Wilson named MD of Balfour Beatty power transmission arm

Tony Wilson has been appointed as the new managing director of Balfour Beatty’s UK Power Transmission & Distribution (UKPTD) business.

Wilson will be responsible for delivering the business’s growth plans, fuelled by the UK government’s requirement for clean and domestically generated energy. He will be expected to “firmly” establish the business as the “pre-eminent partner” to customers, which include Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks, and National Grid.

An electrical engineer by trade, Wilson has over 40 years’ experience within the engineering and construction industry, spanning the utilities, transport, infrastructure and power markets. Prior to joining Balfour Beatty, he has enjoyed a successful career at both Skanska, and J Murphy & Sons, where he was managing director of utilities.

Wilson joined Balfour Beatty in 2021 as utilities director for Balfour Beatty VINCI’s HS2 Area North Project, leading the delivery of all utility works. Last year he moved to Balfour Beatty’s UKPTD business as chief operations director.

The company said: “Balfour Beatty’s Power T&D business develops some of the UK’s most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects. It works with electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions across the full spectrum of the electricity grid, including overhead lines, cabling, substations and distribution networks, from scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance.”

Main image: Tony Wilson, managing director, Balfour Beatty UK Power Transmission & Distribution

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