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Seven facts about... Richard Wakelin, CEO, National Joint Utilities Group

1 Wakelin also works for EDF Energy Networks as head of Street Works.

2 His role at the National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG) is to represent utility companies on street works issues. NJUG's aim is to promote best practice, safety, quality and coordination of streetworks. It also represents utilities in discussions with the government and other bodies about streetworks.

3 He also chairs the Energy Networks Association Street Works Group.

4 Before joining EDF Wakelin held a series of senior management posts at EDF Energy Networks.

5 At EDF his job is to improve compliance with the New Roads and Steetworks Act 1991 and to implementat the 2004 Traffic Management Act.

6 Wakelin is married with two sons and enjoys cycling and sailing.

7 He has recently done a London to Paris cycle ride for the NCH charity.

Going Places
 Halcrow has appointed Jamie Baxter as regional director for Edinburgh. Baxter is currently project director for the £45M joint venture development of the new West Lothian Civic Centre. Since joining Halcrow's property business group in 2002, he has led multi-disciplinary teams on a variety of projects in sectors as diverse as land development, residential, commercial and schools.

 Pell Frischmann has appointed Paul Coupe as an associate director of its Bristol office. Coupe joins from British Waterways where he was engineering manager for its the south west regional office. Coupe has almost 20 years experience in the water and maritime engineering industries.

 John Mooney (right) has been appointed as Mouchel Parkman's technical director for public transport. His remit includes helping clients improve local bus and rail services and providing a coherent and integrated approach to transport across local authority boundaries and across different transport modes. He was previously a director at
public rail passenger watchdog Passenger Focus. Mouchel Parkman has also made Nick Helps as divisional manager of its west and midlands transport planning division. Helps has 18 years transport planning experience in the public and private sectors and joins from Buro Happold where he was an associate.

 John Connolly is the new information director at Tube Lines. He will be responsible for managing information across all Tube Lines activities and for the information technology that captures, organises and presents data. Before he was divisional chief information officer for Thames Water and American Water.

 BMT Fluid Mechanics has
appointed Dr Volker Buttgereit as managing director. He takes over from Steve Rowe who retires in March next year.

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