MHA+ Governance

It is vital that all members contribute to the success of MHA+ and this is achieved by having a governance structure that allows each authority to have its say.

The aim of the combined alliance is to support its member authorities in providing effective, efficient innovative and sustainable customer focussed highway services by :

  • developing and sharing best practice in delivering highway services
  • providing effective routes to market that reflects the quality, innovation and value for money the alliance strives for.

Overall governance is by a director level executive board, which meets twice a year and annually reviews and approves the MHA+ business plan.

The MHA+ executive board undertakes the following activities:

  • Set the priorities for the alliance by approving the annual business plan at the start of the financial year.
  • Create an environment which encourages the sharing of ideas and information and supports potential collaborative partnerships.
  • Influence and lead on the development of national best practice
  • Be aware of national and regional trends and changes to funding programmes and legislation that will influence the work of the Alliance and ensure that timely action to effect any necessary changes can be facilitated.
  • Ensure the work of the Alliance is given a high profile nationally and connects with other regional alliances across the country.

The business plan identifies MHA+ aims, its objectives over the financial year and sets the appropriate budgets. Each member authority has a representative on this board.

View and download the latest business plan here  

The aim of the combined alliance is to support its member authorities in providing effective, efficient innovative and sustainable customer focussed highway services by :

  • developing and sharing best practice in delivering highway services
  • providing effective routes to market that reflects the quality, innovation and value for money the alliance strives for.

The MHA+ programme board meets four times a year and undertakes the following activities:

  • Promote the development of common performance measurements and benchmarking
  • Oversee the progress of the activities outlined in the approved annual business plan;
  • ensure that improvement, task and other groups are fit for purpose
  • budget monitoring and oversight.