Andrew McNaughton takes over from Ian Tyler as Chief Executive of Balfour Beatty on 31st March, 2013.
Andrew is currently Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer. He joined Balfour Beatty in 1997 and was appointed to the Board in 2009 as Chief Operating Officer. Andrew is a chartered civil engineer and Vice-President of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He was involved with the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, East Kent Section and has played a leading role in project management.
Says Steve Marshall, Chairman, ‘Andrew has a deep understanding of our customers and operations, and the relentless drive necessary to successfully deliver the strategy that he has been intimately involved in developing.’
Between 1985 and 1997 he worked for the Kier Group, starting out as a site engineer. Andrew was educated at the Royal Hospital School, Ipswich, Suffolk, the University of Nottingham, where he read civil engineering and the University of Reading, where he took an MSc in Project Management. He lives in London and has two teenage daughters.
‘It has been a privilege to be part of the leadership team at Balfour Beatty for several years only now surpassed by the opportunity to take over from Ian as Chief Executive.
‘We have a strong company and are in a good position to meet the short term market challenges and take advantage of the longer term opportunities. I am looking forward to building on the solid platform that we have created and leading us to the next stage of strategic growth,’ said Andrew.