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New MD for HS2 JV

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) has appointed Mark Davies as the managing director for its HS2 joint venture (JV).

Mark Davies will take on the role from Mark Cutler, who will leave Balfour Beatty after a short handover period. Mark Cutler has led the JV since January 2017.

BBV’s new managing director is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and has more than 30 years’ experience in the rail, highways, water and nuclear sectors.

He began his career with Henry Boot Engineering, spent 17 years at Birse Civils, and joined Alfred McAlpine in 2004. In 2008, following their acquisition by Carillion, he assumed a number of business leadership roles culminating in his most recent role as managing director of Carillion’s UK infrastructure business.

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Mark Davies said: “I am thrilled to be leading the Balfour Beatty VINCI joint venture team for HS2, to support the delivery of such an iconic major high speed rail project across the UK.”

BBV has been awarded two contracts worth around £2.5 billion by HS2. This includes Lot N1 and N2, between the Long Itchington Wood Green tunnel to Delta Junction / Birmingham Spur and from the Delta Junction to the West Coast main line tie-in.

The JV is also bidding for further rail systems packages and Old Oak Common station, valued at a combined total of around £3.8 billion.

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