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Key People - Balfour Beatty

Ian Tyler – chief executive

  • Chartered accountant
  • Became a director in 1999, having joined the company in 1996 from Hanson Group
  • Chief executive since January 2005, following stints as finance director and chief operating officer
  • President of Construction Industry Relief, Assistance and Support, a construction and property industry charity for the homeless

Andrew McNaughton – chief operating officer

  • Chartered civil engineer and fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Joined Balfour Beatty in 1997 after 12 years at Kier
  • Chief Operating Officer since January 2009
  • Formerly a group managing director for civil engineering

Manfred Leger – group managing director for rail engineering and services

  • Manages Balfour Beatty’s rail operation
  • Will oversee the company’s work with Network Rail and Transport for London, as well as the rail engineering side of Crossrail

Brian Osborne – group managing director for civil and specialist engineering services

  • Will oversee the A3 tunnels, East London Line extension and the overhaul of King’s Cross station
  • Will oversee any forthcoming large civils projects including work on Crossrail and major contracts with the Highways Agency

Mike Peasland – group managing director

  • Responsible for healthcare, education, social housing and construction of commercial property
  • Remit also sees the integration of regional civils projects.
  • Has previously been managing director of Balfour Beatty subsidiaries Balfour Kipatrick and Mansell.

Iain Ferguson CBE – non-executive director

  • Iain recently retired as Chief Executive of Tate and Lyle Plc
  • Prior to joining Tate and Lyle in 2003, he spent 26 years at Unilever
  • He is also a Non Executive Director of Greggs Plc

Robert Amen – non-executive director

  • Joined Balfour Beatty as non-executive director in June 2010
  • Previously chairman & chief executive officer of International Flavors & Fragrances