Press Release

Balfour Beatty appoints Tony Wilson as Managing Director of its UK Power Transmission and Distribution business

4 March 2024


Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure Group, has today announced Tony Wilson as Managing Director of its UK Power Transmission and Distribution (Power T&D) business.

Tony will be responsible for delivering the business’ growth plans, fuelled by the UK Government’s requirement for clean and domestically generated energy, firmly establishing it as the pre-eminent partner to its valued customers which include, amongst others, Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks and National Grid.  

An Electrical Engineer by trade, Tony has over 40 years’ experience within the engineering and construction industry, spanning the utilities, transport, infrastructure and power markets, and prior to joining Balfour Beatty has enjoyed a successful career at both Skanska and J. Murphy & Sons, where he was Managing Director of their Utilities sector.

Tony joined Balfour Beatty in 2021 as Utilities Director for Balfour Beatty VINCI’s HS2 Area North Project, leading the delivery of all utility works. Last year he moved to Balfour Beatty’s Power T&D business as Chief Operations Director.

Balfour Beatty’s Power T&D business develops some of the UK’s most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects. It works with electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions across the full spectrum of the electricity grid, including overhead lines, cabling, substations and distribution networks, from scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance.

Last year, Balfour Beatty was appointed as one of ten delivery partners to SSEN Transmission’s c. £10 billion Accelerated Strategic Transmission Investment (ASTI) framework, responsible for delivering the onshore transmission infrastructure within SSEN’s ‘Pathway to 2030’ network redevelopment programme across the North of Scotland. The Company has since commenced the detailed design and development of nine schemes.


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Notes to editors:

  • Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group with over 25,000 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 114 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world. Currently, we are working to deliver Hinkley Point C, the first UK nuclear power station in a generation; constructing the world-class arts and cultural facility, the Lyric Theatre, in Hong Kong; and designing, building, financing, operating and maintaining the Automated People Mover superstructure at the fifth busiest airport in the world, Los Angeles International Airport.

Balfour Beatty appoints Tony Wilson as Managing Director of its UK Power Transmission and Distribution business

Antonia Walton

Head of Corporate Communications