About Us

TOPAS is a not for profit Limited Company which is managed by a Management Board under its Terms of Reference.

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

Board Members currently:


ARTSM (ARTSM Member WG3) – Matt Felce (SRL) Vice Chair
ARTSM (Executive Member WG4) – David Cousins (Swarco)
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 -Stewart Maxwell – Leicester City Council
TSG – Brian Taylor – National Highways
TSG – Kornelis Vantuyl – Transport for London, Chair
TSG – Richard Ling – Cambridgeshire County Council –

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


The TOPAS AGM takes place annually in August. 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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