Keith Brett MinstLM , Contracts Director of Kiely Bros Limited, one of the UK’s leading Independent Surface Treatments provider for a one-stop shop solution for Preparatory works, Surface Dressing, Encapsulation , Microsurfacing, Slurry Surfacing, Retread and Road Marking capabilities, all in-house with the most modern fleet in the UK, became Chair of the Road Surface Treatments Association ( RSTA ) in April 2022.
Keith has been involved with the Road Surface Dressing Association (RSDA) in its initial form and the RSTA since 2008 and is Sector Chair of the Slurry Microsurfacing Committee and an Executive Committee stalwart, who has been involved in many other committees including the Safety, Health & Environmental (SHE), Surface Dressing, High Friction Surfacing (HFS) and in producing Codes of Practice (CoP) documents such as the Guidance Document for Temporary Traffic Management at Surface Dressing sites over the past 20 + years.
He has been involved in the highway maintenance industry for over 30 years having worked for a variety of Surface Treatment companies over the years settling with the family run business of Mike Kiely’s in 2007 to present day for both father and son, also named Mike.
He is widely known in the industry to Local Authorities , Clients, Suppliers and Technical Committees, having begun in this Industry in a Technical Capacity in the early days and progressed thereafter from the ground up.
Keith is passionate about the Surface Treatments business and has spoken on the subject both internally for staff , externally for Clients and for the RSTA at various forums and presentations, recognising that a wider understanding of these important cost effective and sustainable preventative maintenance treatments is paramount for the UK Network.
Paul Boss was appointed to the position of the Chief Executive and Director of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) on 1st July 2020.
Paul has over 30 years’ experience within local authority highways and since 2005 was the Highway Asset Manager looking after strategic, tactical and operational highway asset management in Staffordshire.
He joined Amey in 2014 as part of the Staffordshire County Council/Amey Infrastructure+ Strategic Highway Partnership and managed the teams responsible for the design of structural, preventative and structures schemes within the Partnership.
Paul is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Highway Engineers, Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and Member of the Institute of Asset Management. He is Vice Chair of the UK Asset Management Board and was Chair of the Midland Service Improvement Group Asset Management Task Group.
Rory O’Connor was appointed Chief Technical Officer for the RSTA in April 2020.
Rory has held senior business management roles in quarrying and asphalt production, mastic asphalt production, asphalt surfacing, high friction surfacing, road marking, road surface dressing binder production, road surface dressing and other various road surface treatment contracting operations, including tendering, financial, operational risk and performance analysis.
Rory is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, Fellow of the Institute of Highway Engineers, Fellow of the Institute of Asphalt Technology and Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying and a participant in numerous BSI, CEN, Product Acceptance Scheme (PAS) and RSTA committees and technical groups for many years.
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Nigel Haycock was appointed as Head of Assessment & Training for RSTA in 2017. Nigel is based in Staffordshire having previously worked for Kier. He is a fully qualified and highly experienced trainer/assessor and also an IQA. Nigel previously worked for Telford College teaching and assessing apprentices in Construction Operations and Highways Maintenance and prior to that worked for Stafford Borough Council for a number of years as a supervisor dealing with labour, materials, plant and contracts.
Nigel is a Member of the Institute of Asphalt Technology.
Sarah returned to the team in April 2019. Working in finance and administration in the manufacturing, steel industry, retail, and education sectors, she lead the office team at a charity for alternative education before joining the RSTA team. Based in the office with Katie, Sarah brings a strong skill set, always striving to put the customer first.