Highways England announce permanent appointment of major projects director

Highways England has announced the permanent appointment of Peter Mumford as executive director of major projects and capital portfolio management.

Mumford has held the post on an interim basis since August and entered the role with a breadth of experience across all aspects of professional technical and management services. In addition, Mumford has also led substantial business units, working at board level, with accountability and oversight for delivering global engineering design and programme management services responsible for safety, financial, people and overall business performance.

Commenting on the appointment, Highways England chief executive Jim O’Sullivan said: “I congratulate Peter on his appointment and am pleased he will continue with Highways England and the executive team as we deliver the government’s £15bn road investment programme.”

Mumford joined 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. He replaced previous major projects director Peter Adams last year, who left Highways England to take up a new job with London City Airport.

“I am delighted to be joining Highways England at such an exciting time as we focus on delivering our significant portfolio of major projects and continue to prepare for the next roads investment period and beyond,” Mumford said. “With so much achieved in recent years, I look forward to working with our leadership and teams across the business as we continue to focus on safety, customer and delivery towards the aim of safer, smoother and more sustainable roads.”

The appointment takes effect from 1 February 2018.

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