Management Team

Mike Harper – Chief Executive and Director

BSc(Hons), DipM, FCIM, MIAT, MBA

Mike was appointed Chief Executive and Director for the RSTA in January 2019. Previously he worked closely with the RSTA for 8 years in a member company in various capacities as RSTA Chairman, RSTA Director and chairman or participant in numerous committees and technical groups. Mike has been in materials within the highways industry since joining Tarmac in 1989. Mike joined the RSTA following 18 years at materials specialists GCP Applied Technologies (formerly Stirling Lloyd) where he was Business Development Director (Global) and headed their highways activities. A regular speaker at conferences both in the UK and around the world, Mike has a passion for helping clients achieve the very best from highways maintenance materials and for championing innovation in the highways sector.


Kathryn McCracken – Administration Manager / PA to CEO

Kathy 2017

Kathy joined RSTA in November 2013 as Administration Manager. Kathy has extensive experience of office administration from working for over 30 years with a number of organisations including the Shropshire Chamber of Industry & Commerce, the British Industrial Fasteners Federation Training Centre and Condover College and also ran her own business for a number of years.


Nigel Haycock – Head of Assessment & Training

Nigel Haycock 2017

Nigel Haycock was appointed as Head of Training & Assessment 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 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.


Kevin Amos – RSTA Chairman 2018/19

Kevin Amos from Eurovia Specialist Treatments was elected Chairman at the 2018 AGM held at the Belfry.