Former MD moves up from 1 January, reporting to chief executive Ian Tyler

Balfour Beatty has named Andrew McNaughton its new chief operating officer, with effect from 1 January.

McNaughton, formerly the group’s managing director, will oversee the firm’s construction and engineering work in the UK, the Middle East and South-east Asia as well as its global rail business.

Andrew McNaughton
McNaughton, a chartered civil engineer, has been with Balfour Beatty since 1997

He will report to chief executive Ian Tyler, who will continue to manage the group’s US business plus its professional and technical services.

Tyler said: “I am delighted to announce Andrew's appointment, which reflects the need to create an appropriate board and senior management structure to direct and manage the continuing long-term growth of the group.

“Andrew has been instrumental in the development of our major project capabilities and in positioning the group in respect of its major future opportunities.”

McNaughton, who is 44, joined Balfour Beatty in 1997. He is a chartered civil engineer and a board member of the Major Projects Association.