Balfour Beatty’s Scottish MD joins Construction Scotland’s leadership group

Hector MacAulay

BALFOUR Beatty Scotland and Ireland MD Hector MacAulay has become the latest appointee to Construction Scotland’s Industry Leadership Group (ILG).

The ILG is formally recognised by the Scottish Government and its agencies as the representative voice of the construction industry north of the border. It brings together key figures to drive growth and industry-wide collaboration.

Construction Scotland’s ambition is to support the development and growth of a more ‘sustainable, productive, innovative and profitable’ construction industry.

Under MacAulay’s leadership, Balfour Beatty is currently undertaking the redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street Station, the Edinburgh Futures Institute on behalf of the University of Edinburgh and dualling the A9 north of Perth.

Hector MacAulay said, “I am delighted to be joining Construction Scotland ILG as it grows in stature and influence, leading the agenda for the wider construction sector in Scotland. A strong and vibrant construction sector is essential to underpin the economic development of Scotland, delivering prosperity, sustainable economic growth and employment.

“I have a passionate belief that the construction industry has a duty and a responsibility to support and enhance communities in which it operates, and to leave a lasting and sustainable legacy when it moves on.”

Ken Gillespie, chair of Construction Scotland’s Industry Leadership Group added, “We are delighted to welcome Hector. His appointment demonstrates our commitment to delivering the strategy we launched in November last year which has six key areas of focus: ending lowest cost procurement, increasing skills and diversity, improving quality, supporting reform of planning and building regulations, improving productivity and profitability and facilitating sector growth. I am confident that Hector will play a vital role in helping to drive industry-wide collaboration and sector growth.”