Steve Spender

Chief Executive, Institute of Highways Engineers

A Chartered Engineer with extensive practical and proven experience in the delivery of highway maintenance services in a local government environment. Steve has a demonstrated history of working in local government and is skilled in Highways, Procurement, Stakeholder Management, and has held office as a Past President of the Institute of Highways Engineers gaining experience in professional development and is a reviewer and mentor for those seeking professional registration.

Steve is now Chief Executive of the Institute of Highway Engineers with full responsibility for the strategic and business activities of the IHE, supporting the Presidential team and Council in supporting its members with CPD whilst also delivering training and guidance to those seeking professional registration.

My Sessions at Traffex

Thursday 23 May 2024


How Can We Attract Young Professionals to the Industry and Support Them?

10:30 - 11:10 Skills & Recruitment
  • Some of the sector's key trade associations, consultancies and local authorities will discuss the challenges the industry faces in hiring and retaining diverse talent to fill a growing number of roles.
  • Emerging young professionals in the early stages of their careers will also be involved to discuss their recent experiences and how things might be improved for the next generation of recruits.