ITS alumnus wins CIHT Young Professional Award

ITS alumnus Mark Harrison, MSc Transport Planning 2016, was recently awarded the 2021 Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) Young Professional of the year.

This award celebrates and recognises future leaders and rising stars in highways and transportation.

After graduating from ITS, Mark re-joined the transport planning team at in AECOM’s Leeds office, following on from a successful six-month placement prior to studying his masters. Working in the industry enabled him to utilise and further develop the skills gained from the MSc course, applying them across various workplace and project scenarios. Working for a global consultancy gave him the opportunity to work on a range of projects, engaging with different project teams.

Mark has worked in professional team environments, gaining experience in business case development and appraisal, transport economics and strategic transport modelling and is currently a Transport Planner for Mott MacDonald in Leeds.

Mark Harrison said:

I'm exceedingly grateful to everyone in the Mott MacDonald team that has supported me over the last 12 months and given me the platform to gain recognition through such a prestigious award & to everyone at ITS who gave me the initial academic platform too.

Sue Percy CBE, Chief Executive CIHT said:

Mark has been awarded the CIHT Young Professional of the Year 2021 award after really impressing our panel of judges. He not only demonstrated a breadth of knowledge and expertise in his role as a Transport Planner but also by his work in developing a carbon assessment toolkit.