Simon Murray joined the Highways Agency Board as a non-executive director in 2012. He is a chartered civil engineer who developed his career with consultant Arup before moving on to hold senior management positions in the UK’s regulated railway and airport companies and then to serve for nine years as chairman of contractor Osborne. Simon has a particular interest in improving performance in the construction industry. He was part of the team that drafted Rethinking Construction – the Government’s 1998 report on the UK construction industry – and is presently a member of IUK’s Infrastructure Client Group charged with implementing the Government’s 2010 Infrastructure Cost Review.
He holds a BSc in Civil Engineering, Imperial College London, he is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the City and Guilds Institute
He is also Founding director of the Acumen7 network and a Member of the IUK Infrastructure Clients Group
Non-executive directors provide advice and bring an external perspective to business.
Previous roles in government
- 2012 to 2015