Richard Shires
Richard Shires
principal geotechnical advisor/head of geotechnics
Highways England

I am a Registered Ground Engineering Professional and with the Highways Agency, now Highways England for six and a half years.  My role as Principal Geotechnical Advisor includes that of the national team leader at the helm of a team of nine Geotechnical Advisors.

Prior to joining the Highways Agency I worked for a Ground Investigation Contractor/Consultant for thirty-one years, the last twenty five years as Technical Director of the Consultancy arm of the group responsible for the group technical output.