The presidency of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) has been officially handed over to Stephen Webb, who will serve until June 2022.
The handover took place during the IHE’s Annual General Meeting, which was held as virtual meeting on Wednesday 29th July 2020. Outgoing president Jonathan Pearson 'handed over' the chains of office.
Mr Webb (pictured) is an associate with WSP, based in Taunton. He is an Incorporated Engineer, having gained his IEng in 2007 when he also joined the South Western Branch of the IHE, where he has served the branch as Treasurer for the last 13 years.
He said: ‘It is a privilege to become president of the Institute, despite taking the reins in the slightly strange world of a virtual meeting.
‘It is a privilege to take over from Jonathan and I hope I can help steer the Institute through the exceptionally difficult times we are currently facing.’
Mr Webb is head judge for the Highways Awards 2020. Mr Pearson, previously head judge, remains on the judging panel.