Balfour Beatty has appointed former HS2 commercial director Beth West as managing director of its regional construction business in the south of England.
West joins Balfour Beatty from Landsec, a commercial property development company, where she was head of development for their London portfolio responsible for all aspects of business expansion from the feasibility stages through to construction.
A fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, West has previously held a number of significant industry leadership positions including commercial director at HS2, head of commercial procurement for the London Underground and commercial director at Tube Lines.
Dean Banks, chief executive officer of Balfour Beatty’s UK construction services business, said: “I am delighted to welcome Beth to the Balfour Beatty team. Beth’s extensive experience in overseeing major infrastructure projects, combined with her innovative forward thinking, will help drive the southern business whilst engaging our people to deliver schemes which will leave a positive lasting legacy in the region.”
West looked forward to her new role and said: “As a market leading company, it is an honour to join Balfour Beatty. I look forward to strengthening our customer relationships in the south whilst delivering safe, quality projects for our customers.”