Chief Finance Officer

Vanessa Howlison


Vanessa Howlison was appointed Chief Finance Officer (CFO) for Highways England in June 2016. Prior to this, Vanessa was Group Finance Director at the Department for Transport. She was also Finance Director for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and before that for Ofsted.

In addition to managing all aspects of the company’s finances, the Chief Finance Officer oversees:

  • Corporate Assurance
  • Estates
  • DartCharge

Chief Finance Officer

Highways England

Previous roles in government

  • Director General of Finance and Corporate Services Group, DECC