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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 worked at VolkerFitzpatrick since 1994 in various roles, leading major schemes and directing large multi-disciplinary teams. His most recent position prior to joining VolkerHighways was pre-construction director, where he worked across VolkerFitzpatrick's civils and rail divisions as well as highways.

Alistair has over 30 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry and has extensive experience of the highways, airports and rail sectors, bringing 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 the workforce and management to allow for 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.


Jerry Pert – Operations Director

Jerry brings with him over 30 years’ experience in the contracting environment working with Ringway and Kier, the latter half being in the Highways Maintenance arena. Jerry has considerable experience in managing the bidding, mobilisation and delivery of local authority highway term maintenance contracts and has a strong operational and commercial background.


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.


Kunle Kolaru - Contracts Director

Kunle joined VolkerHighways in October 2013 as managing director of our central London joint venture, CVU.

In March 2017 he took on a wider role in VolkerHighways as contracts director and is responsible for a number of our highways term maintenance contracts in addition to CVU.

With over 20 years of civil engineering experience, Kunle has proven leadership skills, extensive experience in managing and developing powerful teams and consistently delivering results. His skill base includes infrastructure maintenance as well as major construction projects and mobilisation and delivery of central and local government contracts, most recently as a regional director with Balfour Beatty.

Kunle is passionate about education and upskilling the industry. He was part of the team that developed and implemented a successful MSc course in Highways Management with the University of Brighton.