Appointed to the Board as Group Chief Executive in January 2015
Leo Quinn was appointed to the Board of Balfour Beatty as Group Chief Executive in January 2015, returning to the company where he started his career as a civil engineer. He was educated at Portsmouth University and Imperial College, London.
Leo joined the Group following five years as Group Chief Executive of QinetiQ Group plc and five years as CEO of De La Rue plc. He led both companies through successful transformations which restored each business to strength and created over £1bn of value.
Prior to that, Leo spent almost four years headquartered in the US as COO of Invensys plc’s $3bn Production Management division. He also worked with Honeywell Inc for 16 years in various senior management roles across the US, UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, ending as Global President of H&BC Enterprise Solutions.
In 2013, Leo founded The 5% Club which encourages companies to invest in the next generation and address the national skills shortage. Its aspiration is for at least 5% of employees to constitute either apprentices, interns or graduates in formal training programmes.
Appointed to the Board as Chief Financial Officer in June 2015
Philip joined Balfour Beatty as CFO in June 2015. He was previously Group Finance Director at Hogg Robinson Group plc. Prior to that, he was the Group Finance Director at VT Group plc. Philip served as VP Finance at Hewlett-Packard Europe, Middle East and Africa region and was a member of the EMEA board.
His earlier career included senior international finance roles at Compaq, Rank Xerox and Texas Instruments.
Philip is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
He is Non-executive Chairman of Aveva Group plc and a Non-executive Director of Newcrest Mining Limited. He was a Non-executive Director of National Grid plc until February 2015, Chairman of Robert Walters plc and a Non-executive (and senior independent) Director of Kazakhmys plc and Essar Energy plc, and a senior advisor at Macquarie Bank Ltd. Prior to that he was Group President Energy BHP Billiton and president BHP Petroleum, Chief Executive of BTR Nylex, and held senior roles in BOC Group. He has extensive international business experience in the industrials and resources sectors having worked across the UK, US, Asia and the Middle East.
Barbara has over thirty years of business and management experience in the private, public and regulated sectors.
In the private sector she has held a series of strategic, commercial and finance roles, including Group Finance Director at Morgan Sindall plc, Regulatory Director at South West Water and Chief Finance Officer for two international listed IT companies.
More recently, she has been Director General at the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Transport, supporting policy implementation and leading commercial projects. Her most recent executive appointment was Chief Operating Officer at Westminster City Council.
She has a portfolio of non-executive directorships including Microgen plc, IDOX plc, Agility Trains and the Lending Standards Board and is a Trustee of Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity.
Stephen is Non-executive Chairman of Anglian Water Group and Urenco Ltd.
He was Group Finance Director of British Energy Group plc (FTSE 100 power generator) and WS Atkins plc (FTSE 250, and UK's largest engineering consultancy) and ran Punch Taverns plc (UK's second largest pub owner) as Executive Chairman. He played instrumental roles in the financial and operational turnarounds of all three companies.
He spent 11 years with Balfour Beatty's predecessor company BICC plc.
Stuart has over 45 years’ experience in the civil engineering, construction and infrastructure sectors, and was Chief Executive of Costain Group PLC between 2001 and 2005. This followed executive positions in Welsh multi-utility Hyder plc, Alfred McAlpine plc and Tarmac Construction, where he represented the company on the Channel Tunnel board, following 20 years with John Laing Construction. He has also served as a senior Non-executive Director to Scott Wilson Group plc, and as Chairman of Silverdell Plc, Somero Plc and Beck and Pollitzer Limited.
Until 2009, he was Chief Executive of Tate & Lyle. Prior to joining Tate & Lyle in 2003, he spent 26 years at Unilever in a succession of roles culminating in his appointment as senior vice president, corporate development. He is Non-executive Chairman of Berendsen plc and Stobart Group Limited and a Non-executive Director of Greggs plc. He is also Chairman of Wilton Park, an independent and non-profit making executive agency of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and lead Independent Director at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He was formerly a Non-executive Director of Sygen International.
Dean was appointed Managing Director, UK Construction Services in June 2015.
Dean joined the Executive Committee in June 2015 as Managing Director, UK Construction Services, having first joined Balfour Beatty in April 2015 as Chief Operating Officer for the Regional and Mechanical & Electrical engineering services businesses.
