Amey has appointed former Colas boss Peter Bamfield to its Highways Executive team as a business director, taking over the management of Amey’s maintenance and management contract with Sheffield City Council.
The contract delivers the upgrade and maintenance of roads, pavements, street lights and bridges across the city as part of a 25-year contract. The contract has seen controversy with reports that Amey is preparing to pay out on a multi-million legal case over work delays.
Mr Bamfield (pictured) has worked on the Area 12 contract for Highways England, where he delivered the major schemes programme including the delivery of many significant and complex projects.
For the past five years at Colas, Mr Bamfield had responsibility for the UK aviation, defence and infrastructure business and has previously, worked at WSP and for local authorities at the City of York Council and Wakefield Metropolitan District Council.
Managing director for Amey’s Highways Business Unit, James Haluch, said: 'Peter has extensive experience working in contractor, consultant and client organisations, and a proven track record of running successful teams with strong client relationships. I am pleased to welcome Peter to my executive team, where he will focus on working with our client team in Sheffield to deliver services for the local community.'
Mr Bamfield added: 'Having spent the last few years working in the aviation and defence sector, I am looking forward to moving back to focusing on the highways sector where I spent much of my earlier career. The highways contract with Sheffield is a fantastic example of the benefits that investing in infrastructure can deliver for a local community, and I am keen that we continue to showcase how this investment can create better places.'