The Highways Agency has appointed Peter Adams as acting director for major projects while it seeks a replacement for departed chief Nirmal Kotecha.
Adams was brought in on 14 October and will remain in the interim post until a permanent successor is appointed. He joins from the major projects south division, where he worked as a director.
A Highways Agency spokesman said the recruitment process to select a permanent major projects director was ongoing but could not supply a timescale for when the role will be filled.
Kotecha was brought in over three years ago to instill a more commercial approach to the Agency’s major projects.