Meet The Team

We have a team of dedicated highways professionals that collectively cover a broad range of skills and expertise in the highways and planning sectors. With a close-knit team that works together across all projects, we feel that we can boast a level of collaboration and integration that simply is not achievable within larger organisations. This team ethic is fostered by our two Directors, Andy and Tony, who between them oversee and manage every project that we undertake. We feel that our size enables us to maintain a close working relationship amongst our team, whilst also being able to tackle large projects on a regional, national and even international scale. Here's a brief introduction to our team:

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Tony Kirby


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Tony is an incorporated Engineer with over 25 years highways experience. He is a keen Hull City AFC fan and enjoys playing football, cricket and can often be found cycling on the muddy trails within the East Riding. Tony was born in Hull and has lived locally all his life. He also runs his sons football team.  

Tony is currently President of the Institute of Highway Engineers and has made a significant contribution to the profession on a national level. Tony is a registered Road Safety Auditor and leads the majority of the company’s Transport Assessment Work.

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Andy Mayo


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Andy worked in a variety of public sector traffic and transport roles before co-forming Local Transport Projects with Tony in 2004. Since then he has been involved in a wide range of projects for private and public sector clients.

Andy leads on the company's Quietway cycle route work in London and presents on the Institute of Highway Engineers Cycling Infrastructure Planning & Design Professional Certificate course. He is experienced in Transport Assessment and development work and is a Fellow of the Society of Road Safety Auditors.

Outside of work Andy enjoys all types of cycling, especially mountain biking and is also a keen motorcyclist. He enjoys spending time resurrecting his old VW camper and trying to outwit his Bassett Hounds.

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Nigel Wilson

Technical Director


Nigel joined Local Transport Projects in May 2016 as a Technical Director to support both delivery of projects and business development. He is a senior transportation professional specialising in local transport network improvement schemes that support local connectivity, economic growth, social inclusion and environmental betterment. His technical experience encompasses the full spectrum of local transport network optimisation and demand management solutions including bus priority, Bus Rapid Transit, cycling, walking, traffic control, ITS, traffic regulation and parking. Nigel’s 30+ years successful delivery to local transport authorities throughout the UK and internationally provides him with comprehensive skills across the whole project lifecycle from strategy development through assessment, appraisal and business case to preliminary/detailed design and construction. 

Born and brought up in Driffield, East Yorkshire Nigel has recently migrated south to Beverley. Despite having a fuller figure Nigel is an enthusiastic athlete. He is also a keen supporter of Cancer Research and Martin House Childrens Hospice charities and can be often found torturing himself in support of these causes at various swimming, cycling and running events throughout the year.

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Karl Wigglesworth

Principal Highway Engineer

BEng(Hons) FIHE

Karl graduated from Sheffield University in 1980 with an honours degree in Civil and Structural Engineering. Since then he has gained over 33 years experience designing, supervising and constructing highway, public open space and drainage schemes.

Having played rugby union for over 25 years he is now too frail to play but is a vice president of Hull Ionians where he still supports and enjoys the social side of the game. He also enjoys horse riding but is mainly reduced to the role of groom for his wife.

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Peter Shepherd

Senior Consultant


Pete has over 30 years experience in the Road Safety Engineering field and in the first stages to his career started in the design and construction of major roads and bridgeworks. He was the former chair of ICE Branch Committees on both banks of the Humber and was previously a member of Regional and National Casualty Reduction Working Groups, Regionally and Nationally.  

After retiring from the Post of Traffic Manager with North Lincolnshire Council, Pete has since carried out part-time local consultancy work. Away from work, Pete’s interests include researching local/family history, walking and more gentler forms of physical exercise. 

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Eric Wragg

Senior Consultant


Eric has had around 40 years’ experience in traffic engineering and transportation planning working within several local authorities within the Yorkshire and Humber region.  He has however specialised in road safety engineering and road safety audit latterly and is a Member of the Society of Road Safety Auditors and over the years has carried out several hundred road safety audits, usually as team leader. Eric has recently been awarded the Road Safety Audit Certificate of Competency which permits him to take part in road safety audits on the Trans European Road Network and trunk roads and motorways with the United Kingdom.

Eric’s hobbies include walking, cycling, swimming, cooking, gardening and drinking the occasional glass of red wine.  His overriding passion however is music, being an accomplished guitar player; before embarking on a traffic engineering career Eric was a full time professional musician for a few years performing all over the UK and Europe; he still plays occasionally today.

