Highways Agency chief to leave

 

The chief executive of the Highways Agency is to leave the role this summer, once the organisation has been transferred into a government-owned company.

 

Graham Dalton, who has been in the post for the last seven years, said he will work with chairman Colin Matthews to ensure an orderly handover is achieved.


The Highways Agency will be transformed into Highways England in April, following Royal Assent of the government’s Infrastructure Bill, as part of the effort to turn the organisation into a government-owned, contractor-operated (GoCo) body


“I am leaving the business in good shape with a great team of people and an unprecedented five-year fixed investment plan,” said Dalton.


“Highways England, which will come into being in April following Royal Assent of the government’s Infrastructure Bill, will need a chief executive who can commit to delivering the first roads investment strategy which runs to 2020.”

“I would like to thank Graham on behalf of the department for his sterling service both to the Highways Agency and the government,” added Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.