Press Release (RNS)

Appointment of Non-executive Director: Louise Hardy

10 March 2022


Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that Louise Hardy has been appointed as a Non-executive Director with effect from 1 April 2022.

Louise has over thirty years of business and leadership experience in the construction and infrastructure industry.

Charles Allen, Lord Allen of Kensington, CBE and Chair of Balfour Beatty said: "I am delighted that Louise has agreed to join the Balfour Beatty Board.  With her significant experience in the built environment and her strategic mindset and knowledge of delivering international infrastructure schemes, I am confident that she will make a strong addition to the Board."

Commenting on her appointment, Louise said: "I look forward to joining the Board of Balfour Beatty and contributing my deep sector knowledge and technical expertise to support the Group’s continuing success. Operating in favourable infrastructure markets, stimulated by strong government investment, Balfour Beatty provides an opportunity for exposure to the landmark infrastructure schemes across the UK, US and Hong Kong that first attracted me to this sector."

A civil engineer by background, Louise has held a range of senior roles at London Underground, Bechtel, Laing O’Rourke and as Infrastructure Director responsible for the portfolio of projects for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Her most recent executive appointment was European Project Excellence Director for AECOM where she was responsible for monitoring performance across a portfolio of 10,000 projects in 15 countries and eight businesses within Europe.

Since then, Louise has held a number of non-executive roles in the public sector and FTSE 250, including previously at Renew Holdings and Sirius Minerals. She is currently a Non-executive Director of Crest Nicholson, Genuit Group and Severfield. She is also a keen volunteer within the industry as a STEM ambassador and diversity champion.

No further information is required to be disclosed under LR 9.6.13 R(1)-(6).


Analyst/investor enquiries:
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Antonia Walton
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Notes to editors:

  • Balfour Beattyis a leading international infrastructure group with 24,500 employees driving the delivery of powerful new solutions, shaping thinking, creating skylines and inspiring a new generation of talent to be the change-makers of tomorrow.  
  • We finance, develop, build, maintain and operate the increasingly complex and critical infrastructure that supports national economies and deliver projects at the heart of local communities. 
  • Over the last 113 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including: the £1.5 billion A14 improvement scheme - Britain's biggest road project; Hong Kong's HK$5.5 billion world-class harbour theatre project for the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; and the 12.5-mile $429 million North Metro Commuter Rail line in Colorado, US.

Image: Louise Hardy, Non-executive Director

Antonia Walton

Head of Corporate Communications