Street Works UK – the trade association for utilities and their contractor partners on street works issues – has today announced two new Directors, who will bring fresh industry expertise to the association’s board to help push for recognition of the importance of street works in delivering the nations infrastructure.
Paula Steer, Director of Operational Services and Transformation at United Utilities, and Tom Lambert, General Manager of Street Works at Balfour Beatty, joined the Board of Directors at Street Works UK on 21st March 2018.
Tom Lambert joins as an Associate Director, and will serve as a strong voice of Associate Members, the contractor partners who work with utilities, on the board. Paula Steer will join as a Director of the Board, and both will help provide strategic leadership to Street Works UK.
The appointments come at an important time for street works policy, with the government investing in nationally vital infrastructure projects such as the superfast broadband rollout and the electric vehicle charging network. The new directors will bolster Street Works UK’s leadership team as it continues to engage with officials and politicians to be a voice for the industry.
Bob Gallienne, Street Works UK CEO, commented on the appointments:
I am pleased to see the Board of Street Works UK go from strength to strength with these two new members. Tom and Paula bring experience and expertise at an important time for Street Works UK as we look to be a constructive voice for the industry in the face of increased volumes of works delivering vital national infrastructure projects and changing government policy.