Matthew Steele will head up contractor’s gas and water operation

matt steele Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty has appointed former Network Rail regional boss Matthew Steele to become the managing director of its gas and water operation.

Steele (pictured), who replaces Craig McGilvray who left in July after more than four years in charge, began his career working for Bombardier Transportation as an operations manager.

Most recently he worked for Network Rail in number of roles, including commercial and development director, as well as programme director at Crossrail.

He previously worked for TfL, latterly as head of power, communications and cooling upgrades.

Mark Bullock, chief executive of Balfour Beatty’s rail and utilities business, said Steele’s “extensive experience in delivering critical infrastructure projects in regulated markets will strengthen our client relationships and further enhance our capability in the sector”.