Tim Harbot, a former regional director at Highways England, has joined Amey as director of technical excellence after 26 years with government highways organisations.
A chartered civil engineer and graduate of the University of Birmingham, Tim Harbot worked for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council on the design of Black Country Spine Road before joining the Department of Transport and then the Highways Agency, where he managed the strategic road network in the West and East Midlands. In 2015 he was put in charge of Highways England's new approach to maintenance called ‘asset-led delivery’.
Mr Harbot must already know Amey quite well because four months before he moved jobs, Highways England handed Amey the very first of these new-style contracts, the asset delivery maintenance contract for the East Midlands.
James Haluch, Amey’s managing director of highways, said: “Tim has a wealth of experience working at Highways England and has a superb understanding of the networks and their demands. He is offering us valuable insights into the needs of our clients and will be helping refine our customer service offering in the coming months, as well as reviewing our processes and innovation programme.”
Of his new role, Mr Harbot said: “I’m very excited to be joining Amey and seeing how the industry works from a different perspective. Amey is a fine company with a long heritage. It has great people working hard to deliver excellent service for clients. I'm looking forward to being part of the team developing the business further in 2017.”