CIHT – Elects New President

The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) is pleased to announce the inauguration of Geoff Allister as its new President.

At his inaugural meeting Geoff set out his aims for CIHT in the Institution’s 80th year, he said:

“The CIHT is a professional organisation that should be proud of what its members have achieved. Under my tenure, the Institution will be concentrating on 3 areas.”

“I aim to provide effective leadership to ensure that we increase our membership whilst focusing on retaining the members we have through providing relevant services and ensuring value for money.”

“The Institution and the industry face many challenges in today’s economic climate. CIHT will be producing key statements to provide guidance and advice to decision makers on transportation policy.”

“It is important that member’s continue to see the value in being involved with the Institution. We will continue to provide the relevant technical, professional development and social related events that are crucial to the success of CIHT.”

Geoff’s theme for the year is “Leading the Way”. This will involve focusing on how the Institution’s highways and transportation professionals have and will continue to provide solutions to the problems we face in society today. This theme will be explored in more detail at the CIHT Presidential Conference 2010 and more information can be found at


Notes to Editors

Geoff works in Northern Ireland where he is the Chief Executive with the Department for Regional Development’s Roads Service.

His primary role is to lead, manage and motivate the Agency at a strategic level to meet its policy objectives and its financial and operational targets. Roads Service is currently responsible for the management, maintenance and development of 25,000 km of public roads in Northern Ireland and has approximately 2,200 staff with a budget in 2010/11 of approximately £400m.

Geoff has over 30 years experience of the delivery of highway services and has been a Director of the Agency since 2001. Recently he has had responsibility for the delivery of the Roads Service Strategic Roads Improvement Programme.

Geoff is a former President of CSS, the County Surveyors’ Society, a past Chairman of the Northern Ireland Branch of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.

Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation
CIHT is a membership organisation representing over 12,000 people who work in the highways and transportation sector.

CIHT members design, build, operate and maintain best-in-class transport systems and infrastructure, whilst respecting the imperatives of improving safety, ensuring economic competitiveness and minimising environmental impact.

CIHT supports its member’s professional endeavours by:
. offering training, information, professional development and support
. promoting the value added to society by the profession
. being the focused voice to Governments and other decision makers on transportation expertise and knowledge.

For more information please contact Daniel Isichei, Director of Communications, CIHT on t: +44 (0) 20 7336 1567 e:


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