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Rhurie Lees

Principal Highway Designer


Rhurie joined the team from Hull City Council. During his time there Rhurie developed a keen interest in Highway Maintenance and Highway Design whilst obtaining his HNC and HND in Civil Engineering. During his years in the industry he has designed, implemented and supervised a wide variety of highway and traffic schemes and has progressed to the role of Principal Highway Designer with LTP.

Outside of work he is an avid sports fan whilst also enjoying exploring and visiting European Cities to find the cheapest beer prices on the continent.


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Colin Whisker

Senior Engineer


Professional Qualifications:

  • HNC Civil Engineering – Humberside University
  • BTEC Diploma Civil Engineering – Hull College
  • Member of The Institution of Highways and Transportation (MIHT)
  • Member of The Institution of Highway Engineers (MIHE)

Career Summary:

Jan 2006 to present Senior Engineer, Local Transport Projects Ltd.
2000 to 2006 Engineer, Hull City Council
1996 to 2000 Transportation Technician, Hull City Council
1991 to 1996 Traffic Management Officer, Humberside County Council
1987 to 1991 Career Grade Technician, Humberside County Council

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Ryan Penn

Senior Engineer


Ryan joined LTP Ltd in June2006 and is a Senior Engineer within the company, based in our Manchester office. He has particular expertise in the development planning field and has worked with private and public organisations of all sizes on a nationwide basis to deliver effective transport planning solutions as part of the planning process. Ryan has formed a key part of project teams that have secured planning approval at residential, employment, education, healthcare, retail and industrial sites across the country.

Ryan is committed to his profession, taking an active role within the local branch of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and was also highly commended at the Yorkshire and Humber Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) Young Professional of the Year Award in 2009. On his way to obtaining the IHE Professional Certificate in Highway Development Control, Ryan obtained the highest ever recorded marks within three of the four study modules. Cricket, music and supporting Hull City are Ryan’s main interests outside of the workplace.

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Steve Windass

Head of Transport Planning

BSc(Hons) MSc(Eng) CEng FIHE MCIHT

Steve leads our team of excellent transport planning professionals in successfully delivering projects for a large variety of development projects, from new homes and offices, to atypical schemes such as a blue light facility and a major castle/leisure resort. Joining LTP in 2008 with a degree in Mathematics and following a few years working at a Cambridge-based transport consultancy, Steve has grown his career with LTP. His experience ranges from producing Transport Assessments, Travel Plans and Highway Feasibility Appraisals, to research projects and representation at public consultations, planning committees and appeals.

Steve is committed to the transport planning industry as a member of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT). Steve graduated from the world-renowned Institute for Transport Studies (ITS, Leeds University) in 2014 with an MSc(Eng) in Transport Planning & Engineering. His dissertation topic explored when priority T-junctions should include ghost island provision. Away from the office Steve enjoys a mix of sport, music, film and travel, all to the soundtrack of classic rock tunes (and a little bit of hip hop!).

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Jack Hearnshaw

Senior Transport Planner


Originally from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Jack moved to East Yorkshire in 2010 to go to Hull University. At University Jack studied Geography, where he specialised in historical and transport geography. The work he did involving transport included looking at public transport networks in cities and how more sustainable travel can be encouraged. Throughout his time at University he also volunteered with the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) as a ‘Geography Ambassador’, which involved working in schools to encourage students to take up geography/talking about careers that geography can lead them to.  

Jack came to LTP in July 2013 as a 3 month Intern, and in October 2013 became a full time member of the team. He has been heavily involved in a number of projects during his time at LTP including; Get Moving Goole and Aire and Calder cycling/walking feasibility study. Jack was thrown in at the deep end when he started at LTP and since then he has gone on to develop his knowledge and skills further in all areas of transport and civil engineering.  

Outside of work he enjoys travelling and visiting new places, attending live music concerts/festivals and he even enjoys cooking!

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Mike Raynor

Senior Transport Planner


Mike Raynor joined the LTP team in October 2014, arriving from a Manchester-based transport planning consultancy. Mike’s main interests primarily focus on development planning, traffic forecasting and junction modelling. He has been involved in a variety of projects during his time as a Transport Planner playing a key role in project teams that have secured planning approval for a variety of projects.

Mike studied Geography at the University of Hull and graduated in 2011. His dissertation for which he obtained a first, provided an assessment on the effectiveness of Regional Development Agencies in providing urban regeneration within UK cities.

Outside of work he is a season ticket holder at Hull City AFC and enjoys playing football, badminton, running and drinking beer. 

