Amey has appointed former Murphy Group boss, Peter Anderson, as managing director of its transport infrastructure business.
Mr Anderson was the chief operating officer at Murphy Group and a managing director of the successful HS2 joint venture at Balfour Beatty.
He has 30 years' of experience in the transport sector, having transformed complex infrastructure businesses both nationally and internationally.
Amanda Fisher, chief executive of Amey, commented: 'We welcome the government’s plans to accelerate investment in infrastructure and skills, and Peter’s appointment signals our commitment to supporting government to deliver its ambitious infrastructure strategy.
'Peter comes with a significant track record of delivering strategic rail and highways projects both nationally and internationally, enhancing customer relationships and improving bottom line business performance. He will help bring together our expertise across the Transport Infrastructure division to drive an even stronger, more compelling service offering to our clients and Government.'
Mr Anderson said Amey could 'play a central role in supporting the UK’s recovery from the pandemic'.
'I look forward to supporting our clients and the communities in which we operate to bounce back from the pandemic and build a more resilient and sustainable infrastructure network for the future.'
Amey helps operate and maintain both strategic road networks for Highways England, Transport Scotland and Transport NI, as well as local roads on behalf of councils across the UK.
The company is also involved in several high-profile rail projects on behalf of Network Rail, including Crossrail, the £5bn transformation of the Wales and Borders rail network, and the operation of London’s Dockland’s Light Railway.