Speaker : Carol Valentine


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Carol is an experienced local government manager who is currently a Highway Manager working for Kent County Council. Her remit includes managing reactive highway maintenance, enforcement, street works, vehicle crossings and customer services in west Kent. Additionally she has been the Winter Service Manager for the county for the last 9 years. Carol takes a proactive approach to winter service and has made a number of improvements and refinements to the service in Kent over the years. She has recently been elected to the post of Deputy Chair of the NWSRG and within that group is currently chairing a sub-group focusing on the planning and spread rate sections of the Best Practice guidance replacing Appendix H to Well Maintained Highways.

Carol is keen to see the continued development of winter service across the UK and will continue to work with the NWSRG and partners to ensure that research beneficial to the industry is pursued.