Roads maintenance firm appoints new contract director
Scotland TranServ, the Mouchel / Balfour Beatty Joint Venture which manages and maintains south west Scotland’s motorways and trunk roads, has appointed Gordon Wilson as its new contract director.
Gordon has significant experience of the Scottish roads maintenance market and brings over 30 years’ experience of roads operations in both the public and private sectors having previously spearheaded roads operations for Lothian Regional Council, West Lothian Council and North Lanarkshire Council as well as holding director level posts in the roads consultancy market with Grotmij and most recently Mouchel.
Over the past year, as business unit director for Mouchel, Gordon had played a pivotal role in the contract on the Joint Venture Board with a particular focus on operational activity.
Scotland TranServ, which operates on behalf of its client Transport Scotland, manages and maintains over 600km of motorways and trunk roads across 22 routes in south west Scotland. Almost 270 staff now operate from a head office in Polmadie, Glasgow and five further depots across Ayr and Dumfries and Galloway.
Head of network maintenance at Transport Scotland, Graham Edmond, said he looks forward to working with Gordon in the management of the South West Unit.
“This includes some of the busiest roads in Scotland and we are confident that Gordon will help us deliver the highest quality service to our customers,” he added.
Bringing robust leadership and direction to the contract, Gordon said he is committed to ensuring that both excellence in service delivery and the health and safety of Scotland TranServ’s employees is at the heart of everything it does.
“I am delighted to be joining Scotland TranServ where there is an exciting but challenging opportunity to drive the business forward. Not only will I be looking to recruit the right people into the right roles, but also instilling an ethos that ensures our employees go home safely to their families each day,” he said.
“I will be working closely with Transport Scotland, local authorities and our partners to make a long term difference to south west Scotland’s roads; whilst making a significant contribution within our local communities.”
Gordon holds a Master of Business Administration from Napier University Business School. He became an Incorporated Engineer with the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1989, is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.