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Who should be the Highways Agency's new boss - you decide

The Highways Agency's quest to find a new chief executive is at a critical stage now the April deadline for applications has passed.

With the Agency mulling over potential candidates to fill the £180,000 a year, three year fixed term post, we are calling on NCE's readers to help the Agency in its search.

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:

David Tarrant
director of consultant Gifford, former Deputy County Surveyor of Hampshire and incoming IHT president

Mary Lewis
highly regarded chief executive of politically favoured Institution of Highways & Transportation

Tom Foulkes
director general of the ICE and brilliant logistical brain from his time in the Army

Tony Juniper
staunchly anti-road former director of Friends of the Earth who was blooded at the Newbury bypass protests

Steve Rowsell
independent consultant and former HA director of procurement whose first Agency project was
Newbury bypass

Simon Wright
director of infrastructure at Olympic Delivery Authority, delivering politically sensitive project on time... so far

Neil Thomas
director in charge of highways at Atkins, the UK’s biggest roads consultant

Steve Tarr
director in charge of major projects at Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, the UK’s biggest roads
contractor

David Grant
Highways Agency head of innovative Active Traffic Management pilot on the M42

Jeremy Clarkson
staunchly pro-road and outspoken critic of Highways Agency and government policy

Remember - vote now!

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