Press Release

UK executive leadership changes

11 October 2022


Balfour Beatty has today announced changes to the UK Business Unit responsibilities of its Group Executive Committee.

Stephen Tarr assumes additional executive responsibility for the Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering, Power Transmission & Distribution and Rail businesses, complementing his existing responsibilities for Highways and Major Projects, as Chief Executive Officer, Transport, Energy & Power Major Projects.

The changes align Balfour Beatty’s energy and transport major project capabilities under one executive leader in growth markets where its integrated Group-wide multidisciplinary capability is a competitive advantage. 

Matt Steele has taken up the position of Managing Director, Energy Transition & Security.

Michael Dyke assumes additional executive responsibility for Balfour Beatty’s HS2 Old Oak Common joint venture project, complementing his existing responsibility for the Balfour Beatty VINCI HS2 Area North civil engineering packages, as Chief Executive Officer, HS2 Major Projects.

Mark Bullock, Chief Executive Officer, UK Construction Services, assumes executive responsibility for Omnicom Balfour Beatty in addition to his executive responsibility for Regional Buildings, Regional Civils, Regional Scotland, Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick, Balfour Beatty Living Places, Balvac, Balfour Beatty Homes and Asset & Technology Solutions.

Gavin Russell, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Investments, continues his executive responsibility for Balfour Beatty Investments across the UK and US.

Following the Group’s repositioning towards critical infrastructure, these changes better align the business to capitalise on the decade of infrastructure growth in its chosen markets.


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Notes to editors:

  • Balfour Beatty is 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.

Antonia Walton

Head of Corporate Communications