Highways England has appointed Peter Mumford as its permanent director of major projects and capital portfolio management.
Mr Mumford, who has been interim major projects director at Highways England since August, will now take on the role full-time from the start of February.
The role will see Mr Mumford lead Highways England teams delivering the remainder of its current Road Investment Strategy as well as its successor, which will run from 2020.
Mr Mumford joined Highways England from consultant HKA in August, where he was vice-president. He has also held senior roles at Aecom, where he was director of programme leadership, and EC Harris, where he was a programme and project management partner.
Highways England chief executive Jim O’Sullivan said: “I congratulate Peter on his appointment and am pleased he will continue with Highways England and the executive team as we deliver the government’s £15bn road investment programme.”
Earlier this month it was announced that Highways England commercial boss David Poole will join HS2 as the rail client’s new procurement and supply director.
Mr Poole, who has spent nearly five years as Highways England’s director of commercial and procurement, will move to HS2 in mid-March to manage the client’s procurement and supply chain teams.