Groups / Roads


Our road network is probably our most important public asset with almost all journeys touching a road at some point. It is vital for the movement of goods and people and both a facilitator and driver of economic performance.

Our Roads group is made up of some of the UK’s most proactive road engineers. They come together to regularly engage stakeholders in government – including the Department for Transport, Highways England and the Office of Rail and Road. They engage other stakeholders including the breadth of road users from cyclists to hauliers and everyone in-between. A diverse range of topics are discussed – ranging from the future of our roads and driverless vehicles to potholes and reform of road funding.

The group informs ACE’s thought-leadership in this area, producing innovative yet tangible proposals to meet the changing needs of our road network and how it is funded, built and managed. It regularly responds to government consultations, holds events and writes articles for the trade press.

The group meets quarterly. Members include representatives of the following ACE member companies: AECOM, Amey, Arcadis, Arup, GESL, Mott MacDonald, Ramboll UK, WSP and WYG.

The Chair is Dave Beddell of AECOM

Julian Francis

Julian Francis

Director of External Affairs

Julian leads the creation of policy and government engagement strategy at ACE.

phone020 7227 1894
Gareth Lonie

Gareth Lonie

Policy Executive

Gareth assists with the development of policy and political activity within ACE.

phone020 7227 1251