Mark Davies will replace Mark Cutler who is leaving to take up the top job at Van Elle


Former Carillion managing director Mark Davies has been appointed to the same position at Balfour Beatty and Vinci’s HS2 joint venture.

Davies, who had been the managing director of the failed contractor’s infrastructure business since 2008, will take on the role from Mark Cutler, who is leaving to take up the chief executive role at piling firm Van Elle.

Cutler led the Balfour Beatty Vinci joint venture since January last year.

Balfour Beatty Vinci was awarded Lot N1 and N2, between the Long Itchington Wood Green tunnel to Delta Junction/Birmingham Spur and from the Delta Junction to the West Coast Main Line tie-in, in July 2017. Combined, these two contract awards are worth around £2.5bn.

The joint venture is also currently bidding for further railways systems packages and Old Oak Common station, valued at a combined total of £3.8bn.

Davies said: “I am thrilled to be leading the Balfour Beatty Vinci joint venture team for HS2 to support the delivery of such an iconic major high speed rail project across the UK.”

Davies worked for Henry Boot Engineering, Birse Civils and Alfred McAlpine, before it was acquired by Carillion.