Richard Coates, Office of Rail and Road

Company | Office of Rail and Road
Job Position | Deputy Director – Highways


Richard Coates is Deputy Director for highways at the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). He has 20 years’ experience within infrastructure and regulation. He previously held senior roles at the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets, leading teams in the electricity distribution and transmission price controls.

Richard joined ORR in 2010, initially leading the review of Network Rail’s asset management, and associated expenditure plans. He currently leads ORR’s monitoring of Highways England’s performance and efficiency, and its work informing the development of the next Road Investment Strategy.

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