Street Works UK Board Members

Street Works UK Board Members












Clive Bairsto –  Street Works UK Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

Clive is a former senior RAF officer and an experienced business leader with a background rooted in utilities, defence, security, and education leadership in the private, public and not for profit sectors. From 2012 to 2017, Clive was Global Head of Resilience at National Grid, a role covering all UK and US assets, and a then-workforce of over 27,000 people. In this role, Clive represented National Grid at the UK’s Energy Emergencies Executive Committee (E3C) and the Scottish Government’s ‘Ready Scotland’, while directing interaction with the myriad of regional authority fora and groupings in the UK and north-east USA.

Running up to this, Clive was Director of Integration and Readiness for the London 2012 Olympics, within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.  He directed the strategic level training, risk assessment, integration, reporting and readiness of LOCOG, Transport, Security, the Mayor’s office and several other government departments and supporting bodies. Preceding this, Clive was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force, serving as Head of International Policy and Planning, and was the Ministry of Defence’s worldwide Director of Strategic Contingency Planning in the period of the Arab uprising. He commanded at every level culminating in regional base Leuchars, in Fife, where he also acted as the Air Officer for Scotland interacting regularly with Scottish Government at official and political level.


  Samantha Brothwell 

Samantha has worked in the Electricity sector since 1990, starting as a Clerical Trainee with East Midlands Electricity, and through a number of organisational changes, is the Street Works Policy Manager for Western Power Distribution.

Samantha is a member of the Street Works UK Board representing the Energy Networks Association membership, and is the Chair of Management Team for Street Works UK.

Samantha holds a number of voluntary posts within the HAUC community, these are

  • HAUC(UK) Committee – member representing SWUK
  • HAUC(UK) Convention Committee for the 2022 event – Chair
  • Co-ordination Code Review Group – Chair for Utilities
  • Street Manager Governance Group – Lead Utility Representative
  • HAUC(England) Lane Rental Forum – Chair for Utilities
  • HAUC(England) Committee – member
  • East Midlands HAUC – Chair for Utilities

Samantha also represents Western Power Distribution at other regional HAUCs, and has previously been involved in the production of the HAUC(England) Permit Guidance, and the DfT led Section 74 Working Group.

In 2017, Samantha was the recipient of both an “Outstanding Contribution Award” from JAG(UK) and a special award from Street Works UK for “Exceptional Contribution to Street Works”.


Jamie Reeve

Jamie Reeve is the Head of Safety, Health and Environment for Energy Networks Association (ENA). Jamie is an experienced and qualified Health and Safety Professional and joined the Energy Sector in 2013 from the Construction industry where he was a qualified civil engineer working for a construction, engineering and multi-utilities company operating across the North East, Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

He has a proven track record in developing strategies to advance collective SHE activities across the Electricity Networks Sector having worked for Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks as a SHE Advisor. He joined ENA in 2020 and is responsible for managing the ENA’s energy sector SHE function to ensure that it effectively and efficiently meets member companies’ needs, as well as directing work in support of the Electricity Industry’s H&S strategy, ‘Powering Improvement’. In his role at ENA he also supports the facilitation and promotion works associated with the Utility Strike Avoidance Group.




Richard Walsh – Street Works UK Finance Director

Richard is Public Affairs Manager at Cadent.


Andy Neeves

Andy Neeves is the current Head of Streetworks for Openreach, managing a UK-wide team of consultants, billing and finance and regulatory managers responsible for all areas of street works for Openreach. He joined Openreach in 2006 and has 6 years’ experience in street works as well as running large operational teams. Andy has helped to transform the street works performance of Openreach and has been instrumental in delivering new ways of working such as Flexi Permits working closely with JAG UK.

Barbara Nash 

Barbara Nash is the Programme Director for Build Process Optimisation for Virgin Media O2’s Network Expansion directorate.  She joined Virgin Media in July 2017 to work with devolved governments and local authorities supporting Virgin Media’s network expansion programme. In addition, Barbara works with a Virgin Media O2 sister company, Liberty Charge, who are rolling out an on-street charging network for electric vehicles.

Barbara began her career working as a political aide in Westminster before going to work in the cable industry in the 1990s as Head of Government Relations for NYNEX Cablecomms.  She subsequently worked for O2 Airwave as the Director for Communications and Marketing, rolling out the UK’s emergency radio communications network in the early 2000s.  After setting up her own communications company, Interim Communications in 2013 she worked for Essex County Council as Interim Head of Communications and Marketing advising their Cabinet. Subsequently she was asked to review and overhaul Essex Highways’ communications strategy where she worked for just under two years.

Barbara loves cooking and completed a year’s formal training at Leiths in 2011 as a sabbatical from corporate life.