Press release

Highways England appoints interim Major Projects Director

Highways England announces appointment of interim Major Projects Exec Director.


Highways England has today (Monday 21 August) announced the appointment of Peter Mumford as Exec Director to lead major projects until a permanent successor is appointed.

Peter 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 Peter held senior positions within a number of construction industry related organisations including, Aecom, EC Harris LLP and Turner & Townsend.

The appointment of Peter will allow for a seamless transition of the major projects directorate without any impact on our ability to deliver the government’s £15bn road investment strategy.

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.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 21 August 2017