New County Highways and Transport Director appointed
Following an extensive and intensive recruitment and selection process, Sue Procter has been appointed as the new Director for Highways and Transport at Cambridgeshire County Council.
“Sue joins us at an exciting time in leading this key frontline service for Cambridgeshire. The scale, challenge and opportunity of Cambridgeshire attracted a significant number of high calibre applicants and it was a pleasure to interview Sue who is ideally placed to lead this service” said Steve Cox, Executive Director for Place and Economy at Cambridgeshire County Council.
Steve added: “Joining us from Kirklees Council, and prior to that many years of service leadership at Lancashire County Council, Sue brings a wealth of experience in supporting members to deliver the best for their local communities. Her passion for public service and the people who deliver these services shone through.”
On accepting the role Sue said: “I am thrilled to be joining Cambridgeshire at this time of unprecedented change. Supporting Steve and members in building a new senior management team is both exciting and challenging. Working together with the service teams I will bring a clear focus in supporting the delivery of high-quality customer focused and member led services. The sheer scale and challenge of complex partnerships and delivery mechanisms in Cambridgeshire is one that demands the very best technical leadership and I am delighted that I’ll be leading on this opportunity.”
With over 30 years’ experience Sue is highly skilled in service leadership, partnership working, policy development and service delivery including Private Finance Initiative, major highway civil engineering and more latterly at Kirklees managing a significant in house team of frontline key staff. Sue’s experience working with West Yorkshire Combined Authority and partnership working across and within different councils will serve Cambridgeshire well working with the Greater Cambridge Partnership, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and our colleagues at the District and City Councils.
A UK-wide £150,000 competition by the Trustees of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund will close on 22nd October. The Trustees are offering grants of up to a possible £150,000, plus cash prizes of £5,000 for schools – to encourage new and creative thinking about what road users, and society as a whole, expect from the roads of the future.
Honouring the former council leader, who passed away in 2019, ‘Terry O’Neill Way’ is a 1.5km cycleway, with a brand new tarmac path, running between Hayley Road South in Burtonwood village, Warrington, and J8 of the M62.
TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) has published a paper to stimulate discussion among local authorities about the need and the means to achieve an integrated toolkit to improve decisions in highways asset management.