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Duncan Smith appointed as National Highways Executive Director for Operations



National Highways has confirmed that the Duncan Smith has been appointed the role of Executive Director for Operations. Duncan joined the company in 2017 first as Regional Director and then more recently as Transformation Director. Previously, he held several senior positions in infrastructure companies.


National Highways Chief Executive Nick Harris said: “I’m delighted to announce that I’ve offered Duncan Smith the permanent position of Executive Director for Operations. Duncan has an impressive record in leadership, identifying strategic opportunities, significantly increasing business performance and delivering effective customer solutions. He’s just the person we need to help us achieve our RIS2 goals and to lead our Operations directorate forward.” Duncan has been covering the role on an interim basis since February 2021, while Nick Harris was covering the role of Chief Executive until his appointment was made permanent in August. Following a full and thorough selection process, the appointment was confirmed to National Highways staff last week.

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