Highways England has appointed Jim O’Sullivan as its chief executive, following its transformation from the former Highways Agency earlier this year. An engineer by trade, O’Sullivan comes from a background working on “safety critical transport projects”, as well as working with British Airways and Heathrow Airport Holdings. He replaces Graham Dalton, who served as chief executive of the Highways Agency for seven years. Highways England chairman Colin Matthews said: “I am delighted to announce Jim’s appointment to lead Highways England […]
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