Leon was appointed Chief Executive Officer, US Operations in 2020.
Leon is responsible for our US Buildings and US Civils businesses and our US-wide functional shared services, providing overall country leadership and co-ordination.
Leon has been with Balfour Beatty since 2001, holding the positions of Chief Estimator, Vice President, Senior Vice President, Division President of the National/Federal Group, President of the Mid-Atlantic Division, Chief Operating Officer, Mid-Atlantic, and Chief Executive Officer, US – Buildings.
During his 30-year career, he has pursued projects in more than 30 states, and successfully acquired more than $7.5 billion in new work. In addition to having vast experience with federal projects, Leon has experience in the construction of healthcare, upscale lodging and convention centres.
Leon is past president of the National Capitol Chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and holds an Associate of Science degree in construction engineering from Alfred State College.
Mark was appointed Chief Executive Officer - UK Construction Services in 2020.
He is responsible for Balfour Beatty’s Regional construction business, Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick, Balfour Beatty Living Places, Asset & Technology Solutions, Balfour Beatty Homes and Omnicom Balfour Beatty.
Mark joined Balfour Beatty as Managing Director of our UK Rail business in 2012. In 2018, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer - Rail & Utilities, taking on additional responsibility for the Group’s Gas & Water and Power Transmission & Distribution businesses.
Mark has significant experience in delivering critical infrastructure projects in both client and contractor organisations.
Prior to joining Balfour Beatty, Mark was Managing Director at Heathrow and was Managing Director of 24seven Utility Services.
Michael was appointed to the Executive Committee in 2021.
Michael re-joined Balfour Beatty in 2020 as Managing Director of the Balfour Beatty VINCI joint venture for HS2, the state-of-the-art railway line critical for the UK’s low carbon transport and railway capacity needs. He is responsible for the delivery of the £6.2 billion main civils work stretching 90 kilometres between the Long Itchington Wood Green tunnel in Warwickshire to the West Coast Main Line tie-in near Lichfield in Staffordshire and the Old Oak Common new super-hub station in London which, on completion, is set to be the best-connected and largest new railway station ever built in the UK.
He has over 30 years’ experience leading and managing large infrastructure projects, programmes and businesses across multiple geographies and sectors, working for both client and contractor.
Prior to joining Balfour Beatty, Michael worked with Skanska as an Executive Director and as CEO of eight2O, the water alliance which brought together Thames Water and seven other global contracting and consulting businesses.
Previously Michael spent eight years with Balfour Beatty both in the UK and overseas and has also held senior roles at Lend Lease, National Grid and EDF Energy.
Chris was appointed Chief Technology Officer in December 2019.
He is focussed on technology and accelerating our drive for sustainable innovation. Chris is also responsible for IT and Procurement across the Group, ensuring we match our digital ambitions with our ongoing procurement cost management.
Prior to joining Balfour Beatty, Chris led the Operations team for a major UK software consultancy. He has extensive global IT leadership experience, with previous roles at Invensys, Schneider Electric, De La Rue and QinetiQ.
Louise was appointed Group Director of Communications & Corporate Affairs in 2021.
Previously Group Head of Communications since 2018, Louise provides strategic oversight and direction to the Group in matters relating to public affairs and policy, media relations, reputation management, employee engagement and communications as well as brand and marketing.
Louise has extensive knowledge in corporate affairs, as well as previous experience in B2B marketing and consumer PR, and over 15 years’ experience in the construction and infrastructure industry.
Paul was appointed Human Resources Director in 2005 having joined the Group in 1996.
Paul is responsible for ensuring that the people practices and leadership development throughout the Group are aligned and support the achievement of the business strategy.
An essential element of Paul's role is to ensure the business recruits and retains sufficient talented people to achieve the business strategy together with equipping the current workforce with the skills to develop both professionally and personally.
Prior to joining Balfour Beatty, Paul held a variety of HR positions in Alstom, Massey Ferguson and United Biscuits.
Gavin was appointed Chief Executive Officer – Infrastructure Investments in January 2022.
He is responsible for the company’s £1.1 billion Infrastructure Investments portfolio across the UK and US.
Since joining Balfour Beatty in 2014, Gavin has held a number of strategic roles, most recently as Finance Director of Balfour Beatty’s Major Projects, Highways and Investments businesses. Previously, he was the Group Financial Controller.
Prior to joining Balfour Beatty, Gavin was at Ernst & Young where he worked across a wide range of industries.
Gavin is a Chartered Accountant and graduated from the London School of Economics.
Stephen joined the Executive Committee in 2015.
A chartered civil engineer, Stephen first joined the Balfour Beatty Group in 1981 as a graduate engineer.
Stephen is responsible for the Group's transport, energy and power capabilities in the UK including the Major Projects, Highways, Power Transmission & Distribution and Rail businesses, as well as Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering. His responsibilities span an extensive portfolio of major infrastructure projects including nuclear new build and grid connection at Hinkley, nuclear decommissioning at Sellafield, as well as highways and rail schemes across the UK including the operation and maintenance of the M25 and projects within National Highways Roads Investment Strategy.
He also acts as Balfour Beatty’s shareholder representative on the Board of the company’s Hong Kong joint venture business, Gammon.
Stephen has an MBA from City University and is a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Tracey was appointed Group General Counsel and Company Secretary in September 2020.
She is responsible for our Legal and Business Integrity teams and Company Secretariat.
Tracey has nearly 30 years’ experience in commercial and construction law. Prior to joining Balfour Beatty she was General Counsel and Company Secretary at Costain. Before Costain, Tracey worked for the legal firm Hammonds, as an Associate and then Partner.