Balfour Beatty welcomes Lord Allen to its Board as Non-Executive Director and Chairman-designate

– UK, London –  Balfour Beatty plc (LON: BBY), the international infrastructure group, today announced the appointment of Charles Allen, Lord Allen of Kensington, CBE, to its Board as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman-designate on 13 May 2021. After a transition period, he will assume the position of Chair from 20 July 2021, succeeding Philip Aiken who has been Chair since 2015.

“I am pleased to welcome Charles Allen to Balfour Beatty. He brings to our Board a wealth of experience of international companies, a range of sectors and Government,” said current Board Chair, Philip Aiken, Balf.

He added: “It has been a privilege to be part of Balfour Beatty over the last six years of significant progress. I wish all those who work with and for the Group the very best for its continued success.”

About Lord Allen

Lord Allen has extensive corporate experience across a range of sectors, most notably in support services and media.

His previous positions include Chair of ISS AS, Executive Chair of EMI Music, Chief Executive of ITV plc, Chief Executive of Compass Group, and Chief Advisor to the British Home Office. He sits in the House of Lords and currently holds positions as Advisory Chairman, Moelis & Company, and Chairman of Global Media and Entertainment.

Lord Allen said: “It is a good time to be joining Balfour Beatty, there are significant opportunities for the company to continue to develop in its chosen markets. I am looking forward to working with the Board and the management team to continue to create and deliver value to all stakeholders.”

About Balfour Beatty plc

Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group with 26,000 employees driving the delivery of powerful new solutions, shaping thinking, creating skylines, and inspiring a new generation of talent to be the change-makers of tomorrow.

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