Balfour Beatty appoints Infrastructure Investments CEO

International infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has appointed Gavin Russell as CEO of its Infrastructure Investments business.

Reporting directly to Group Chief Executive, Leo Quinn, he will have responsibility for the company’s £1.1 billion Infrastructure Investments portfolio across the UK and US. He will also be a member of Balfour Beatty’s Group Executive Committee.

Prior to his appointment as CEO of Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Investments, Mr Russel had a number of strategic roles within the group, most recently as Finance Director of Balfour Beatty’s Major Projects, Highways and Investments businesses. Previously, he was Group Financial Controller.

The company says that, having joined Balfour Beatty in 2014, he is “testament to the organisation’s ongoing commitment to attracting, developing and retaining talented individuals to provide the high-quality leadership required to drive forward world-class infrastructure”.

Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive, said: “Our Infrastructure Investments business has long been core to Balfour Beatty’s business model. With a continuation of its strategy of investment in attractive new opportunities and disposal of assets timed to optimise value and maximise returns, Infrastructure Investments has a strong positive trajectory. I am therefore delighted to appoint Gavin as CEO with responsibility for driving the portfolio forward.”

Gavin Russell, CEO, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Investments, added: “I look forward to leading the Infrastructure Investments business and further developing the portfolio of high-quality assets Balfour Beatty has created for the benefit of all stakeholders.” 

(Picture – Balfour Beatty)

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