Bridge Owners’ Forum
Richard Fish is an Independent Consultant specialising in bridge asset management and has worked with many private and public sector clients both in the UK and overseas. He has been the Technical Secretary of the Bridge Owners Forum (BOF) since 2009 and has been closely involved with a number of BOF research initiatives notably the improved understanding of scour, masonry arch behaviour and bridge inspector competency. BOF represents all UK and Ireland Bridge Owners and is recognised as a sub-group the UK Bridges Board (UKBB). Richard previously worked in the public sector, mostly with South West County Councils, almost all of which was in the design, construction and maintenance of bridges. From 1994 to 2002, he was client Project Manager for the award-winning project to strengthen and widen the Tamar suspension bridge. He is an Assessor for the Bridge Inspector Certification Scheme (BICS) and is a past chair of the UKBB and the CSS (now ADEPT) Bridges Group.