Proven expertise across the development spectrum

Meet Our Team

RGP’s team is our greatest asset and at the heart of what we do, combining specialists in all areas providing an unparalleled service

Director

Chris Blamey

Chris has over 23 years’ experience in the Civil Engineering, Highway and Transport Planning industry including being called as expert witness for a range of projects. Chris is responsible to many private and public sector clients in connection with a variety of development projects often involving complex transport studies ranging from small developments to major urban extensions.

Chris is a guide runner and athletics coach and enjoys Parkrun and walking his dog at the weekends.

Director

Neil Rowe

Neil has over 18 years’ experience in the Transport Planning and Highway consultancy industry and
has been involved in some significant development schemes in the UK, with particular experience of
working on constrained development proposals within Central London. Such proposals often come
with operational challenges to end users with a specific focus on parking issues, transport logistics
and servicing strategies.

In his spare time Neil enjoys spending time with his family and cycling in the Surrey Hills with the local cycling club.

Associate Director

Stuart Jones

Stuart has over 15-years experience in the transport planning industry having joined RGP in 2004 as a transport planning graduate and progressing through to an Associate level, which sees him manage transport planning projects across a broad spectrum of developments, including residential, retail, commercial, leisure, healthcare, education, mixed-use and strategic level projects. Having worked across all areas of the business, Stuart is experienced in all aspects of transport planning with a particular passion for the transport planning design strategy. With a design-led background, Stuart is well-versed with design standards and is able to progress schemes from a preliminary scheme through to detailed design.

Stuart is a long-standing player at this local football club and enjoys an active lifestyle.

Technical Director

Debby Booth

Debby is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in design on rail, aviation and highway engineering projects, specialising in drainage in the UK and overseas, covering contractor, client and consultant roles.

She is an enthusiastic and experienced Technical Director, who can communicate and translate complex problems in a way that is engaging and easily understood, leading to effective decision-making, influencing multiple disciplines within engineering infrastructure projects.

Her personal values enable her to support the team; promoting development and a strong team ethos with accountability. Debby leads by example, valuing honesty and using her knowledge and expertise of the team for the greater good.

Her strategy is to grow our capability to undertake highway and infrastructure design projects whilst specialising in sustainable and net-zero designs.

When not at work, Debby can be found indulging in her other passions of showing her horse Lupin and racing her whippet Posie.

Associate

Peter Batten

Pete joined RGP in 2012 and has been instrumental in the growth of the London Office. He has a broad experience of development types and has had notable successes in the Hotel and Leisure field, leading on projects within London and throughout the rest of the UK.

Outside of the office Pete likes to stay active playing football, running and recently qualified as a PADI scuba diver.

Associate

Ben Chimes

Since joining RGP, Ben has made a significant contribution to the growth of the business through his management of numerous projects for his diverse client base. With particular focus in development planning, Ben has strong experience in supporting development proposals from initial feasibility through to post consent consultancy. Ben has worked on behalf of both private and public sector clients on schemes including residential, commercial, faith institutions, leisure, education, defence and mixed used developments throughout the United Kingdom.

In September 2021 Ben was elected as a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (FCIHT). Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is conferred upon those with proven ability who have made a significant contribution to the Transport Planning profession.

Ben is also registered by the CIHT as a Chartered Transport Planning Professional (CTPP).

Outside work Ben enjoys running, hiking, tennis and five-a-side football.

Principal Consultant

James Colston

James has over three years’ experience in the Development and Transport Planning sector and is a member of the CIHT. Based in RGP’s London office, James joined the company in June 2021 and has since gained a wealth of experience in managing and delivering projects across the development spectrum for both public and private sector clients.

James has strong technical abilities which he regularly uses to support high-quality deliverables, including GIS and quantitative data analysis. James is proficient in producing and reviewing key reports such as Transport Assessments / Statements, Travel Plans and Construction Management Plans, and has an in-depth knowledge of pertinent policy documents such as The London Plan and National Planning Policy Framework.

Outside of work, James is a long-suffering Arsenal fan and enjoys playing squash, running and travelling.

Technician

George Ellenger

George has over 12 years’ experience in the Transport Planning industry, having joined RGP in 2010. He has worked on a broad range of projects over the company’s history and is well-versed on CAD standards and their application on transport infrastructure and design strategies. He also has additional experience in traffic surveying, data collection and analysis.

Outside of work, George enjoys walking in the Surrey Hills, going to the gym and has a keen interest in films and gaming.

Senior Consultant

Joe Farquharson

Joe is an experienced member of the RGP team having joined in 2014 from the Leeds Institute for Transport Studies. He is based in the company’s London office and has led transport planning projects across a broad spectrum of developments, with a depth of knowledge in the residential, commercial, industrial and hospitality sectors.

Outside of the office, Joe is a keen musician and has a passion for creating prog rock compositions. He also enjoys travelling, art, film and is regrettably a Tottenham fan.

Engineer

Tajol Gill

Tajol graduated from Coventry University with a Civil and Environmental Engineering degree. With a love for sustainability, she has gained experience in the drainage sector since graduating in 2021. Working on a range of projects with both foul and surface water, she continues to develop her knowledge of sustainable engineering practices. At RGP, Tajol has also gained experience with highways and working with clients on private and public schemes. She contributes her ideas to the team in any way she can.

Tajol enjoys baking, running, and doing yoga in her spare time.

