Mike Wilson has been Chief Highways Engineer at Highways England since September 2013. His responsibilities include the provision of technical support to the organisation for the delivery of its programme that includes the development of technical standards for all aspects of highway maintenance, operation and improvement. This development activity is underpinned by an innovation programme and includes work on safety, intelligent mobility and asset management.
Previously Mike led the development of Smart Motorways for the Highways Agency and was Regional Director responsible for the maintenance, improvement and long-term development of the strategic road network in the South West, East Midlands and East. Mike led for the Highways Agency on all aspects of operational policy including for maintenance, incident and emergency management and network occupancy.
His early career was spent on maintenance and improvement of the strategic road network.