Awards 2019
The Guildhall, London
23 January 2019
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Judges

A high-profile judging panel combined knowledge and expertise in fleet management from London to New York. 

Keith Kerman Deputy commissioner and chief fleet officer City of New York

Commissioner at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) and New York City’s first Chief Fleet Officer. Keith is an agency lead for Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities in NYC and is currently spearheading a series of safety initiatives for the city’s fleet. New York City has the largest municipal fleet in the United States with over 30,000 vehicles, 80,000 fleet operators, and more than 2,000 staff engaged in fleet operations and servicing. It also has one of the greenest fleets in the nation, with more than 17,000 vehicles operating on some type of alternative fuel including hybrids, electric, compressed natural gas, and biodiesel.

Eric Richardson Deputy Fleet Officer City of New York

Eric Richardson first entered the world of fleet in 2002 via the information technology side managing NYC’s first citywide fleet management system. He coordinated special projects including working on the upgrade of the citywide fleet management system, the citywide replacement of fuel cards for over 12,000 vehicles and 24/7 fueling with the National Guard after Superstorm Sandy. As a member of the Vision Zero Task Force,Eric is continuing work on the largest municipal roll-out of truck side guards, a robust vehicle telematics program, and ensuring that all of the city’s non-emergency authorised drivers have taken the New York State authorised defensive driving program.

Vince Dignam Business Performance Manager City of London Corporation

Vince has been in the transport industry for over 30 years. His main duties involve coordinating the cleansing, waste and transport contracts for the City of London. He is the ‘O’ licence holder for the City of London and responsible for the implementation of the Corporate Transport Policy.

Vince is a member of CILT, a member of CIWM, a Carmen Liveryman and Freeman of the City of London.

Since 2008, he has been involved with the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS) and was one of the first local authorities to gain gold accreditation. Vince is part of the of the FORS Governance group (GSAG) and in 2017 became Chairman of the FORS Executive Group. He is also a CLOCS Champion promoting work-related Road Risk Strategy.

Arend Mouton Group Fleet Manager Wates Construction

Arend started work at City of London Police in 2002 and became the Fleet Manager in November 2006. He is a chartered member of CILT and recently became a Freeman of The City of London.

Arend is also Secretary for the National Association of Police Fleet Managers (NAPFM) and involved in its Strategic Development Group. He has been at the forefront of emergency vehicle engineering and procurement: exchanging specifications and best value outcomes to standardise vehicle specificationsand aggregating buyingvolumes.

Arend also heads up two purchasing groups using innovative procurement methodology, such as life cycle based e-auctions and a whole life cost assessment ,whilst reducing the maximum permissible CO2 emissions from those vehicles considered for procurement.

Phil Clifford Independent Transport Consultant
Ann-Marie Knegt Editor of LAPV and Fire and Rescue magazines
Keith Bottomley Chairman Projects Committee, Policy & Resources City of London Corporation
Kate Cairns Founder Cairns Consultancy

Kate has spent two decades in the construction sector instigating and driving new standards in sustainability (CEEQUAL) and construction logistics safety (CLOCS). She is a professional speaker and consultant specialising in safe, sustainable, and responsible business practises.

A Chartered Civil Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and a member of ICE Council, Kate chairs the ICE fairness inclusion and respect (FIR) panel and sits on the editorial panel for the journal of Engineering Sustainability. She is a member of the Professional Speaking Association.

In 2018, Kate was awarded WES/Telegraph Top 50 Women Engineer (2018) in recognition of the success of her See Me Save Me campaign to reduce HGV danger and improve off-site safety culture, and has become known as a game-change in this field.