Utility Week Live, 22nd - 23rd May 2018

David Latham

David Latham

highway policy and inspections manager, Kent County Council; Joint Chair of HAUC (England)

David has more than 40 years experience in Municipal and highway Engineering.

This started in 1972 when he joined Essex County Council as a trainee highway technician before moving to District Councils and municipal engineering, working on many diverse projects. In 1983 David moved to Kent, joining the Canterbury Highway Unit Projects Team delivering a variety of schemes including highway reconditioning, pedestrianisation, Seafront regeneration, Park and ride sites, and consultancy for wind power companies. Many of these projects won awards. Whilst at Canterbury he worked with Kent County Council, and The HSE on Health and safety issues particularly CDM and manual handling. In 2005 David joined Kent County Council and moved into Streetworks. Kent is the first County to implement a Permit Scheme and one of only two authorities piloting Lane Rental. David has chaired SEJAG (South East Joint Authorities Group), and joint chaired of SEHAUC (South East Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee). David is currently Joint Chair of HAUC England.


The best industry exhibition I have ever been to. Thought provoking, interesting, good networking, with a positive feel to the whole event… it was excellent!

Jacob Tompkins OBE, Managing Director, Waterwise