National Highways announces new appointments

National Highways has welcomed two permanent appointments to its executive team as it “strives to further improve the country’s busiest roads”.

Nicola Bell is the new Executive Director for Major Projects, while Richard Pedley will become Chief Digital Information Officer.

Ms Bell has been in her current role in an interim basis since June this year. She was previously Director of Operations in National Highways’ South East region.

Mr Pedley has been interim Chief Digital Information Officer since June and was previously Technology Programmes Director.

They will both take up their permanent roles with immediate effect.

Nick Harris, National Highways’ Chief Executive, welcomed the new appointments and said Nicola and Richard had already made a big impact in the last six months.

“Both have contributed significantly to the business in their interim roles,” he said. “Nicola is driving a sharp focus on our delivery programme, ensuring we find the necessary financial efficiencies to help us meet our commitments for Roads Period 2. Richard, meanwhile, is leading on the digital roads agenda and how our roads might look in the future.”

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