Press Release

Balfour Beatty Managing Director appointed to Construction Scotland’s Industry Leadership Group

30 July 2019


Construction Scotland, the leadership organisation for the construction industry in Scotland, today announces the appointment of Hector MacAulay, a highly experienced industry leader who is currently Managing Director of Balfour Beatty’s Scotland and Ireland Regional construction business, to its Industry Leadership Group (ILG).

Building on his wealth of experience across the civil engineering and construction sectors, Hector will play a vital role in driving industry-wide collaboration and sector growth across Scotland; utilising his extensive knowledge in the delivery of flagship projects such as the redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street Station and the A9 Dualling Programme.

Hector said: “I am delighted to be joining Construction Scotland ILG as it grows in stature and influence, leading the agenda for the wider construction sector in Scotland.” 

“A strong and vibrant Construction Sector is essential to underpin the economic development of Scotland, delivering prosperity, sustainable economic growth and employment opportunities.

“I have a passionate belief that the construction industry has a duty and a responsibility to support and enhance communities in which it operates, and to leave a lasting and sustainable legacy when it moves on.”

Ken Gillespie, chair of Construction Scotland’s Industry Leadership Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Hector and his appointment demonstrates our commitment to delivering the strategy we launched in November last year which has six key areas of focus:  ending lowest cost procurement, increasing skills and diversity, improving quality, supporting reform of planning and building regulations, improving productivity and profitability and facilitating sector growth.  I am confident that Hector will play a vital role in helping to drive industry-wide collaboration and sector growth.”

Construction Scotland’s ILG is formally recognised by the Scottish Government and its agencies as the representative voice of the industry in Scotland bringing together key figures from the private and public sector. Construction Scotland’s ambition is to support the development and growth of a more sustainable, productive, innovative and profitable construction industry.




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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 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.
  • Balfour Beatty has been operating in Scotland for over a century. Today, the company employs 2,000 people across Scotland and works with a supply chain that includes a substantial proportion of local businesses.
  • The company’s construction business recently completed Perth Futures Trust Phase 1, Dundee Train Station Redevelopment and the Prince & Princess Wales Hospice and Radisson Red Hotel, both located in Glasgow.
  • Significant projects in the Balfour Beatty regional Scotland current portfolio include the Edinburgh Futures Institute at Edinburgh University, The Gatty Marine building for the University of St Andrews, Forth Valley College’s Falkirk Campus, University of Strathclyde’s Learning and Teaching Hub, the Institute for Regeneration and Repair for the University of Edinburgh, Glasgow Queen Street Station Redevelopment for Network Rail and A9 Dualling Luncarty to Pass of Burnham for Transport Scotland.
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