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Department for Transport appoints new director of roads

Tricia Hayes to become Director General of Roads, Devolution and Motoring at the Department for Transport in March 2016.

Tricia Hayes

Tricia Hayes has been appointed new Director General of Roads, Devolution and Motoring, the Department for Transport announced today (10 February 2016). She will take up post in March 2016.

Tricia Hayes said:

This is an exciting time to be taking up this key role, with the government delivering the biggest investment in roads for a generation. I’m looking forward to working with partners across the country to ensure that our roads and local transport networks, which help shape the day to day quality of life of all our citizens, are safe, modern and reliable. I can’t wait to get started.

Tricia Hayes replaces Acting Director General John Dowie. Her civil service career has spanned 28 years, during which time she has occupied a number of senior posts at DfT and prior to that she held posts at Defra and FCO.

The appointment follows an open competition and recruitment will begin shortly to appoint Tricia’s replacement as Aviation Director at the DfT.

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Published 10 February 2016