Balfour Beatty appoints CEO of infrastructure investments business

Gavin Russell

BALFOUR Beatty has confirmed the appointment of Gavin Russell as CEO of its infrastructure investments business.

He will have responsibility for the company’s £1.1 billion infrastructure investments portfolio across the UK and America. He will also be a member of Balfour Beatty’s group executive committee.

Gavin joined Balfour Beatty in 2014 and has held a number of roles, most recently as finance director of the company’s major projects, highways and investments businesses. Previously, he was group financial controller.

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 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.”