New appoitment at D f T

11 February 2016

Tricia Hayes has been appointed new Director General of Roads, Devolution and Motoring, the Department for Transport announced 10 February 2016.

Tricia Hayes will take up post in March 2016 and commented -"This is an exciting time to be taking up this key role, with the government delivering the biggest investment in roads for a generation. Iím looking forward to working with partners across the country to ensure that our roads and local transport networks, which help shape the day to day quality of life of all our citizens, are safe, modern and reliable. I canít wait to get started."

Tricia Hayes replaces Acting Director General John Dowie. Her civil service career has spanned 28 years, during which time she has occupied a number of senior posts at DfT and prior to that she held posts at Defra and FCO.

The appointment follows an open competition and recruitment will begin shortly to appoint Triciaís replacement as Aviation Director at the DfT.

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