For the last eight years, Steve has been the Secretary-General of the Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR). CEDR is based in Brussels and represents the interests of national road authorities towards relevant stakeholders. Steve started his career with the UK Department of Transport over thirty years ago. His secondment to Brussels almost 20 years ago to work on road-related innovation issues and on EU projects became rather more permanent that expected. He remains passionate about the role that innovation can play in addressing the challenges facing road authorities – including the role of RUC.