The Galliford Try Highways business has appointed Julie Crawford as its national highways director.
Ms Crawford will be responsible for the businesses’ strategic relationship with National Highways.
In her new role as director of Galliford Try’s Highways division, Julie will continue to develop the Group’s key strategic relationship with National Highways, ensuring alignment with their key priorities and objectives.
Julie brings over 15 years’ experience in overseeing programme management operations, as well as developing and implementing strategic policies, plans and roadmaps to meet customer needs and drive organisational performance.
Julie’s previous positions include senior roles at National Highways most recently sponsorship director at HS2.
Julie becomes the fourth woman to sit on the Highways business’s Senior Leadership team, joining local authority director Liz Bell, pre-construction director Alison Chippington and HR lead Martha Splevings, reflecting Galliford Try’s culture, approach and commitment to increasing the representation of women in construction.
Galliford Try’s Highways business has recently broadened its offering within three streams comprising National Highways, Local Authorities and Major Projects.
The latter of these forms the delivery route for large-scale projects exceeding £100m, such as the recently announced project to design and build the £140m Carlisle Southern Link Road.
David Lowery, managing director of Galliford Try’s Highways business, said: “This is a really exciting period for our Highways business, and I am delighted to welcome Julie, with her extensive client-side experience, to our team. We have a high-quality order book, bolstered by number of recent opportunities and I look forward to working with Julie and her counterparts in Local Authorities and Major Projects, as we deliver on our ambition.”