Press Release

Balfour Beatty Non-Executive Directorate changes

24 July 2013


Balfour Beatty plc, the international infrastructure group, today announces the appointment of two new Non-Executive Directors.

Belinda Richards

Belinda Richards is appointed Non-Executive Director from 1 September, 2013. Until 2010, she was Global Head of Deloitte’s Merger Integration and Separation Advisory Services business, a business she started and successfully grew. Prior to this, she was Vice President of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young’s Post-Acquisition Integration and Separation Services business, and was previously at KPMG. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Grainger plc and Resolution Limited.

Bill Thomas

Bill Thomas is also appointed a Non-Executive Director, also effective 1 September, 2013. Bill was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett-Packard in EMEA until 2009. Prior to this, he held a succession of senior roles at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), culminating in his appointment as Executive Vice President for EDS Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Bill is currently a Non-Executive Director of Xchanging plc and GFI Software SARL.

Mike Donovan

After almost eight years with the Group, Mike Donovan will be retiring from the Board on 1 October 2013.

Steve Marshall, Chairman, said: “The Board is pleased to welcome Belinda Richards and Bill Thomas to Balfour Beatty. Belinda brings a wealth of experience that encompasses strategy, change management and managing operational delivery across a range of sectors.  Bill brings a track record of growing successful businesses and considerable strategic and international experience from within the professional services arena. I would like to thank Mike Donovan for his significant contribution to the Group during his tenure.  His wise counsel and his chairmanship of the Business Practices Committee have been valued and he steps down with our best wishes.”

Neither Bill Thomas, Belinda Richards nor their connected persons hold any interests in Balfour Beatty securities. There are no other disclosures required under Listing Rule 9.6.13.

Analyst/investor enquiries:
Basak Kotler
Balfour Beatty plc
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7216 924

Media enquiries:
Rebecca Salt
Balfour Beatty plc
Tel. +44 (0)20 7216 6865 

Notes to editors:

Balfour Beatty ( is an international infrastructure group that delivers world class services essential to the development, creation and care of infrastructure assets; from finance and development, through design and project management to construction and maintenance. Our businesses draw on more than 100 years of experience to deliver the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise to our clients principally in the UK, the US, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. We continue to develop our business in key growth markets in South Africa, Australia, Canada, Brazil and India. With proven expertise in delivering infrastructure critical to support communities and society today and in the future, our key market sectors include transportation (roads, rail and aviation), power and energy, mining, water and social infrastructure such as hospitals and schools. Balfour Beatty employs 50,000 people around the world.

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