Mark Byard

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Director Highways England

Mark joined Highways England as Health, Safety and Wellbeing Director in April 2018 after nearly 20 years in the water industry.  Prior to joining Highways England Mark was H&S Director at United Utilities based in the North West and was at Severn Trent Water before that in health and safety and operational management roles.  Mark’s background in operations is a continuous point of reference as he develops new health, safety and wellbeing strategies.  Since joining Highways England Mark has developed a new approach to health, safety and wellbeing ‘Home Safe and Well’ which launched across Highways England and the supply chain in early June 2019.  This approach supports the company’s vision ‘we want everyone who works with us and everyone who travels on our network to get home safe and well.

My Speaker Sessions

Tuesday, June 15

Worker health & safety
Mark Byard

Detailing improvements in worker safety and how they came about.


Tuesday , June 15, 14:30 - 15:00
Deborah Sims (CHAIR) Jatish Patel

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