Highways are essential to connect people to places. They are used by everybody, every day, whether getting to a destination or delivering goods for consumption. Safe and reliable roads are vital for the economy and public wellbeing. National Highways manage and improve the UK’s motorways and major A-roads, helping customers have safer, smoother and more reliable journeys. Beyond that, National Highways are committed to working with Government to achieve zero carbon and exploiting the full potential of the digital revolution.
The role is a crucial one and the incumbent will have the opportunity to help shape the future of the UK’s roads and ensure the organisation’s continued success. The National Highways Board holds the executive team to account and provides oversight, governance and assurance to the organisation. The new Non-Executive Director will be heavily involved in providing organisational strategic direction and overseeing all National Highways functions.
The successful candidate will bring experience in a customer-facing organisation, where they will have driven understanding of customer perspectives. They will be experienced in reputation and relationship management in a complex environment. Digital transformation experience, an understanding of shaping sustainable outcomes and of driving a culture of safety in the delivery of products and services would be helpful. Candidates do not require prior non-executive experience but must understand how to operate at board level. National Highways is committed to a policy of diversity and inclusion and would welcome applications from individuals from underrepresented backgrounds.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to National Highways on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference QAMAXA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 24 January 2022.