Mott MacDonald appoints new director of roads


Mott MacDonald has appointed Mark Baynham as its new director of roads to deliver the consultancy’s portfolio of roads projects across Scotland

Mark Baynham has 30 years of experience in roads and the public sector and will be responsible for delivering projects and developing the consultancy’s offering throughout Scotland

At Mott MacDonald, Baynham who joins from the UK Government’s Cabinet Office, will be responsible for the delivery of the consultancy’s portfolio of roads projects across Scotland, including work for Transport Scotland.

He will lead its roads teams in Glasgow and Edinburgh, helping them to deliver client solutions and social outcomes.

Baynham is a chartered civil engineer. Prior to the Cabinet Office, Baynham worked for Transport Scotland and consultants Jacobs, where he managed the procurement of complex multi-billion Scottish trunk road services and led many transportation infrastructure projects across Europe and Australasia.

He is also an experienced business leader having managed project portfolios of £70m fees at director level across the globe.

Future of roads and opportunities for digital transformation

Mark Baynham said: “I am very excited to be working with Transport Scotland again and our partners on their many opportunities, as Scotland continues to improve its trunk road infrastructure, and in the year of COP26, achieve its net zero carbon targets.”

“I am really looking forward to meeting our local roads teams – helping them on their journey to deliver great roads projects and services. I am also eager to work with the wider Mott MacDonald team, where I hope to explore technological opportunities to bring benefits to Scotland’s roads users.”

John D’Arcy, Mott MacDonald’s UK managing director for highways, said: “Mark is passionate about the future of roads and the opportunities for digital transformation and maximising the social value returns on road sector investment.

“Mark’s extensive experience and his understanding of the challenges faced from all perspectives will enable our teams to optimise sustainable solutions for clients, partners and stakeholders.

“Mark will combine his deep understanding of the needs of Scotland’s road users with his leading experience of roads project delivery and asset management. Mark’s leadership will continue to make a valuable contribution to the roads sector in Scotland, drawing upon and developing excellence across Mott MacDonald.”


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