In memoriam: Anthony Morter

11/04/2024
Dominic Browne

It is with great sadness that Highways reports Anthony Morter Hon.FIAT, the former company secretary of the Institute of Asphalt Technology (IAT), has passed away.

Described as ‘a perfect gentleman’ and ‘totally committed to the IAT', Mr Morter was an Honorary Fellow of the institute. He served as secretary for 14 years after taking on the role in 1997.

The IAT said in a statement that during that time ‘he became the interface for the IAT membership and was the go-to person for members’.

Chris Lycett, former IAT President said: ‘As President, I found him to be extremely loyal to the IAT principles and conscientious in carrying out his duties as Institute secretary.’

An honourable man: Arthur Hannah (left) presenting an Honorary Fellow certificate to Anthony Morter (right)

Tributes on social media described Mr Morter as a kind and committed man who was always a pleasure to work with.

Mark Joel, non-executive chair and independent business adviser said: ‘I recall working for him as a trainee on the M25 in Surrey in 1985 before it was first opened and his positive support and cheery advice. And that cheerfulness and personal interest was always there whenever we met down the years. He made his mark on many of us and will be sadly missed.’

Business consultant and former Higwhays publisher Neil Levett said: ‘We worked closely with each other over many years and he was never anything other than a perfect gentleman. A good man lost.’

Mr Morter passed away on Monday 25 March 2024.

Funeral details are as follows:

A service for all is being held on Thursday April 25th, at 1pm at St Michael’s Church, Betchworth, followed by light refreshments.

'It is intended to be a celebration of life, hopefully with colour and not too much black’.

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