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Jason Russell, seconded to provide expert support to the DfTHighways Efficiency Maintenance Programme
Jason has spent over 20 years working in construction, predominantly in
highways. He joined Surrey in November 2007 as the Contracts Manager,
responsible for the Surrey Highways Partnership. In September 2009 Jason
was appointed as Interim Head of Surrey Highways, and lead the service
through an extensive period of change, involving an organisational
restructure, developing and tendering new contracts, changing processes and
systems, and reducing expenditure on highways by approximately 20%.
In July 2010 Jason was appointed as Head of Change and Performance,
managing change across the Environment and Infrastructure Directorate,
which includes Highways, Waste, Transport, Countryside and Planning. Jason
is also leading on the development of the South East 7 highways alliance.
Jason has been asked by DfT to Chair one of the Groups on the Highways
Maintenance Efficiency Programme. This Group – Business Improvement –
has the objective of providing Local Highway Authorities with practical tools that will help ensure that both they and their partners have the capability to implement efficiency measures.