Trevor Hodgson (F) Policy and planning manager, Kirklees Highways Service I have been Territorial Member for the last two years, and am chair of the careers panel. This is the first stage of my desire to raise awareness and the profile of civil engineering in society in general.
My professional interest is in transport policy and I can input 'grass roots' thinking to the transport debate in the long process of persuading the public to reduce travel demand.
Within the massive transport agenda, I should like to see the Institution play a major role in the Government's 10 year plan to reduce road casualties as part of a wide health and safety improvement aim.
Philip Redfern (M) Retired I believe that the role of territorial representative on Council is crucial in encouraging and maintaining contact and communication between the membership at large, which is truly 'the Institution', and our headquarters organisation at Great George Street.
Despite significant developments in the fields of telecommunications, the internet or indeed New Civil Engineer, most members only see the Institution in action by attending locally organised lecture meetings, seminars or training courses.
If elected I would strive to ensure the views and aspirations of Yorkshire members are reflected in the work of Council and the Institution as a whole.
Paul Simpson (F) Former general manager, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council I am a former member of Council and a present member of the Board of the Association of Municipal Engineers.
As a member of Council I was a leader in the drive to make the Institution more inclusive.
I would continue actively to support further reforms, particularly embracing new communications technology. I would endeavour to make the Institution more relevant to the majority of members and make it more than just a qualifying body.
I will be an active and enthusiastic member of Council and will ensure that the views of members of the Yorkshire Association are well represented.