Press Release (RNS)

Appointment of Non-Executive Director - Anne Drinkwater

21 September 2018


Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that Anne Drinkwater has been appointed as a Non-executive Director with effect from 1 December 2018. 

Anne has over thirty years of business and leadership experience in the oil industry. 

Philip Aiken, Balfour Beatty Chairman said: "I am delighted that Anne has agreed to join the Balfour Beatty Board.  She has significant experience in heavy industry including multiple large capital expenditure projects with infrastructure considerations.  Anne's strategic mindset and knowledge of doing business in the UK and US mean that she will make a strong addition to the board of Balfour Beatty." 

Anne held a range of strategic, commercial and operational roles at BP plc across multiple jurisdictions including the positions of President of BP Indonesia and Managing Director of BP Norway.  Anne's most recent appointment at BP was President and CEO of the Canadian business. 

Since her retirement from BP, Anne has served as a Non-executive Director of Aker Solutions where she chaired the audit committee and also Tullow Oil plc where she was appointed to a number of committees including EHS, (environment, health and safety), remuneration and nomination.

Having stepped down from these roles, Anne recently joined the board of Equinor (previously Statoil) as Non-executive director. 


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Notes to editors:

  • Balfour Beatty ( is a leading international infrastructure group. With 28,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.
  • Our main geographies are the UK & Ireland, US and the Far East. Over the last 100 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics' Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong's first Zero Carbon building, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
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