Highways England appoints interim major projects director

Highways England has announced the appointment of Peter Mumford as executive director to lead major projects until a permanent successor is appointed.

Mumford is a senior director with a breadth of experience across all aspects of professional technical and management services, including the leadership of significant programme management teams and major project teams across global locations. 

He joins the Highways England executive team from HKA (formally Hill International) where he was vice president. Prior to that Mumford held senior positions at a number of construction consultancies including, AECOM, EC Harris LLP and Turner & Townsend.

Highways England said that Mumford’s appointment will allow for a seamless transition of the major projects directorate without any impact on its ability to deliver the government’s £15bn road investment strategy.

Mumford replaces previous major projects director Peter Adams who is leaving Highways England at the end of August to take up a new job with London City Airport. Adams had been major projects director since January 2012, having joined the organisation in 2009 (when it was the Highways Agency).

Highways England chief executive Jim O’Sullivan said: “I am really pleased to have Peter join the executive team. It is important that we continue to have the right mix of individuals to lead the company as we deliver the challenging target we have been set by government.”

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