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

Chris Blamey

Director

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.

Neil Rowe

Director

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.

Stuart Jones

Associate

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.

Clare Cobbold

Associate

Clare has over 17 years’ experience in the Planning industry, 13 of which within Transport Planning and Highway Engineering. Clare works for a range of private sector clients providing innovative and bespoke transport solutions for planning applications and engineering projects.

At RGP, Clare has responsibility to many clients in connection with a variety of residential, commercial and retail projects involving transport studies ranging from small Transport Technical Notes to full Transport Assessments.

When not relaxing with friends and family, Clare can be found training for her next 10km race or volunteering her time with Girlguiding UK.

Gregory Schmidt

Head of Infrastructure

Greg joined RGP in January 2020 and heads up the Infrastructure Division. Having gained significant experience over an 18-year career in Civil Engineering, Greg has worked on a number of bespoke and challenging projects, both internationally and in the UK. His involvement in a variety of different sectors, together with working in large, multi-disciplinary, high performing project teams gives Greg an exceptional insight into not only understanding the immediate needs of clients, but also the wider-reaching implications of their developments.

Greg has worked extensively within the residential, commercial and highways sectors as well as the mining and industrial sectors and his core responsibility at RGP is to provide innovative and cost-effective engineering solutions to clients from project inception at the very start of the planning process, through to project completion on site. He has an in-depth knowledge of current local and national government legislation relating to sustainable development, Flood Risk Assessments, public and private highway and drainage design, highway and drainage adoption procedures and working with Statutory Undertakers. Greg’s organisational and management skills allow him to effectively lead design teams, integrate into project teams and build long-lasting relationships with clients.

When not at home enjoying time with his family, Greg can be found training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or volunteering in the local community.

Peter Batten

Principal Consultant

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.

Ben Chimes

Principal Consultant

Ben joined RGP in 2020 and is an experienced transport planner with particular focus in development planning projects.He 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 UK.

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

Rachel Rombough

Senior Consultant

Kim Hammonds

Senior Consultant

Joe Farquharson

Consultant

Will Taylor

Consultant

Jenna Mourgue

Consultant

Darryl Heather

Principal Technician

George Ellenger

Technician

Scott Davis

CAD Technician

Saul Barlow

Engineer

Rob Westhead

Road Safety Engineer

Douglas Wicker

Research Technician

Brenda Williams

Office Manager

Philip Whatling

Accountant

Phil Anning

IT Manager

If you would like to work with us we have

the following roles available.

RGP is currently actively seeking new members to join its teams in Surrey and London. RGP offers a friendly and supportive environment with a negotiable salary and flexible benefits package. The roles currently available include:

Principal Consultant (Transport Planning) – Surrey or London

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CAD Technician / Junior Infrastructure Design Engineer – Surrey

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Senior Highway Designer –
Surrey or London

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