Richard Hayes

Chief Executive IHE

Richard was appointed as Chief Executive of IHE in June 2016 and has recently stepped down from role. the He was previously President at the Institute from June 2012 to June 2014.

Richard has returned to being a freelance Consultant practising in Highway and asset management. He also is a Trainer in these and other subjects and provides Professional Consultancy advice to IHE and others.

Up to 2012 He was the Western Area Manager for Northumberland County Council’s Local Service Department and was responsible for an area of 2468 square kms based around the town of Hexham. He is also responsible for the County's Construction Division which delivers capital works on highways structure and street lighting.

He has been with the County Council since 2003 and before moving to Northumberland, he worked for Stockton on Tees Borough Council for 25 years in highways maintenance.

Richard undertakes expert witness advice to legal Clients and technical advice to numerous private sector Clients. He continues to represent the Institute on several external bodies as well as being a member of the Institute  for Apprenticeships and Technical education’s Construction Route panel.

Chris Cranston Carol Valentine