Highways England appoints new non-executive director with big data experience

Highways England new non-executive director Janette Beinart.

Highways England has announced the appointment of Janette Beinart as a non-executive director.

Highly experienced in leading major technology investments, Beinart was a senior executive at Shell International where she had a successful 35-year career, ultimately as the global company’s upstream chief information officer.

She most recently held an interim position as group chief information officer at savings and investment business M&G Prudential.

Highways England chairman Colin Matthews said: “Janette’s extensive knowledge and experience of applying big data and digitalisation to a changing business landscape will be tremendously valuable as we plan for the future and developments which can transform our roads. We are delighted to welcome her to the Highways England board.”

Beinart joins the board with immediate effect and will serve a term of three years. She also sits on the advisory committee to the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and works with charities providing strategic and board engagement advice.

Highways England is responsible for operating, maintaining and modernising more than 4,300 miles of motorways and major trunk roads in England, and is delivering the government’s £15bn road investment programme.

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