Highway Care appoints Mark Tonks to its Senior Leadership Team

Highway Care has appointed Mark Tonks to join its senior leadership team to support and enhance the implementation of their ambitious growth strategy.

Mr Tonks is a well-respected business leader and industry expert having spent over 30 years working at PLC board level within the highways sector. He has successfully managed the alignment of management teams and delivery of robust strategies across a range of work-zone and associated protection solutions. Mr Tonks strengths are in deep market understanding and activation and his experience as a specialist team builder and leader, will aide him in maximising efficiencies on behalf of individuals and the company.

Building on its recent successful integration with key tier 1 contactors and a growing portfolio of innovative solutions for road worker safety, Highway care is in prime position to support the UK Governments Road Investment Strategy, particularly through its Regional Delivery Programme and Smart Motorway Alliances as well as wider transport infrastructure projects such as HS2, delivering critical infrastructure and helping kickstart the post pandemic economy.

Mr Tonks said: “A fantastic opportunity for me to work with the Highway Care team at this stage of their journey. I’m hoping both my experience and knowledge of the Industry adds some real value. There’s an exciting future ahead for all stakeholders within Infrastructure and I’m looking forward to bringing a professional and positive attitude.” 

Antony Butcher, Highway Care Managing Director said: “2021 is a pivotal year for our business with a number of key innovations coming to market and it is critical we have in place an agile and experienced team to successfully deliver these alongside already challenging day to day business conditions.  Mark brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and will by hugely beneficial in helping the team realise these ambitions.” 

Underpinned by an exemplary site safety record, the Highway Care Operational Delivery Services team provide a range of turnkey temporary barrier, crash cushion, average speed camera & site access solutions.  The wider business also supplies class leading permanent barriers, terminals and traffic management safety solutions and shortly expects to receive endorsement from the HE for the UK’s first Automated Cone Laying Machine.  Internationally, Highway Care is expanding its international business through the commercialisation of its newly accepted HighwayGuard® temporary TL4 workzone barrier, principally in North America and Australasia.

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