Andrew Jinks has experience of working in a variety of roles within the UK transport infrastructure sector. This includes the roads industry with National Highways, as well as main line and underground rail. He has held a wide variety of senior leadership roles in areas such as strategy & planning, asset management, major projects delivery and sponsorship, manufacturing, engineering and commercial, in both public and private sector.
He played a key senior role on the highly complex West Coast Main Line Upgrade programme in the UK’s first rail Alliance arrangement and led London Underground to transform their asset management practices leading to achievement of the ISO 55000 standard for asset management, whilst also developing sponsorship capabilities to successfully deliver a multibillion-pound major capital enhancement and renewals programme. An active board member for the last 9 years at the Institute of Asset Management as well as qualified civil engineer and Chartered Project Professional.
Andrew joined National Highways in 2016 as Development & Sponsorship Director to bring in experience gained at Transport for London to introduce professional sponsorship to their large capital investment portfolio. After 4 years in Major Projects joined Operations – in 2020 – initially as Programme Director in the Operations Transformation Programme, to share asset and programme management experience. Became Regional Director for Midlands in June 2021, to manage operation, maintenance and renewals as well as supporting enhancement of one of the largest and most complex regions. The Midlands region covers a geography in the West from North Shropshire to Herefordshire and in the East across to Northamptonshire and up to North Lincolnshire. This includes the key routes of the M1 and M6 and other key parts of the UK’s Motorway and major A roads. The region encompasses 81 local authorities and 77 Constituency MP’s and is run by a 800 strong team of varying professions.