Ken would describe himself as a general highways practitioner, with over 40 years’ experience in highways and development projects, including surveying, planning, detailed design, site supervision, road adoption and maintenance.
Before joining Mayer Brown in 2003, he headed the Isle of Wight Council’s Highways Development Control Section. He has extensive experience of liaising with developers, assessing their proposals in terms of road safety, transport policy, operation, maintenance implications and compliance with relevant guidance including DMRB and Manual for Streets.
He sees his present role as working with others to create places which are safe and work well, but which are attractive and suit their surroundings, rather than slavishly applying geometric standards.
He became an Incorporated Engineer in 1991 and since 2007 he has served as a Reviewer for the Institute of Highway Engineers, interviewing candidates seeking IEng or Eng Tech status.
In addition to day-to-day planning and design work, he is a member of Mayer Brown’s Safety Team undertaking Road Safety Audits.