Mark Bullock to retire in December

Balfour Beatty has begun the search for a new head of its UK construction business after the firm said Mark Bullock was stepping down at the end of the year.

Bullock has been in charge of the division since 2020 and last year the firm posted improved revenue of £2.8bn and a profit of £59m from a £2m loss in 2021.

Its work in the UK includes its jobs on HS2, Hinkley Point and several road schemes as well as M&E, ground engineering and smaller building jobs.


Source: HS2 Ltd

Among the schemes, Bullock’s successor will be in charge of will be its work on the HS2 railway

In an announcement this morning, Balfour Beatty chief executive Leo Quinn said Bullock was retiring in December having joined the country’s biggest contractor in 2012.

Bullock, who was chief executive for its rail and utilities business, replaced Dean Banks in November 2020.

In a note to staff, Quinn said: “Mark’s leadership has seen the application of robust governance and controls across the UK Construction Services portfolio, creating a strong platform for this multi-billion-pound business at a pivotal time for the UK construction industry in its journey to a sustainable, profitable future.”


Mark Bullock has spent 11 years at the country’s biggest contractor

Bullock, who turned 60 in July, has also worked for Laing O’Rourke in charge of the firm’s Select Plant Hire business as well as working on the T5 scheme as an integration director.