Jim Kirby, a Technical Director at COWI was appointed Chair of the Pipe Jacking Association at its AGM on 17 October 2018. David Atkinson, Contracts Director at AE Yates is the new Vice Chair and outgoing Chair Graeme Monteith takes over the role of Secretary from Andrew Marshall.

It is the first time in the PJA'a 45 year history that a consulting engineer has held the post of Chair, marking a new and progressive era for the Association.

The PJA also welcomes Network Rail and United Utilities as new Associate members. This membership category has recently been created in order that major client organisation can easily engage with industry to the benefit of all.