Donald Morrison, head of asset management and procurement for Transport Scotland, has joined the Highways Magazine editorial board.
Donald is a chartered engineer and member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. After graduating from Strathclyde University in 1987 he worked in highway design and contract management with Babtie Group before joining the Scottish Executive in 1999. He has worked in various roles including area manager and network manager before the creation of Transport Scotland as an executive agency of the Scottish Government in 2006.
Donald is currently responsible for the asset management, procurement and engineering services functions which support the management and maintenance of Scotland’s 3,500 kilometre trunk road network. This includes the contract development, procurement and commercial aspects of Transport Scotland’s trunk road operating company contracts and responsibility for the performance audit group commission.
Donald leads the asset management strategy, policy and plans for the trunk road network including the budget management of the £250 million annual maintenance spend. In addition he also has responsibility for technical standards, road policy, management information systems and research.
He takes the place on the editorial board that was previously occupied by his colleague Graham Edmond, who is currently head of network maintenance for Transport Scotland.