Sir Richard Mottran appointed chairman of Amey

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Amey, one of the UKs leading support services partners, today announces the appointment of Sir Richard Mottram as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, the post will take effect immediately. Sir Richard was one of the countrys most senior officials within Government, his career having spanned 39 years and many key Departments. Commenting on the appointment, Mel Ewell, Chief Executive of Amey, said: "We are delighted that Sir Richard is joining the Board of Amey as Chairman. A strong leader with a great deal of experience and knowledge across many key sectors in the UK; Sir Richard will play a key role as we push forward with our strategy for continued growth and in developing our work in the central and local government arena". As Chairman of Amey, Sir Richard will be heavily involved in developing the businesss central and local government agenda and guiding Ameys future strategic development. His wealth of experience across key sectors including transport, the environment and public services will prove invaluable to Ameys business strategy and network. Sir Richard Mottram said; With its history of growth and strong forward business opportunities, this is an exciting time to be joining Amey. I look forward to working with Ameys leadership team as we realise the businesss vision of transforming services to the public. Notes to Editors: Sir Richard Mottram held a number of senior posts in the Civil service during his 39-year career including:
  • 1992-1995 Permanent Secretary, Office of Public Service and Science in the Cabinet Office
  • 19951998 Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence.
  • 1998-2002 Permanent Secretary, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (in 2001-2002 Transport, Local Government, and the Regions)
  • 2002 - 2005 Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions.
  •  2005-2007 Permanent Secretary, Intelligence, Security and Resilience, Cabinet Office
As a recently-retired Permanent Secretary, Sir Richard applied for permission to accept this appointment under the rules for the acceptance of outside appointments by former Crown servants. The Prime Minister, on the advice of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, approved the application subject to the condition that, for 12 months from his last day of service of 15 November 2007, Sir Richard should not be personally involved in lobbying UK Ministers or Crown servants, including special advisers, on behalf of Amey or its parent company, Ferrovial. Amey Amey is one of the UKs leading support service partners working in partnership with customers across the aviation, central government, defence, education, local government, rail and strategic highways sectors. Our purpose is to support organisations, both public and private, that serves the public and meets the needs of the 21st Century citizen. Our approach is based on true partnership, supporting the delivery of the highest public policy objectives, in education and transport, social cohesion and community development. Amey is part of Ferrovial, one of Europes largest infrastructure and services groups, which brings with it the strength and additional capabilities of a world-leading organisation. Amey employs over 10,000 people who are at the heart of everything we do and we have been listed amongst the Top 100 Companies that Count in Business in the Communitys (BITC) Corporate Responsibility Index since 2005. For further information about Amey, visit


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