Andrew Boyle Associates Ltd

Independent Transport Consultancy

Andrew Boyle
Andrew graduated from Cambridge University with an honours degree in Mechanical Sciences in 1967. He qualified as a chartered civil engineer after spells on site with Tarmac and Sir Owen Williams and Partners folowed by design experience in the Bridges Design Office of the Warwickshire County Council Sub Unit of the Midland Road Construction Unit. He has spent his long career mainly in the planning, design, construction and management of roads and bridges, in the course of which he has contributed to a number of innovative projects and policies which at the time required considerable negotiating and persuasive skills at many levels, such as the introduction of contra-flow traffic management for motorway road works, variable speed limits on motorways and their enforcement, permit schemes for works in the highway by utility companies and highway authorities and the drafting of primary and secondary legislation.

He is experienced in the planning of new developments and in co-ordinating the efforts of engineers, planners, construction companies, senior officials and external bodies.

He is also experienced in working overseas on World Bank and EU funded projects as well as for other consultants.

He has shown considerable ability to pick up, contribute to and forward new areas of policy development and seeing them to conclusion and also in challenging and reviewing existing policies.

Andrew is a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and member of the Executive Committee of the World Road Association UK.
After his training and a short time working in the design office of R M Douglas Ltd, Andrew joined the then Department of the Environment in the office of the Regional Controller Roads in Birmingham. Here he worked in a variety of jobs including managing the work of local authorities as Trunk Road Agents, as well as managing the early major motorway refurbishment programme.

He then moved on to project manage major road schemes in the East Midlands, including the A42 Birmingham to Nottingham route, when he gained experience for the first time of taking such schemes through Public Inquiry, A50 Stoke-Derby as well as schemes under construction such as A6 Chapel-en-le-Frith Bypass and A46 Lincoln Relief Road. Moving to London he took over the project management of 2 major schemes on the A406 North Circular Road.

Promoted to Superintending Engineer he first worked in Highways Computing Division as Head of Software development before moving back to London to work in Engineering Policy Division of the Chief Highway Engineer's command. Here he was responsible for policy on Innovative traffic control systems such as the M25 Controlled Motorways and HOV lanes, Value for Money and Risk Management, Health and Safety, European and International affairs and quality management. He had 2 spells as Head of Division.

Since 26 June 1997 he has been Director of his own consultancy practice, Andrew Boyle Associates Ltd.