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Highways England names new non-executive director

Kathryn Cearns OBE has joined the board at Highways England on a three-year contract.

Kathryn Cearns OBE

Kathryn Cearns OBE

A chartered accountant, Cearns assumes a non-executive director role and brings experience in both the public and private sectors, including roles as independent chairman of the Financial Reporting Advisory Board to HM Treasury and as a project director at the UK Accounting Standards Board (now the Financial Reporting Council), as well as working for many years for an international law firm.

Highways England chairman Colin Matthews said of Kathyrn’s appointment: “Her strong financial skills and experience will be extremely valuable as we work to achieve the best possible value for taxpayers’ money from the government’s £15bn investment in England’s strategic road network.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.