Press Release

Balfour Beatty appoints Tracey Wood as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

8 September 2020


Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces the appointment of Tracey Wood as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary.

Tracey will report directly to Group Chief Executive, Leo Quinn, as a member of Balfour Beatty’s Group Executive Committee, responsible for the Group’s Legal teams as well as acting as the Company Secretary.

Tracey joins from Costain Group plc where she was General Counsel and Company Secretary. Having joined the company in 2006, she has been responsible for Legal, Company Secretariat, HR and Internal Audit & Risk.  Prior to Costain, Tracey was a Partner at the law firm Hammonds. Tracey has nearly 30 years’ experience in commercial and construction law.

Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted that Tracey has agreed to join Balfour Beatty at such a pivotal time – when the company is perfectly positioned to capitalise on positive infrastructure markets across our chosen geographies.  Her significant industry experience and knowledge means that she will make a strong addition to the company’s senior leadership team”.

Tracey Wood, Balfour Beatty Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, said: “Over the last 15 years, I have watched with interest as Balfour Beatty has transformed into the market-leading organisation it is today. I am therefore thrilled to be joining Balfour Beatty and look forward to working alongside some of the industry’s leading construction and engineering experts”.


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Notes to editors:

  • Balfour Beatty ( is a leading international infrastructure group. With 26,000 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, US and Hong Kong. Over the last 110 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.

Antonia Walton

Head of Corporate Communications