Speaker : Carol Valentine
Carol is an experienced local government manager with a background in change management, diversity, economic development and highways. Carol is currently the Highways Project Manager on an exciting innovation project, Live Labs, in partnership with Amey plc and funded by the Department for Transport and ADEPT. The two-year Live Labs project is part of ADEPT’s SMART Places programme to support the use of digital technology in place-based services.
Additionally, she is the Winter Service Manager for the Kent County Council. Carol takes a proactive approach to winter service and has made several improvements and refinements to the service in Kent over the years including running a brine trial on selected routes in Kent and engaging in an innovative Smart Winter project.
Carol is the Deputy Chair of the NWSRG and is the lead on communications, as well as contributing to the development of the Best Practice guidance.
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.