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Chris Wilkinson

Transport Planner


Chris joined LTP in November 2016 on a 3 month internship after graduating from the University of Hull with a degree in Geography, and has subsequently become a permanent member of the team. Chris has settled in quickly and has worked on a variety of exciting projects. He has gained experience in many areas of the business and has been involved as part of a team producing travel plans, transport assessments and road safety audits. He has also become proficient at carrying out vehicle swept path analysis using CAD. 

Outside of the workplace Chris is a keen runner and has competed at a local, regional and national level. He enjoys spending his weekends with friends, competing in athletics or watching his boyhood football team Darlington.

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Sam Lapish

Highway & Traffic Engineer


Originally from Goole, East Yorkshire, Sam studied Geography at Hull University and graduated in 2017, joining LTP as an intern for a period of 3 months. At university, Sam focussed on developing GIS skills, contributing to the Hullfire student newspaper and playing for the university football team. 

Away from work, Sam enjoys a variety of sports including cycling and snooker, but his main interest lies in football. He is an avid supporter of Hull City AFC both home and away, and can also be found playing regularly for his local Sunday League team.

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Eamonn Tuton

Transport Planner

BSc(Hons) MSc

Eamonn studied Geography (BSc) at the University of Hull, graduating in July 2015. He also studied a Masters in Renewable Energy (MSc) at the University of Hull, graduating in January 2017. Following this, Eamonn worked as an Intern for the Faculty of Science and Engineering Department at the University of Hull. He then joined Local Transport Projects in July 2017 as a 3 month intern.

Outside of work Eamonn enjoys swimming, hiking and video games or can be found helping out on his family’s farm.

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George Robinson

Senior Traffic & Highway Engineer

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George joined the LTP team in December 2018 after working at North Lincolnshire Council. During his time at the Council he gained experience working on a wide variety of traffic and road safety projects whilst also gaining experience in project management and traffic signal maintenance, design and operation. He is currently studying in the final year of a BSc (Hons) Degree in Civil Engineering at Nottingham Trent University on a part time basis.

Outside of work George has a keen interested in a number of different sports, especially football, fishing and golf.

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Clare Shepherd

Technical Assistant


Clare joined LTP in January 2016, from a background working in the voluntary sector, and with a strong interest in psychology, sociology and the behaviour and organisation of people. She enjoys a supporting role in helping to bring projects together; assisting as needed with research, administration, data presentation, and the day-to-day smooth running of LTP.

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Sabina Gelan

Technical Assistant

BA Business and Marketing Degree
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Sabina graduated BA Business and Marketing at the University of Hull in 2018. She joined the LTP team in August 2017 as a Technical Assistant. She supports the smooth administration of the business and also helps in marketing LTP.

Out of work she loves sport (tennis, volleyball), shopping and traveling. Nothing is better for her than a good adventure.

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Max Hall

Apprentice CAD & Engineering Technician


Max joined in September 2017 as an Apprentice CAD and Engineering Technician. He is keen to develop skills within this sector of engineering design. After studying Law, Psychology and Business Studies at A-Level, Max decided to pursue a career that would fulfill his future in the engineering industry and his passion for computers. Whilst working at LTP, Max will go on to study and achieve an Engineering Design and Draughtsperson NVQ3 and further progress on to a HNC in Civil Engineering.

He enjoys his sports and fitness outside of work and you will probably see him at the gym or football pitch if not at work.

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Annabel Carrick

Transport Planner

BSc (Hons) Physical Geography

 Annabel joined the team as a Graduate Transport Planner in September 2018 after graduating from the University of Hull in July 2018 with a 2:1 in BSc(Hons) Physical Geography. She has recently progressed to a permanent Transport Planner position with LTP after an initial 3-month internship. Annabel is looking forward to developing her skills in Transport Planning.

Outside of the workplace, Annabel loves travelling and going to festivals. Annabel also enjoys supporting local rugby team Hull F.C.


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Ethan O'Loughlin

Transport Planner

MSc Renewable Energy
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Ethan graduated from Hull University with a 2:1 BSc in Geography in July 2017, before going on to complete an MSc in Renewable Energy at the University of Hull. He worked on modules including Advanced GIS and a Professional Consultancy Project which he completed at Local Transport Projects on changing transport policies in view of sustainable mobility and electric powered two-wheelers and e-bikes. After completing an 3-month internship with LTP he became a permanent member of the team in December 2018.

Outside of the workplace he enjoys playing the piano, going to the gym and playing football. He is also a huge fan of travelling and music festivals and usually goes to at least one new country and one new festival a year!