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Crossfield to join Balfour Beatty as UK Construction Services chief

by Mark Cantrell
Nick Crossfield, incoming chief executive, Balfour Beatty UK Construction Services

Balfour Beatty has announced that Nick Crossfield will be joining the group later this year as the new chief executive of its UK Construction Services (UKCS) business.

Crossfield will be responsible for strategic leadership of UKCS, delivering on its business plans with a focus on further developing its presence in the growing infrastructure market – including the energy, defence and sustainable transportation sectors – as the partner of choice for notable customers and clients, such as SCAPE, the Environment Agency, the NHS, and Rolls Royce, as well as local authorities.

He will sit on the executive committee and report directly to Balfour Beatty’s group chief executive, Leo Quinn.

Quinn said: “I am delighted to welcome Nick to Balfour Beatty. He brings with him a wealth of experience working directly with government on behalf of industry, as well as a strong track record of managing large businesses, successfully delivering sustainable profitable growth, and navigating highly regulated environments with a focus on driving operational improvements.

“His experience and understanding of the markets in which Balfour Beatty operates makes him perfectly positioned to lead our UK Construction Services business.”

Having studied mechanical engineering at Reading University, Nick has over 40 years’ experience within the industrial and engineering industries, starting his career as a graduate with BAE Systems, and going on to work with British Steel, Network Rail, and Siemens.

Currently Crossfield is the managing director of Alstom Transportation’s UK and Ireland business; a role he has held since 2015.

Crossfield said, “I very much look forward to joining Balfour Beatty. I have watched with interest over the last 10 years as the group has continued to position and win work in its core markets and I look forward to continuing the successful delivery of national and local infrastructure across the UK.”

Balfour Beatty’s UKCS business consists of three business units: Scotland, Buildings – responsible for the delivery of construction projects in the aviation, health, defence, education and development sectors in England, and Civils – responsible for delivering civil engineering projects across the transportation (highways, public realm, and rail), flood and coastal defence, and industrial and energy sectors in England. As well as specialist brands Balfour Beatty Living Places, Balvac and Balfour Beatty Homes.

Main image: Nick Crossfield, incoming chief executive, Balfour Beatty UK Construction Services

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