Parr returning to full-time role as Halton Council chief executiveT – the chief executive of the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board, David Parr, is returning to his full-time job as CEO of Halton Council.
Mr Parr has spearheaded the Mersey Gateway scheme for the last 13 years, but a new leadership structure will be put in place in the summer of 2018.
A new managing director will be appointed prior to the departure of the current construction director Paul Fenwick in June when his four-year tenure ends.
From then, MGCB will operate with two executive directors, a managing director and operational director and finance director.
Mr Parr said: “I am enormously proud of what we have achieved to deliver Mersey Gateway.
“The size and complexity of the project and the challenges we have overcome cannot be understated.
“The team that has delivered the project has been exceptional and it has been a great privilege for me to work with ambitious and brave politicians, some of the most outstanding experts in their field from all around the world and a core team who are second to none.
“The Mersey Gateway is not only an iconic structure everyone can be proud of but it is already changing lives.
“Quicker, more reliable and consistent journeys across the River Mersey are helping businesses grow and creating new employment opportunities, bringing in new investment to the area and giving commuters more time with their families and a better quality of life.
“It is a bridge to prosperity and I am confident that as the community grows more confident with the benefits the Mersey Gateway brings Halton will go from strength to strength.”