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Editorial Board

Smart Highways Magazine is fortunate to have assembled a group of highly experienced experts from different sectors of the industry to make up its editorial advisory board.

Members will offer insight about marketplace happenings; give thoughts and opinions on topical issues, provide ideas for features and news contributions and help to steer the editorial direction of the magazine.

Editorial board members have been considering issues and working in fields related to highways for many years. We are pleased to share with readers their background and experience.


Paul Hutton

Editor

To our knowledge, Paul is the only ITS magazine editor who has actually worked in the Industry at a senior level. A maths graduate with a postgraduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism, Paul worked in radio news and presentation before taking on a management role in the UK’s leading radio traffic news company in 2000.

Having worked on traffic news provision and served on the Travel Information Highway executive board, Paul became Managing Director of the European Division of Global Traffic Network in 2007. In late 2011 he set up his own business and delivers his Smart Highways editorial duties alongside a number of consultancy and marketing services for companies in the ITS sector.

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Paul Hutton

Paul Hutton

Editor

Nabil Abou-Rahme

Editorial Board member

Nabil is the head of Mott MacDonald’s ITS division. He’s been involved in the industry for more than 15 years in consultancy and professional services. He’s gained a PhD for my research and undertaken corporate and project management roles plus freelance assignments, in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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Nabil Abou-Rahme

Nabil Abou-Rahme

Editorial Board member

Denis Naberezhnykh

Editorial Board member

Denis has a First Class degree in Physics with Particle Physics and works as the Head of Low Carbon and ITS technology at TRL, where he was instrumental in building up the company’s expertise in low carbon technology. He was Young ITS Professional of the Year at the ITS (UK) Awards in 2013.

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Denis Naberezhnykh

Denis Naberezhnykh

Editorial Board member

Eric Sampson

Editorial Board member

Eric Sampson CBE spent nearly 40 years in the public sector, most of it in Transport in which he was a vocal supporter of technology, rising to be Head of the Transport Technology and Standards Division at the Department for Transport. He is a founder member of the international study group that led to the formation of ERTICO ­ 'ITS-Europe' in 1992 and is still very strongly engaged with it.

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Eric Sampson

Eric Sampson

Editorial Board member

Sharon Kindleysides

Editorial Board member

Sharon is Managing Director of Kapsch (UK). She’s a highly accomplished, billingual Executive Director armed with a commanding track record in strategic and operational leadership roles for multinationals, start-ups and influential trade bodies across diverse sectors including Telematics, Engineering, Manufacturing, Online Retail and Voluntary.

She is Chairman of ITS (UK), Member of the IET Transport Policy Panel and occasional lecturer in ITS to Newcastle University.

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Sharon Kindleysides

Sharon Kindleysides

Editorial Board member

Lee Woodcock

Editorial Board member

Lee is Director of ITS at Atkins, leading the company’s Intelligent Mobility business as part of its approach to smart and future cities. He has more than 25 years’ experience in highways and transportation, working in the public and private sector, providing advisory, design and operational services. Lee is a regular contributor to Smart Highways in the “Atkins Investigation” section of the magazine.

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Lee Woodcock

Lee Woodcock

Editorial Board member

Jennie Martin

Smart Highways columnist

Jennie is the Secretary General of ITS (UK), the world’s oldest national ITS trade association. She has been in this role for over a decade. Jennie was born and brought up in Sweden and came to the UK for a “short time” in her teens and has never moved back, meaning there are two national ITS associations run by Swedes! Her role representing ITS (UK) in the organisation of the ITS World Congresses and various ERTICO fora, makes her one of the most connected ITS professionals in the world.

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Jennie Martin

Jennie Martin

Smart Highways columnist

Mara Makoni

Smart Highways Columnist

Mara Makoni is an ITS consultant at Mouchel, and the founding chair of the ITS (UK)'s Young Professionals Interest Group. Mara has a long history of experience in international development which she uses to help bring new approaches to solving problems.

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Mara Makoni

Mara Makoni

Smart Highways Columnist

Mark Pleydell

Smart Highways columnist

Mark is one of the UK’s leading experts on traffic signal technology, having been involved in the sector since the late 90s. His experience also embraces standards development, and he is the chair of the management group for TOPAS (Traffic Open Products and Specifications group).

He also works with a number of Transport Groups in UK universities, the DfT, HA, Elexon and similar bodies.

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Mark Pleydell

Mark Pleydell

Smart Highways columnist