Director of design and bid director follow Mike Peskin to rival contractor

Balfour Beatty

Ron Moir, director of design and Colin Eke, bid director at Balfour Beatty, are following its former business development director for major projects, Mike Peskin, to contractor Osborne.

A spokesperson from Osborne confirmed that Ron Moir has joined the firm as head of design and innovation and that Colin Eke will be joining as pre-construction director.

They are the latest in a steady stream of executives to part ways with troubled construction giant Balfour Beatty, which has issued six profit warnings in the last three years.

Recent senior departures from Balfour Beatty include the firm’s strategic projects delivery director, Vince Lydon, who is believed to have joined Sir Robert McAlpine, although a spokesperson for Sir Robert McAlpine refused to confirm if this was the case and what his role would be.

Lydon and Peskin’s departures followed the exit of Nick Pollard, who only lasted two years as the chief executive of the contractor’s UK construction arm.

Last year saw Balfour Beatty’s chief executive Andrew McNaughton, finance director Duncan McGrath and chairman Steve Marshall all step down. McNaughton had only been in post for 13 months.