PIARC UK.  Now, more than ever before, we can all see the importance of global collaboration.  PIARC is the right forum for knowledge sharing in the road sector.  I look forward to working with David to bring this knowledge in the UK.”

The Worlds Roads Association has existed since 1909 and continues to bring together, foster and facilitate a global discussion and knowledge sharing on road infrastructure and transport.  The United Kingdom has had a National Committee since 1925.

To find out more information about PIARC – the Worlds Road Association, visit, www.piarc.org/en/


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