The governning structure
Officers of the group
- Chair – appointed by agreement of the regional and national Chairs and serving for an agreed term, not normally less than two years
- Vice-Chair and Chair elect – similarly appointed
- Communications Officer
- The national Chairs of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland highway authority organisations
- The Chairs, or nominated representative, of the English region organisations
- The Highways Co-Chair of HAUC(UK)
- The Chair of the Strategy and Research Group.
- Ex officio: (retired members as agreed by the Council)
- Chairs of Working Groups to report on their activities
- Plus, by invitation: representatives of other authorities as appropriate, including the Highways Agency, Network Rail, National Traffic Manager's Forum, Department for Transport and the National Street Gazetteer (NSG)
- Others, as agreed by the Governing Council.
Our relationship with HAUC(UK) and Street Works UK
JAG(UK) representatives at every level contribute to the work of the highway authorities and utilities developing efficient collaboration with utility works promoters to reduce traffic disruption from operations. JAG(UK) is represented at HAUC(UK) by the three national chairs, two English regional chairs and the JAG Chair and Vice-Chair.
The Secretary provides assistance to the Highways side of HAUC(UK) and also attends. Position papers and guidance notes adopted by the highway authorities' organisations are offered to HAUC(UK) at the equivalent organisational level, as the basis for adopting agreed guidance. Members also provide the highway side input to HAUC(UK) working groups. As well as working with the utilities on shared guidance and codes, the regional and national authority organisations contribute to dispute resolution and assist in interpreting the Codes of Practice in the real context of local operations.
Sarah is Street Works and Permitting Manager for Cambridgeshire County Council. Previously, Roadspace Management Manager for Buckinghamshire County Council, Sarah has had 20+ years working in the industry. Sarah is also JAG(UK) Strategy Group Chair, Permit Authority Group Chair and was Anglian JAG Chair for over eight years. Sarah is Highway Authority Chair on the Street Manager Governance Group.
JAG(UK) Vice Chair
Sam has gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge from his various roles within local government at Essex County Council, as well as further gaining experience from his time working as a statutory undertaker within the telecommunications industry before returning to a highway authority as a senior manager within the Growth, Highways, and Infrastructure directorate at Suffolk County Council. He currently head up the Network Assurance Business Unit which operates the wider Network Management functions within Suffolk. Sam has served as the Anglian Joint Authority Group (AJAG) Chair and Co-Chair of the Anglian HAUC since 2020.
Non-Executive Director, JAG(UK)
Phil currently holds the position of Gloucestershire's Traffic Manager and has been involved in the street works industry for a number of years. Phil is also plays a prominent role in street works both regionally and nationally being regional chair of both South West JAG and South West HAUC . Phil has also been instrumental in bringing the performance scorecard work forward and the changes to the safety and street works code of practice. Phil is keen to develop systems and working practices that help the industry.
HAMP PROJECT MANAGER - KENT COUNTY COUNCIL
David has more than 40 years experience in Municipal and Highway Engineering. This started in 1972 when he joined Essex County Council as a trainee highway technician before moving to District Councils and municipal engineering, working on many diverse projects. In 1983 David moved to Kent, joining the Canterbury Highway Unit Projects Team where he qualified as an Incorporated Engineer and became a member of the ICE. He delivered a variety of schemes including highway reconditioning, pedestrianisation, Seafront regeneration, Park and ride sites and consultancy for wind power companies. Many of these projects won awards. Whilst at Canterbury he worked with Kent County Council, and The HSE on Health and safety issues particularly CDM and manual handling. In 2005 David joined Kent County Council and moved into Streetworks. Kent is the first County to implement a Permit Scheme and one of only two authorities piloting Lane Rental. David has chaired SEJAG (South East Joint Authorities Group), and joint chaired of SEHAUC (South East Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee). David was Joint Chair of HAUC England for many years standing down in April 2022 and is currently a Non Executive director of JAG UK.