We have picked 10 potential candidates, all with strong vested interests in bossing the Agency charged with spending £1bn a year on new roads as well as keeping the existing network flowing.
So let us know what you think – vote now in the poll running down the right hand side of your screen and let us know your thoughts by adding your comments to this story.
We'll reveal the results in NCE next week, and make sure the Agency knows where the popular vote is heading.
NCE's 10 Most Suitable Candidates:
director of consultant Gifford, former Deputy County Surveyor of Hampshire and incoming IHT president
highly regarded chief executive of politically favoured Institution of Highways & Transportation
director general of the ICE and brilliant logistical brain from his time in the Army
staunchly anti-road former director of Friends of the Earth who was blooded at the Newbury bypass protests
independent consultant and former HA director of procurement whose first Agency project was
director of infrastructure at Olympic Delivery Authority, delivering politically sensitive project on time... so far
director in charge of highways at Atkins, the UK’s biggest roads consultant
director in charge of major projects at Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, the UK’s biggest roads
Highways Agency head of innovative Active Traffic Management pilot on the M42
staunchly pro-road and outspoken critic of Highways Agency and government policy
Remember - vote now!