Elaine Billington

MBE, Executive Director Human Resources & OD, National Highways

Elaine Billington is Executive Director of HR and Organisational Development. She is responsible for the developing and leading the company’s people strategy.

Elaine has worked across a variety of sectors and most recently held several senior roles at United Utilities including HR Director. She has also worked at VERTEX, Cable & Wireless Communications and Rentokil Initial.  Her experience includes people strategy development, building strong employee relations, strategic resource planning, as well as leading organisational change and transformation programmes.

Elaine has championed the importance of apprenticeships throughout her career, including chairing the North West Employer Apprentice Ambassador Network and becoming a member of the Apprentice Diversity Champions Network.  In January 2020 Elaine was awarded an MBE for services to industry and skills, in recognition of raising the profile of apprenticeships.