David Smith & Simon Baldrey

AECOM & Highways England

David Smith
David has over 25 years’ experience of research and consultancy supporting sustainable resource management / the circular economy and is a founder member of IEMA’s Fellow’s Working Group on the Circular Economy. David has applied the key principles of the circular economy to the design, management and delivery of projects for clients across a range of sectors and has worked with Highways England, supporting its approach and transition to the circular economy, since 2015. David is a regular contributor, and occasional Chair, of the Major Infrastructure - Resource Optimisation Group (MI-ROG).

Simon Baldrey
Worked in Highways Agency and Highways England for 18 years. 12 of those as an environmental/sustainability advisor. Some of that time as lead advisor on waste and materials. Responsible for development of a corporate circular economy plan and route map. Recently in a new role as regional efficiency manager I have opportunity to drive CE principles into maintenance and operations.

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Highways England’s approach to the circular economy

The seminar will look at Highways England’s corporate approach to the circular economy, including its use of ‘pathfinder projects’ to trial and develop approaches before wider implementation. The seminar will consider recent experience implementing circular economy and resource efficiency approaches to major infrastructure schemes and regional planning with examples of the challenges faced and successes and will conclude with a summary of current activity and next steps.


  • Dr Chris Stopford: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Dr Chris Stopford - Real-time detection of airborne asbestos..

  • John Dawes: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    John Dawes - Inland spill response changes over the last 30 years and development of the spill contractors’ accreditation scheme

  • Debbie Burns: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Debbie Burns - Development of Apps to Replace Outdated Paper Systems

  • Simon Lonsdale: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Simon Lonsdale - The Ecosystem Vital for the Electric Vehicle Revolution

  • Nicolas Seal: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Nicolas Seal - How to remove Japanese knotweed from Development Sites