Thames & Chilterns Branch Honour Retiring Treasurer

October 17 2014   | Region: Thames & Chilterns

At the joint Dinner Dance in October, we bid farewell to our retiring Branch Treasurer David Hunter and honoured his contribution to CIHT throughout 50 years of membership. We presented David with a set of engraved wine glasses at the Dinner in recognition of his service, after which CIHT President David Gibby gave an address.

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David Hunter (left) receiving his gift from CIHT President David Gibby

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David Hunter (left) and his wife at the Dinner Dance

As reported in the Nov/Dec 2014 Transportation Professional, David has served on our Thames & Chilterns Branch committee since 1991 and has been Treasurer for the last eight years. After becoming a Fellow of CIHT in 1995, he was elected vice chairman of the Branch committee in 1996, before becoming chairman in 1997. He received a Certificate of Merit for his services to the Institutionin 2006, and last year became a ‘50 year Fellow’ of the Institution, with subscription fees waived for life.

David retired from his professional career in 2005 following 20 years working for consultant Peter Brett Associates (PBA). He got his start inthe industry in 1959 when he began training as an engineer at East Sussex County Council.

Mr Hunter said: “I have witnessed, and been involved in, a lot of interesting projects and have enjoyedit all, rough and smooth. Any career involved in devising practical solutions and contributing to making things happen is surely the most satisfying.”

Between 1964 and 1985 David held a number of local government highway engineering roles and moved into environmental work in thelate 1970s. He achieved Chartered Civil Engineer status in 1969 and was awarded the IHT’s Diploma in Transportation Engineering in 1978.In 1985 David joined PBA, progressing eventually to senior associate and getting involved in undertaking traffic andenvironmental assessments.PBA secured an environmental management role on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link in 1999, which saw David act as initial contract environmental manager. David also had a successful parallel career with the Territorial Army’s Royal Engineers.                                                                                                         

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