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National Highways CEO to deliver Keynote at Safer Highways Council of Members Meeting.

Nick Harris, the newly announced Chief Executive of the newly formed National Highways (formerly Highways England) will deliver the first keynote of his tenure at the upcoming Safer Highways Council of Members meeting.

To be hold on the 5th October at the Kia Oval, London, the member only event will be one of the first occasions where thought leaders from within the sector are able to gather and share ideas and best practice and indeed will mark the first face to face Safer Highways event since December 2019.

Mr Harris, who has been acting Chief Executive of the Government-owned company responsible for maintaining the strategic road network was named as Jim O’Sullivan’s permanent successor on 19th August, the same day on which Highways England announced officially it will rebrand and become National Highways.

Nick joined Highways England in 2016 and has the proven track record needed to lead and transform a large and complex organisation. His experience in deploying large scale contracting and supply chain management coupled with extensive operational delivery expertise will take the company forward as it delivers on the £27bn investment into the strategic road network.

He will have a particular focus on continued road safety improvements and the transformation of National Highways as a global leader in road building and maintenance, as well as delivering world class health and safety. His permanent appointment is the conclusion of a broad and rigorous recruitment process. 

Mr Harris’ appearance at the council meeting will present a unique opportunity for all member organisations to hear how he intends to shape the direction of the organisation following the announcement of the recent £40bn, 10 year investment in the road network.

Open to member companies, the council meeting will run between 9.30am and 3.30pm. Those interested in attending who have not already registered should email

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