Graduate Consultant

Sam Hardwill

Sam is a Graduate Consultant at RGP having completed a MSc in Transport Planning and Engineering and BA (Hons) in Geography and Planning. Sam’s education has enabled him to assist in a number of complex projects through putting his taught education into real world application, supporting wide and varied developments across the country. Sam benefits from strong report writing skills and a passion for critical thinking to ensure good outcomes for clients and RGP alike. Sam consciously strives for the delivery of ‘people-centred’ and ‘climate-focused’ outcomes.

Outside of work, Sam enjoys walking and swimming and is an avid follower of Formula One.

Principal Technician

Darryl Heather

Darryl joined RGP in 2018 and has over 23 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors of the Transport Planning industry. His main role includes the use of AutoCAD to produce technical drawings along with vehicle tracking software to provide swept path analysis and design software for the creation of standard and bespoke road sign drawings.

Away from work, Darryl enjoys spending time with his family, watching football and films.

Graduate Consultant

Timothy King

Tim joined RGP as a Graduate Consultant in September 2023 following his BA Geography Degree at the University of Southampton. Since joining RGP, he has fully engaged in his new role applying the plethora of knowledge and skills he has gained throughout his education into report writing, GIS, and building relations with clients and colleagues.

Since joining, Tim has begun drafting a range of reports, such as Transport Statements, Travel Plans, Construction Management Plans, to name a few. Tim is really enjoying learning the different areas of the Transport Planning industry, delving into the complexities that arise during the working day.

Outside of work, Tim enjoys walking, cycling and spending time with family and friends.

Office Manager

Kelly Milbank

Kelly is our Office Manager, having joined RGP in May 2022.

The Office Management Team ensures the smooth running of our offices, organises internal and external events and supports the teams.

Since joining, Kelly has spearheaded the post-Covid renovations of our Godalming office and the relocation of our London office. In addition to office operations, she is involved with various department functions including Finance, HR, Marketing, IT and Project Teams.

Outside of work, Kelly can be found spending time with her family and friends, she enjoys walking, reading books and booking holidays!

Engineering Technician

Hugh Mupfigo

Hugh has over four years’ experience in the Highways Infrastructure sector helping deliver various transport projects from preliminary to the construction stage. The schemes include Section S278 and Private works. Hugh has worked beside senior colleagues on both high and low-valued projects under varying positions from grassroots level engineering. Hugh has a well-rounded understanding of project constraints and can communicate and negotiate well on various levels working towards a beneficial outcome for the project and future relationships.

Hugh enjoys art, muay thai and cycling to keep fit.

Senior Engineer

Adam O’Hagan

As an experienced Civil Engineer with six years of industry experience in both Australia and the United Kingdom, Adam has developed a strong skill set in highway and drainage design, utilising a vast array of software. Throughout his career, Adam has demonstrated proficiency in project management, problem-solving, and technical analysis. Adam has made contributions to projects ranging from small to large residential developments up to 4,000 dwellings, as well as commercial and industrial developments. He has also been a mentor to several colleagues within the company to assist in advancing the skills of all the team, and ensure quality is consistent across the board.

In addition to his work in Civil Engineering, Adam is an avid traveller, having visited numerous countries and experienced a variety of cultures. Adam is passionate about mountain hiking, which allows him to challenge himself physically while enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors. Adam also enjoys photography and has a YouTube travel channel, which enables him to capture and share the unique moments and perspectives that he encounters on his travels and encourage others to seek travel to destinations outside of a tourist’s radar. Adam is also currently undertaking a Master’s Degree to further broaden his skillset.

Senior Consultant

Rachel Rombough

With over 16 years’ experience in Transport Planning, 12 of which have been at RGP, Rachel has a wide experience of Transport Planning tasks from fee proposal to planning application submission and beyond, supporting a variety of projects across the UK of differing scales and land uses. Rachel is the subject matter expert for all aspects of travel planning, promoting the benefits associated with reducing reliance on the private car and achieving behaviour change and carbon reduction targets. Recently, Rachel has been awarded Chartered Member status of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT).

Of a weekend, Rachel enjoys family trips out in the campervan.

Consultant

Ben Taylor

Ben joined RGP after working for a private multi-disciplinary consultancy in Bristol for nearly 2 years, having worked for private clients on a wide range of residential, commercial retail and mixed-use schemes across the country. He has gained valuable experience in report writing, QGIS, AutoCAD and using TRACC software for 20-minute city analysis. Using this experience Ben works on a number of projects assisting in the production of Transport Statements/Assessments, Travel Plans and Construction Management Plans and is enjoying collaborative working and developing client relationships.

Outside of work, Ben enjoys swimming, squash and reading in his spare time as well as getting back to the west country whenever he can to see family and friends.

Principal Consultant

Will Taylor

Will joined RGP in 2015 and has acquired experience in a range of transport planning projects across a broad spectrum of developments. Will manages and delivers transport planning projects across a broad range of disciplines with a particular focus on the preparation of detailed Transport Assessments / Statements and other technical reports. Will is also proficient with several junction modelling software tools having become a specialist within RGP.

Outside of work, Will can usually be found on the golf course where he holds a handicap of 5 and enjoys participating in many amateur events across the UK.

Accountant

Philip Whatling

Finance Manager

Brenda Williams

Whilst we are not currently advertising for any specific role, we are always interested in hiring talent to join our team.