His portfolio includes Balfour Beatty’s Regional construction business, Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick, a leading mechanical and electrical services business, Balfour Beatty Living Places, a local authority service provider and Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering.
He previously worked at Dunlop Aviation and Massey Ferguson.
Prior to those appointments, he served 14 years at FTSE 250 business De La Rue where he was the Managing Director of a number of divisions and sat on the executive committee.
Ray is President and CEO of the Group’s civil, rail and vertical construction businesses in the United States.
Ray Bond joined the worldwide Balfour Beatty Group in 1996 as the Finance Director for Balfour Beatty Rail in the United Kingdom. In 2003, he was asked to move to the U.S. to improve upon the performance of Balfour Beatty’s U.S. operations as CFO.
After achieving significant performance improvement in the U.S. businesses, in 2010, Ray became the President and CEO of Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc., the business responsible for delivering infrastructure, rail and water projects in the U.S. Six years later, he united the U.S. civil, rail and vertical construction businesses when he accepted the role of CEO of Balfour Beatty Construction.
Ray is a graduate of the Wharton Management School and the London Business School. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Chris was appointed Group Chief Information Officer in July 2015.
He is responsible for IT strategy and delivery across the group, with key focus on delivering digital capability at the same time as reducing costs.
Prior to joining Balfour Beatty, Chris led the Operations team for a major UK software consultancy. He has extensive global IT leadership, with previous roles at Invensys, Schneider Electric, De La Rue and QinetiQ.
Ian was appointed Managing Director for Power Transmission and Distribution in October 2016.
Ian has over thirty years’ experience in the electricity and gas industries. He joined Balfour Beatty in 2013 to lead the landmark Beauly-Denny overhead line project in Scotland having previously worked for National Grid, Transco and British Gas. Ian is a Chartered Engineer and has a degree in civil engineering.
David was appointed Group General Counsel and Head of Legal in July 2015, and Company Secretary in April 2016.
David joined the Group in 2011. He has key responsibility for Group Legal and Ethics and Compliance.
Prior to joining Balfour Beatty, David served at BP for 23 years, where he held a number of senior positions internationally, and in private practice. He is qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales and Australia
John was appointed Chief Executive Officer with responsibility for the railway business in February 2012.
From 2009 until his appointment he was the Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, the company he helped form through the merger of Haden Young and Balfour Kilpatrick (BK). He was appointed Managing Director of BK in 2004 having previously been the Managing Director of Carillion's M&E company, Crown House Engineering. Earlier in his career he worked in the Middle East. He has an MBA from the University of Strathclyde and is Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
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.
Ian joined the Executive Committee as CEO of the Investments division in June 2012.
He is responsible for the future growth and development of our investments portfolio in the UK and USA. He also has responsibility for the safe and efficient delivery of our extensive UK highways portfolio for Highways England.
Before he was promoted to CEO, Ian was Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Investments for 10 years. During that time Balfour Beatty Investments grew significantly to become a major value generator for the Group.
Ian's career started with Rolls-Royce plc in 1988 where he spent 10 years in a number of sales finance and business development roles before joining Balfour Beatty in 1999. Ian has an MBA from Durham University.
A chartered civil engineer, Stephen first joined the Balfour Beatty Group in 1981 as a graduate engineer.
He is responsible for the Group's Major Projects business which spans an extensive major infrastructure project portfolio across the UK including HS2, nuclear new build at Hinkley and Wylfa, nuclear decommissioning at Sellafield, Thames Tideway and Crossrail.
Steve also acts as Balfour Beatty's shareholder representative on the Board of the company’s Far East Joint Venture business Gammon Construction which operates in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Stephen has an MBA from City University and is a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Michael has worked with construction and infrastructure providers for four decades and has extensive knowledge of the US market. Michael has held a number of leadership and finance roles, including Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President at CH2M HILL and Partner and Global Leader at Ernst & Young Global LLP Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering Practice.
Latterly, he has acted as a strategic advisor to companies and private equity firms in the engineering and construction industry.
He is currently a Consultant to the Board at Contract Land Staff LLC and an Advisory Board member at Psomas.