Press release

New Non-Executive Director appointed at Highways England

Alan Cumming has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Highways England, the company announced today.

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Highways England is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving more than 4,300 miles of motorways and main trunk roads throughout England and is delivering the Government’s £15billion Road Investment Strategy.

Alan will join the Board from today (Monday 11 September) for three years.

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Alan Cumming appointed as a Highways England Non-Executive Director

Highways England chairman Colin Matthews said:

We welcome Alan to the Highways England board at this exciting time for the company as we continue to focus on safety, customer service and delivering the first Road Investment Strategy. Alan brings a wealth of experience which will also help us as we look to the next investment period and subsequent benefits for road users and the economy.

Alan currently works for Viridor, part of Pennon plc, and is the Board Director responsible for Capital Projects and Engineering; he was previously a Non-Executive Director of the Advance Manufacturing Centre at the University of Sheffield, Director of Projects for British Energy and Deputy Project Director on Hinkley Point C with EDF. He replaces Tom Smith.

Alan will be paid £28,000 for a minimum of 27 days’ work per annum. The remuneration for Alan’s roles, and that of other non-executive and senior executive posts, are published within the Highways England’s annual report each year.

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 11 September 2017