Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe



Jim Thorpe is company secretary at ROD, a position he has held since 2008, and heads up our UK office in Leeds.

Jim has more than 30 years’ transportation design and project management experience.  He has worked on road, rail and bridge projects in the UK, Ireland and Singapore, and has proven expertise in route selection and planning design. 

In addition to acting as lead witness for the planning hearings of five major road projects, he has led other significant transportation projects, including:

  • ROD’s commission to adapt the UK standards for Ireland
  • Multidisciplinary independent check of the detailed design of the M8/M73/M74 upgrade in Scotland
  • Detailed design of the N7 Naas road widening and interchange scheme
  • Road works design for the Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing

Jim has also designed and delivered training programmes on the new standards and contracts forms for industry clients.