Elaine Holt


Elaine Holt (FCILT) was appointed non-executive director of Highways England on 1 April 2015.

Prior to this, she held a number of senior roles within the UK rail industry including Chairman and CEO of Directly Operated Railways, Chairman of East Coast and Managing Director of First Capital Connect. Elaine was also Executive Vice President Guest Experience at Carnival UK.

Until recently Elaine held non-executive directorships for Corserv Limited and Cormac Limited (a group of businesses owned by Cornwall County Council) and was an independent shareholder advisor to the Mayor of Bristol. She is currently the senior non-executive director for Bristol Holding Company.

Previous roles in government

  • Non-executive director
  • Non-executive director