Simon Murray joined the Highways Agency Board as a non-executive director in 2012. He is a graduate of Imperial College and a chartered civil engineer. He spent the first nineteen years of his career working for consultant Arup on infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas. In 1994 he joined BAA Plc to lead their airport infrastructure programme and subsequently worked with Sir John Egan on the Government’s construction task force that produced Rethinking Construction. In 1998 he was appointed Director of Major Projects at Railtrack Plc where he was responsible for restructuring Railtrack’s legacy projects. In 2001 he set up his own consultancy practice and has worked with a number of infrastructure companies including Transport for London and Anglian Water Services. From 2003 until his retirement in 2012 Simon was non-executive chairman of contractor Geoffrey Osborne Ltd. Simon is a founding director of the Acumen7 network.