HAMP Series 45 - Playing the Long Game - Wigan

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Event summary

Playing the Long Game - Taking a Strategic View of Highway Network Asset Management.

Globally there has been heightened attention given to climate change, and in the UK we have seen school pupils striking to get their message across as well as the rise of the extinction rebellion campaign.

Whatever you think of those campaigns, the pressure to take action is increasing, and earlier this year the UK Government made a new commitment to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 - the most ambitious target in the world.

At this event, we will be exploring how this will be affecting highway asset management in both the short and long term.


17 September 2019
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 15:00


Mercure Wigan Oak Hotel
Orchard Street
Greater Manchester
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Standard price

£375.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£250.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Last year, transport contributed approximately a third of all emissions in the UK.  Facing such significant challenges, what does this mean for highway authorities and their infrastructure in the short, medium and long term? 

To what extent might these issues impact on network requirements, asset portfolio, decision making processes and future funding?

We will be exploring these issues in our September series of events.


  • Asset management
  • / Central government
  • / Efficiency
  • / Financial management
  • / Local government
  • / Medium term planning
  • / Performance improvement and policy
  • / Risk management
  • / Sustainability
  • / Transport
  • / Value for money

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Speaker - Chris Brain, Associate, CIPFA Property

Chris Brain

Chris Brain is an FRICS qualified surveyor and a CIPFA Property Associate. Chris delivers training for CIPFA’s Strategic Assets Network, Property Training Network and Highway Asset Management Network, as well as advising on asset management and asset valuation issues throughout the UK and undertaking a range of related consultancy and in house training.

Speaker - Jane Lowrie MRICS

Jane Lowrie

Jane is a chartered surveyor with over 35 years’ experience in the property industry. For the past fifteen years, she has focused on the development and implementation of strategic asset management within the public sector. Jane worked for CIPFA as a Property Advisor for over seven years and is now working as a CIPFA Associate delivering professional training and consultancy work to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness in the way public sector land and buildings are managed. During 2017/18, she worked for the ESFA providing technical advice on the Capital Efficiency and Capability Programme, in particular in the development of the Good Estate Management for Schools guidance.