About Us

TOPAS Management Board comprises representatives from Department for Transport, Transport Scotland, Welsh Government, Transport N.I., Association for Road Traffic Safety and Management (ARTSM), Traffic Systems Group (TSG) and the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT).

TOPAS Board Members are voluntary and nominated by their sectors. Neither the Board nor the organisations receive funding for the management of TOPAS. Initial funding to establish TOPAS as a business entity and create the TOPAS system of registration came from Department of Transport, ADEPT and ARTSM. TOPAS is a not for profit company that is intended to be self funding.

Board Members currently:


ARTSM (ARTSM Member WG3) – David Cousins (Swarco)
ARTSM (Executive Member WG4) – Keith Manston (Yunex)
ARTSM (Executive Member WG4) – Mark Pleydell (PTC) – Company Director, TOPAS
ARTSM – (ARTSM WG4) Pete Hutchinson (AGD)

Government Representation

England – Department for Transport nominated representative
Scotland – Transport Scotland nominated representative
Northern Ireland – Transport NI nominated representative
Wales – Welsh Government nominated representative


TSG – Adrian Gray – Hampshire County Council
TSG – Brian Taylor – National Highways
TSG – Kornelis Vantuyl – Transport for London
TSG – Richard Ling – Cambridgeshire County Council – Chair, TOPAS

Appointment of Chair/Vice Chair annually on rolling programme of nomination from each sector – ARTSM TSG Gvt Rep. Appointments taken from August each year.

TOPAS Accounts


TOPAS AGM will take place virtually on 18th August 2022. If you wish to attend please notify enquiries@topasgroup.org.uk to receive an invitation. If you have a question you wish to put, please also provide this in advance to assist the Board in preparation of a considered response. Thank you.


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