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Leadership team

VolkerHighways is managed by a team of individuals with extensive industry knowledge and experience. The senior management team is responsible for the leadership, development and execution behind the company's strategy.


Alistair Thompson – Managing Director

Alistair joined VolkerHighways in October 2015 having previously been with VolkerFitzpatrick since 1994 in  various roles leading major schemes and directing large multi-disciplinary teams. His most recent position prior to joing VolkerHighways was pre-construction director where he worked across VolkerFitzpatrick's civils and rail divisions as well as VolkerHighways. Alistair has over 30 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry and has extensive experiance of the highways, airports and rail sectors and brings strong operational and commercial focus with HSEQ leadership.

Whilst at VolkerFitzpatrick, Alistair was instrumental in the development of their graduate engineering training programme developing both workforce and management to allow future growth of the business. Alistair is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers as well as a reviewer and a Member of the CIHT.


Andy Scotter – Contracts Director

Andy has over 30 years’ experience within the highways industry, working in various roles within VolkerHighways since 2006.Prior to that, within Crowley –the first VolkerWessels acquisition- since 1999. He was appointed Contracts Director for VolkerHighways in 2015. Andy has many years partnering experience in the Highways Maintenance field, and he values teamwork highly, working with his colleagues to build a well-balanced and efficient team, focused on delivering service of the highest quality.


Rob Stranders – Strategy Director

Rob Stranders was appointed StrategyDirector of VolkerHighways in 2015 after 7 years as Operations Director. Prior to the formation of VolkerHighways, he was Managing Director of MEWS street lighting, and before that he worked in the Highways Division within Fitzpatrick Contractors Ltd. Rob has over 30 years of experience managing Highways and Street Lighting Term Maintenance contracts and high profile projects for numerous London boroughs, Transport for London, the Highways Agency and the Olympic Delivery Authority.


Jonathon Humphries - Commercial Director

Jonathon joined VolkerHighways in January 2017, having previously been managing director of VolkerInfra since 2012. Prior to VolkerInfra Jonathon was commercial director of VolkerStevin, having joined the VolkerWessels UK group in 2009. In his time at VolkerStevin Jonathon was also responsible for plant specialist VolkerBrooks. A chartered surveyor, Jonathon commenced his career as a site QS on major building and civil engineering schemes and progressed through to the role of commercial director latterly with Alfred McAlpine specialising in utilities. Jonathon has over 30 years’ experience in the industry and has been responsible at various times within his career for work winning and procurement teams, in addition to the commercial and operational teams in his role within VolkerInfra.